This is not the kind of blog posts you are used to read here…
this is just a tribute to Yahia Jaber, Ali Zaraket and Housein Ghareeb who choose art rather than any other way of protest to say a big loud NO to the propagators of the “orthodox law”.
“This is my identity – the planet halted” mocks the emphasis on sectarian identity.
While the other clip “Ya kanoun il Farzalak” mocks ex-deputy speaker Elie Ferzli, the man behind the law of electoral sectarian division, making use of the similarity of the name of Ferzli and “Fazlaki” (the Lebanese word for pedantry and philosophizing in vain). It bitterly criticizes the approach of those propagating the divisional law.
Here is a rough translation of the text:
You, the law, the one who philosophized you
Stop inventing, philosophizing ….
This country is not owned by your father, mother, brother or sister
This country is not a property of yours, where is your debenture [deed of ownership]?
‘Darling’, this is my country, whether you like it or not…
This flowing water is not your property or the property of your parents
This sea is not just a park for your wife’s boat
This sea is mine, is theirs… whether you like it or not
This air is mine… it is not owned by your girlfriend’s scared nose.
This country is ours… till child of child.
Go play your childish game in your room!
The home is our home, not yours
This country is mine, is theirs, is our country whether you like it or not.
This road is ours, it is not made only for your boots.
go wash your socks!
This is our country.
It is not the country of my sect, or their sect or your sect!
We are the gold in fire!
We are the people, the nation… we are the whole cosmos! You philosophizer!