The following ad , Its not easy to be Lebanese, is being broadcast on LBC frequently. Indeed it is not easy to be Lebanese. The ad touches upon the mixed feelings of anger, disappointment, disillusionment, helplessness and love towards the country and I must confess, reinforces my shameful patriotism.
Here is the Translation Of the AD :
[g]To Lebanese women and men.
Fate chose you, history challenges you, you sow but don't reap, everyone is comfortable except you, you sacrifice you don't find, you bleed but the blood doesnt dry, you die so that you can die again by the same concern,
this is the fate of a Lebanese and its not easy to be Lebanese
it needs an effort not only a human, it needs the capacity and strength not available in anyone else, it needs you to be really in your heart of hearts lebanese, it requires you to crash in a wall and many times in glass, it needs boldness and love of the nation and pride,
its not easy to be lebanese but lebanon is a nation like no other
you tell me you sacrificed years and are tired and what did you get. this is your country, this is ur fate because you are lebanese and its not easy to be Lebanese
maybe because its large and we are still small, maybe its small and those who are envious are many. Maybe because, simply, lebanon raised you and its not easy for one to be deservedly Lebanese
the hands that destroy are many and the Lebanese is the only who builds. Erecting buildings higher from his blood and flesh. With his will and determination, destruction is left ashamed
Not waiting for miracles nor good intentions, alone with your effort you melted the corners. We have representatives by name but you are the only one who questions and is responsible, they are the politics of abuse and impossible logic, (in the background politicians are heard saying you have no need to understand, we will understand for you)
because like your nation,you are alone, because you are lebanese, you have no one but your god, don't rely on anyone else, be proud of your effort that is beyond human and remember always its not easy for someone to be Lebanese.