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An Answer to Emma Watson’s #HeForShe UN Speech

The full speech is here , and if you don’t feel like watching another western feminist backed by globalist NGOs, I will quote the most important points.

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“This is the first campaign of its kind at the UN. We want to try to mobilize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change. And, we don’t just want to talk about it. We want to try and make sure that it’s tangible.”

This, if anything, sounds sexist. As if men can’t be involved in any change and they need YOU and your UN to make them involved. Anyway, no human (whether man or woman) in his/her right mind would get themselves involved in modern feminism.

“I was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women six months ago. And, the more I spoke about feminism, the more I realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.”

Ah definitely it has to stop because modern feminism is a failure with all those brainwashed women who didn’t achieve anything in their life and resorted thus to blaming men for their own problems. So now this campaign of yours is to “update” feminism so that it involves brainwashed men as well, self-hating men, men who are made to feel guilty and blame themselves for the failure of those women.

“For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”

*yawn* anyone can use google. We all know the literal definition of feminism. It sounds pretty nice in theory but in practice it turned to a bunch of man bashers and now it will involve a bunch of self-hating men as well thanks to Emma Watson and the UN.

“When I was 8, I was confused for being called bossy because I wanted to direct the plays that we would put on for our parents, but the boys were not.”

Ah you probably made up that story but let’s assume it’s true, it doesn’t make you “oppressed”.  If you were oppressed you wouldn’t be speaking at the UN, they only give voice to attention seeking rich celebrities like yourself to distract the people from the true problems the world is facing right now (see this to know about the agenda of celebrities who involve themselves in politics) . Being a woman doesn’t automatically place you among the oppressed people except in the identity politics nonsense, then Hillary Clinton would be oppressed as well and criticizing her would make one “sexist”(hello political correctness).

Now some white supremacist will come and say “she should see how women are oppressed in the Middle East, then she would shut up about oppression”. I’m a Middle Eastern woman and I’m not oppressed and if I were I’d solve my problems by myself. No, we don’t need your NGOs, your drones, or feminism, or liberalism or whatever poisonous ideology the west is willing to export to our countries. And what country in the Middle East oppresses women, Iran? Here is what you don’t hear in the (western) media about the situation of Iranian women.

“I decided that I was a feminist, and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists.”

…and that makes them traitors to the cause, right? Or they have, what is it called…”internalized misogyny”.

“Apparently, I’m among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, and anti-men. Unattractive, even.”

Too strong, no. Too aggressive, no. Attention seeking, yes.

“Why has the word become such an uncomfortable one? I am from Britain, and I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts.”

I was about to give a lecture on how the wage gap is a myth because most of the times women simply choose jobs that do not get as much salary as the ones men usually choose but no, probably because Emma Watson knows the truth but truth doesn’t serve the feminist propaganda, so …

“I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body.”

When feminists says this, they mean abortion, probably. Even though in that issue it’s not just the woman’s body concerned, it’s also the body inside her, but who cares anyway when there’s the ego of a feminist involved.

Funny how many (right-wingers usually) blame socialism/communism over this feminist mumbo jumbo, because all I see in it is an egoistic liberal mentality of private property, selfishness, individualism and “MY body…MY choice…MY life…MY MY MY…ME ME ME…”

“I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that will affect my life.”

And who says women aren’t involved in decision-making concerning their issues and all issues? I mean they do vote nowadays right?

“My life is a sheer privilege because my parents didn’t love me less because I was born a daughter…”

Finally, she admitted that she’s privileged not oppressed…

“…My school did not limit me because I was a girl. My mentors didn’t assume that I would go less far because I might give birth to a child one day. These influences were the gender equality ambassadors that made me who I am today. They may not know it, but they are the inadvertent feminists that are changing the world today. We need more of those.”

Um, nope. They aren’t feminists, they are just decent human beings with common sense, which you lack. Why do you like to label people and classify them as “feminist” and “non-feminist”. Feminism is an IDEOLOGY, following it doesn’t make one a decent person, and NOT following it doesn’t make one a bad person… And being a decent person doesn’t make one a feminist, and being a bad person doesn’t make one a non-feminist. Those feminists consider their ideology as religious extremism, if one doesn’t follow it (especially if she’s a woman) they scream “TRAITOR!”,”INFIDEL!”, etc… and they exactly act as a religious cult with ex-communication and so on.

“And if you still hate the word, it is not the word that is important. It’s the idea and the ambition behind it, because not all women have received the same rights I have. In fact, statistically, very few have.”

No, we don’t hate the word, because it sounds good in theory, but we do hate the idea and ambition behind it, which is seeking attention, spreading propaganda, intervening in foreign countries, destroying societies, destroying morals, encouraging promiscuity, promoting moral degeneracy, encouraging murder (abortion), hating men and also women who do not agree with you. Go back to Harry Potter.

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“In 1997, Hillary Clinton made a famous speech in Beijing about women’s rights. Sadly, many of the things that she wanted to change are still true today.”

Hillary Clinton cares very much about women she even bombs them with drones…

“But what stood out for me the most was that less than thirty percent of the audience were male. How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?”

Well, let me tell you dear Emma Watson that maybe, just maybe, these women who attended felt OBLIGED to attend so that feminists like yourself won’t bash them and call them traitors. Men do not feel it as their “duty” to attend which if they do not do, they get “ex communicated”. But now you want to make it the duty of men as well… you want to expand the tyranny of the feminist cult to involve men as well.

“Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation.”

There you go.

“Because to date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society, despite my need of his presence as a child, as much as my mother’s. I’ve seen young men suffering from mental illness, unable to ask for help for fear it would make them less of a man. In fact, in the UK, suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20 to 49, eclipsing road accidents, cancer and coronary heart disease. I’ve seen men made fragile and insecure by a distorted sense of what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either.”

Ok you do acknowledge that men are also oppressed but why do you call the campaign #HeForShe if so, if you claim that it is supposed to help both men and women? Why not #HeForSheAndSheForHe or just #EveryoneForEveryone? You try to lure men by addressing their problems but the name of the campaign says it all, you want men to hand women everything on a silver plate, I wouldn’t call this empowering for women at all. I’d call it sexist against both men and women and reassigning of gender roles instead of destroying them.

On the campaign’s official FB page the description is “UN Women’s Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality bringing together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.”

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It does NOT say the two halves should support each other. Instead, ONE (men) should support the other (women).

“We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes, but I can see that they are, and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence.”

So according to you, men will only be free if they submit to servitude for women and join your campaign of “white knights“. So from what I understand, your ultimate goal is to free women, and freeing men from gender stereotypes is a mean not an end?

“If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled.”

Thus men should become controlled by self-absorbed women like yourself…

“I want men to take up this mantle so that their daughters, sisters, and mothers can be free from prejudice, but also so that their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human too, reclaim those parts of themselves they abandoned, and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves.”

If it’s also for their sons, then, again, why did you call it HE for SHE?

“You might be thinking, “Who is this Harry Potter girl, and what is she doing speaking at the UN?” And, it’s a really good question. I’ve been asking myself the same thing.”

I’ll give you the answer – you’re spreading propaganda and promoting the UN.

“Because the reality is that if we do nothing, it will take seventy-five years, or for me to be nearly 100, before women can expect to be paid the same as men for the same work.”

*repeats herself* wage gap is a myth

“15.5 million girls will be married in the next 16 years as children. And at current rates, it won’t be until 2086 before all rural African girls can have a secondary education.”

Don’t pretend now that you care about African girls. The government of your country and all those of big western countries and the UN as well are the ones who oppressed Africans, men and women. You remind me of an Arabic poem verse which says “cure me with the disease itself”…

“If you believe in equality, you might be one of those inadvertent feminists that I spoke of earlier, and for this, I applaud you.”

If you believe men should treat women like helpless children and damsels in distress, you might be some brainwashed simpleton, and for this, I applaud you…

“We are struggling for a uniting word, but the good news is, we have a uniting movement. It is called HeForShe. I invite you to step forward, to be seen and to ask yourself, “If not me, who? If not now, when?””

When people stop buying into this useless feminist crap, hopefully.

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We can safely call Emma Watson the white Beyoncé. The latter pretends to empower women of color while investing in sweatshops, and Emma Watson is supposed to be an idol for white women.

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Whether male or female, black or white, we can empower ourselves by ourselves, we don’t need a superwoman or a superman or an idol wearing a cape to descend on us from the sky and empower us, especially if they are a part of the Hollywood elite. Now if a leader comes from within the people and their aspirations I would gladly follow him/her, but not someone shoved down our throats by the UN, the ruling establishment and their media outlets.

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Don’t follow leaders/activists whom the media and NGOs love, look for those who are defamed and hated, who knows, you might find the inspiration and empowerment you’re looking for in them.

Black Lives Do NOT Matter to Soros!

To begin with, some would get sensitive now and say “you’re not black so you have no right to criticize Black Lives Matter, otherwise you’re racist and you hate black people”. Well, yes, I’m not black or African American, but if telling the truth is racist then there’s no hope for the world we live in. Don’t think that there are only two sides: either pro-Black Lives Matter or a white supremacist.

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Show me a movement of black liberation from the black people, by the black people and for the black people (not from elite activists and liberal billionaires) then I would be the first one to support it.

So in the light of the recent events, there are suspicions that the “Black Lives Matter” movement is infiltrated, or the word that is often used is “co-opted”. To be clear, infiltrating or co-opting a movement means that the movement was originally genuine and grassroot, then it got hijacked by an outside factor which intervened and directed it to a different direction.

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So is BLM co-opted / infiltrated or was it suspicious from the very beginning, since the days it was founded ? This movement, which started as supposedly a protest, a response, to the violence against African Americans, was founded by few black women. Let’s take a look at the background of some of these women, as well as that of other prominent BLM activists.

1. Alicia Garza: BLM co-founder. Activist and writer. Her writings were featured in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and Huffington Post. She was awarded twice by the Harvey Milk Democratic Club (affiliated to the Democratic Party).

2. Opal Tometi: of Nigerian origin. BLM co-founder. Like Alicia Garza, her work was published in mainstream media outlets such as Time Magazine and Huffington Post. She participated with the UN’s “Global Forum on Migration” and “Commission on the Status of Women”. In 2013, she was invited to the White House to meet Heather Foster, Obama’s liaison on African American community. She runs “Black Alliance for Just Immigration”, which received $100,000 from the one and only one, George Soros, through his Open Society Foundations, in 2011.

Soros is the billionaire who is famous for for funding activists, NGOs and civil society organizations that caused protests and unrest in countries all over the world. He funded several BLM organizations such as “Organisation for Black Struggle” and “Dream Defenders”. Moreover, “Colorlines“, an online magazine which highly promoted BLM through social media, received from Soros $200,000 . Colorlines is issued by a research center called Race Foward (formerly known as Applied Research Center), which one of its board members was awarded by Soros’ “Open Society Foundations”.

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3. Patrisse Cullors: Another BLM co-founder and activist. Works for Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (on its list of donors you find Soros’ “Open Society Foundations”) as a “Director of Special Projects“. She and the other two BLM co-founders (Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi) were runners-up in 2015 for “The Person of the Year” of a magazine called “The Advocate” (an evil witch is on the mag cover on WikiPic) along with other elite celebrity figures involved with LGBT activism such as Miley Cyrus and Caitlyn Jenner.

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From left to right: Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi

4. Johnetta Elzie: BLM activist, and Amnesty International field organizer. Yep, the same Soros-backed Amnesty International. She also co-edits the protest newsletter called “This Is The Movement” along with fellow BLM activist Deray McKesson.

5. Deray McKesson: BLM activist. He met Bernie Sanders and went to a Hillary Clinton rally. Not judging anyone here, but a supposed revolutionary would be aware enough that Hillary Clinton has nothing good to offer neither to the African American community nor to anyone except her elite friends. Back to Deray; Yale invited him as a guest lecturer on “Transformational Leadership”. The name of the course itself is suspicious. Recruiting NGO activists usually takes place at universities, as well as training them to be “leaders” and active in civil society. “Fabricating” and training student activists in such “laboratories” is typical nowadays, so instead of having leaders, or activists who emerge out of the aspirations of their own local community, we have faux-leaders and faux-activists emerging out of establishment NGOs aspirations. McKesson worked for “Teach For America“, an organization which basically recruits graduates to become teachers. If you skim through its list of donors you’ll come across some jaw-dropping names of big capitalist corporations and elite foundations such as Chevron, Bank of America, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Monsanto Fund, and… Goldman Sachs.

6. Shaun King: another BLM activist. Like Deray McKesson, he’s also a big fan of the Democratic Party. He launched “Justice Together” in 2015, whose board includes Deray McKesson as well as people from the Rockfeller Foundation.

So, we basically have BLM founders and activists invited to the White House, participated in UN programs, promoted by elite media such as The Guardian, Rolling Stone etc, worked for “non-profit” organizations financed by the big corporations and/or by Soros, praised by university corporates as “transformational leaders”, promoting and promoted by the Democratic Party, as well as BLM organizations and media outlets themselves receiving funds from Soros. Such a movement that has dubious connections could not be much of the radical anti-establishment group we wished for.

The famous African American activist Assata Shakur, who BLM consider as an idol (or claim to do so), is wanted by the US government and accused by it of murder. She is NOT promoted in mainstream media, she’s denounced instead. She’s NOT invited to meet officials or presidential candidates; those see her as a criminal, and even a terrorist. Rulers and their media hate and defame true radicals, not promote them!

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One of those women is Aurielle Lucier (BLM activist). The other is a witch whose name I don’t remember. Also the “fist” sign makes one look rebellious and cool 

“Radical leftists” not so radical, after all. In short, controlled opposition. Black Lives Matter? More like Soros’ Dollars Matter. Not exactly saying that there are no good people whatsoever in this movement with good intentions. I’m sure there are, and they’re there because they got their hopes up about the movement not knowing who is behind it. So no, BLM is not “infiltrated”, however, it infiltrates.

What’s more shocking is that an israeli version of BLM, in israel, protested, in opposition to police brutality there against Jewish black people, at the same time when BLM protests erupted in Baltimore, USA.

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Definitely black people in israel aren’t as privileged as white Ashkenazi Jews, but they’re both occupying the land of the Palestinians to which they have no right! So what about Palestinian lives? Don’t they matter? Even let’s not forget that African Americans as well are on a land which is not theirs, just like white Americans, the land is for the natives, the difference is that the ancestors of African Americans came there against their own will, as slaves.

So why did Soros and his globalist friends make such a movement emerge? Does Soros actually have compassion for black people and wants to help them get out of their suffering? Definitely no. Soros & Co do not care about African Americans. Black lives do not matter for them, and will never matter! Soros has an agenda which he wants to achieve through BLM. What is this agenda?

Probably US government is afraid. Afraid that a true movement for black liberation would come out and challenge them. So they and Soros created a movement which claims the cause and at the same time is supported by mainstream liberals. They want to infiltrate the black community, and their struggle for liberation, with movements and organizations similar to those who caused the “Arab Spring”.

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And BLM aren’t really clear about their goals. Like, if their goal is to end police brutality, then let’s face it, police brutality is not only a problem of black people, white people also suffer from it especially if they are poor or homeless, also other ethnicities like Hispanics. So why only oppose police brutality against blacks, why not oppose police brutality against EVERYONE? And why not focus on other aspects in which black people are oppressed? Definitely they have other problems that are as important as police brutality (which isn’t the problem of them alone).

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Moreover, one of the BLM organizations created the slogan “hands up, don’t shoot”. I do have issues with the BDS-ish “nonviolent resistance” and “civil disobedience”, however, if BLM claim to follow such a norm then why do they promote the thug life and gangster culture? This kind of culture is NOT revolutionary armed resistance, it is a stereotype created by the media to brand black people, so why embrace the stereotype, why not fight it? Malcolm X must be turning in his grave right now.

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And sometimes the movement goes into extremes and turns to hating white people altogether. It could be a reaction to the racism existing in the US society, but blind reactions lead the cause nowhere. How would you solve racism with more racism? Especially, as mentioned before, that there are white people who are also oppressed, by the police. Instead of people of all races uniting against the government, they fight because of their skin color. Well done Soros, with the divide-and-conquer method.

UPDATE:

So I’ll address this issue because I noticed that only right-wing and alt-right websites are complaining about it (for example here), and anyone who reads this blog would know that it supports neither right-wing nor alt-right, and someone other than them should talk about this. Basically, Soros Dollars Matter decided to antagonize the so-called “Western-prescribed nuclear family”.  In the “Guiding Principles” section of their official website, in the “Black Villages” part, they consider their goal as follows:

“We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, and especially “our” children to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable.”

Yes, the nuclear family living alone is a western thing, a tribe living together is the African thing, but this tribe * is * formed of a bunch of nuclear families, with mother, father and kids, so you can’t revive the tribal system if you dismantle the nuclear family and form some hippie-dippie communes. It’s really difficult to revive it and you solve nothing by “disrupting the western nuclear family structure”. The white and black elite in the US already stereotype poor black people and then enforce those stereotypes on them in their lives: thug life, drugs, gangs, family disintegration, moral degeneracy… and BLM is doing the same, promoting all this, but they do it under the pretext of “liberation”, because BLM ARE from the elite, by the elite and for the elite, and if you think otherwise then – sorry to break it to you – you’re brainwashed by the elite.

 

Solidarity with Dilma Rousseff and Lula Da Silva against a “Brazilian Spring”

 

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Let’s face it, European left (and even the Lebanese left) sold out to rich businessmen and corporate NGOs – but not the Latin American left. However, those NGOs, rich businessmen and whoever controls them are NOT pleased that the leftist movement in Latin America is a genuine grassroot movement that opposes US government’s domination over the countries’ resources, economy and policies.

That’s why the operations started to undermine the “Pink Tide“. Huge propaganda from the opposition-controlled media in Venezuela against the ruling left-wing party PSUV (United Socialist Party of Venezuela) lead to the victory of the opposition in the latest parliamentary election in December 2015. That was the first time in 16 years in which the Venezuelan opposition wins over the leftist ruling party in the parliamentary elections.

In Bolivia, the majority voted (in a recent referendum) against the current leftist president Evo Morales running for re-election in 2019. In Argentina, after 8 years of the leftist rule of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, a right-wing president was elected in December 2015. Is all this to show that the end of the “Pink Tide” begun?

 

The answer to this question remains open. However, it seems that the turn of the largest country in the continent finally came. It appears that the Brazilian opposition won’t even let the president Dilma Rousseff (of the Workers’ Party) continue her presidential term, same as the Venezuelan right-wing not wanting to let the president Nicolas Maduro continue his term in the presidential office (having a majority in the parliament is not enough for them).

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The opposition, as usual, uses its most strategic weapon: the media. The Brazilian right-wing media has been linking Rousseff, as well as the ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (also from the ruling Workers’ Party) to a corruption scandal. Both of them have been demonized without any proof against them. Despite that some other politicians of the opposition are also suspected to be involved in that scandal, the media only focuses on Rousseff, da Silva and the Workers’ Party.

Then, president Rousseff appointed da Silva as chief of staff, and opponents suspected that she did this so that he can get away with impunity, though he could still be subjected to the authority of the Brazilian Supreme Court.

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anti-government protests in Brazil (image source)

Protests erupted against the ruling party, with coverage from mainstream and western media of course. If those protests were really anti-corruption they would have held ALL those who are suspected to be involved in the scandal as accountable, instead of accusing the president without a proof. Those protests are clearly politically-motivated and have nothing to do with fighting corruption. This won’t be the first time in which the fight against corruption is used for dubious political purposes. Corruption is something which exists in many countries and should be combated by the people within the country, and by reforms, not through protests (stirred by a suspicious agenda from the media) which might turn into a military coup, to bring a government of dictatorship to power which contributes to transform the Latin continent into a “backyard” of the USA as it used to be in the past.

Having opposition parties is necessary for any democratic country. But sometimes there is “opposition” that is not aiming for the benefit of the country but for serving US agenda, and if it is allowed to carry out its activities (that are funded by multi-millionaires and backed by foreign NGOs and think tanks), it might lead the country to end up like Syria or Libya. Brazilians definitely don’t want their country to end up like that.

What is going on in Brazil is a part of a planned attack against the spread of leftist governments in that area. The remaining left-wing governments there must be able to withstand the challenge so that Latin America would remain anti-imperialist.

Say NO to an “Arab Spring” in Brazil! Say no to “regime change” because that change won’t be to the better!

 

 

 

NGOs Stink: They Turned Revolution Into a Trend.

Note: I wrote this in Arabic few months ago back then when You Stink was active, but haven’t posted it. Now I decided to post a translation of it so that more readers would understand and relate.

Few weeks ago, I received on Facebook, from one of my classmates in university, an invitation to join a page for students from our university who participate in You Stink protests. I ignored it for two reason. The first is that I previously sent them invitations to a page I admin (which has nothing to do with You Stink or politics) and they didn’t join, so I decided to treat them the same way. The second reason is that I didn’t want to be associated, in any way, with those who claim to be starting a revolution while the truth is that they serve embassies and foreign interests.

Currently, in Lebanon, the loyalty of youth and students switched from allegiance to political parties and sects to those campaigns which suddenly appear out of the blue and organize protests while we know nothing of whoever finances them. Most of the Lebanese youth – if not all, backed those protests as a trend. And whoever does not follow the trend remains an outcast, not in harmony with his or her peers, same as whoever does not join these protests, or at least shows support to them on social media. Those “revolutionaries”, despite their lack of experience, want to run the country in their own way…or to be specific, the way they were instructed from embassies and foreign think tanks and NGOs.

They pretend to support freedom of expression, but if anyone talks to them about anything that doesn’t involve demonizing the whole Lebanese government with all its ministers and Parliament members (the corrupt AND the non-corrupt ones), they show their true colors. They won’t say straight in your face that your opinion is worthless or unacceptable, but if you raise suspicions about whoever supports those campaigns and activists financially, they will answer:”OMG, you are against freedom of expression!”. If you tell them that hastily generalizing ALL politicians who participate in the government to be corrupt is a fallacy, they will answer:”OMG, you’re a sheep obeying the system!”. It is the same as when you say you support Palestinian resistance against israel, they answer:”OMG, you’re pro-violence and against peace!”. In short, critical thinking would lead them to use the means of intimidation as a response.

Talking about the war on Syria or the war on Yemen to them is like talking to a wall. Because they don’t care about those humanitarian causes. They only care about causes which are dictated to them by foreign NGOs, such as the environment, anti-corruption, etc… so they become busy with relatively small problems in comparison to what the whole area is facing. Fighting corruption, abolishing the Lebanese sectarian governmental system and saving the environment are necessary, but they became a trend instead of a cause. A trend leads nowhere, it just disappears soon to be replaced by another, while a cause might lead somewhere by the efforts of those who support it.

“Revolution” became a trend restricted to coffee-shop activists who hang out and sit in front of the laptop and call on social media for getting to the streets. And when it is time to get to the streets, they put on “Anonymous” masks, Batman costumes and artificial colorful hair which clowns wear in circuses, while raising banners with slogans that are sometimes lame, sometimes funny, and other times compare politicians to Game of Thrones characters. Then they upload photos of all that on social media so that the whole world would see the creativity of Lebanese youth in expressing themselves, and unfortunately this creativity is being used for lame slogans instead of something that would really benefit the country. If I campaigned for those protests and spread photos of them on social media, I would write this description:”Remember that this is not a Halloween party, this is a revolution! A genuine revolution of the suffering Lebanese people, even Batman himself joined it!”. Of course this is just sarcasm, because every time the suffering people try to revolt, they get infiltrated by “social media revolutionaries” and this would lead to tragic consequences like those we witnessed in the Arab Spring.

Ignoring the invitation to join the FB page of protesters from university was not enough, I had to avoid all social media because it got filled with such revolutionary idealism propagated by coffee-shop activists. I decided not to go with the trend. And whoever doesn’t go with the trend gets intimidated directly and indirectly. Gone are the days of freedom of expression. Gone are the days when having different views would be considered as enriching for the society. One has to think zillion times today before saying his or her opinion for fear of being called names because freedom of expression is not allowed, unless you express the trendy views. The youth became a mercenary army in defense of this “political correctness” and whoever doesn’t join the mercenary army is deemed “un-progressive”. Supporting the Lebanese armed resistance against terrorism (whether it is the terrorism of groups like ISIS or the terrorism of israel) became “un-progressive”. Being “progressive”, to the followers of the trend or “fashion victims”, means obeying the will of foreign think tanks and NGOs while pretending that it is the will of the people.

Being intimidated is bad, but being a fashion victim is worse. Trying to convince them that what they’re doing is the exact opposite of progressiveness won’t work, because the trend became a core part of their personalities, and depriving them of it is like depriving them of a part of themselves.

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Note: If you came across this post and felt offended, remember that dismissing the truth (about You Stink activists receiving professional training in activism in foreign institutions) because it conflicts with your ideology is offensive, not to me, not to any individual, but to the moral principles of truth and transparency. I’ve heard again and again the argument of “we’re just fed up with trash being piled up on the sidewalk and polluting the atmosphere, we’re fed up with corruption, with sectarianism, with not being able to get things done unless we pay a bribe, with not being able to get a job unless we have connections…” trust me, I’m more fed up with those than you, but those who started that movement – as well as other similar movements in the Arab world and everywhere – are NOT normal fed up citizens.

I read once that a man was standing somewhere next to a You Stink protest, just watching, without actually being IN the protest. A journalist asked him “why don’t you join them?” And guess what he answered! He said “I’m not well-dressed for that!”. Not well-dressed…to participate in a protest, that is – supposedly – a revolution of the people.

I’ll leave you with this to think about for yourself. Peace.

 

 

Surprise surprise… #YouStink leaders are supported by NED

Lebanon, as we already know, had been witnessing protests which claim to be against corruption, sectarianism, unemployment, lack of infrastructure etc… in general, and the garbage crisis in particular. Those protests are organized by a group of campaigns, organizations, political parties, etc… among those; the Lebanese Communist party, the Union of the Lebanese Democratic Youth and so on are innocent from any suspicion which would arise about the real forces behind those protests. As for “You Stink”, well…they stink.

Lately, a report was published on simplesite.com showing the foreign connections of You Stink leaders. Shortly after, the report was deleted for some unknown reason. However, media such as Middle East Panorama and the newspaper Al-Joumhouria (sources are in Arabic, sorry) published the information contained in that report; exposing those activists one by one:

Marwan Maalouf: One of the You Stink activists. He was employed at the US-based NGO called Freedom House during the era of the Arab Spring; for 3 years. Freedom House is funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Readers of this blog know that the NED is directly funded by the US Congress; though they claim to be a “non-governmental organization”. Then, Mr. Maalouf was asked by his employers at Freedom House to start another organization that deals with the issues of Middle East and North Africa. Thus, he founded “Menapolis” in Istanbul, Turkey. Menapolis participated in the Arab Spring in Syria, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya etc… and also Menapolis writes proposals for US policymakers, either directly or through Freedom House. Menapolis trains activists from different countries on the tactics of activism for overthrowing “dictators” (sounds like a Middle Eastern version of Otpor), and it helped the Syrian opposition by pressuring on the Syrian government through sending reports to US policymakers in cooperation with Freedom House.

Imad Bazzi: This name must be familiar to the readers of this blog. This person is trained by Otpor, he’s the coordinator of You Stink, he worked with Menapolis as well, and he mentions it on his blog like he’s proud of it:menapolis

(I know there’s a spelling mistake but in Arabic it is written properly). 

Imad Bazzi was in Tunisia during the Arab Spring protests there, and also in Egypt where he was arrested and deported to Lebanon.

Assaad Thebian: This You Stink activist is known for his comments mocking religious beliefs (especially Christianity) on his Facebook page. He cooperates with the “US-Middle East Partnership Initiative“; which is a US State Department Program which support “reform” in Middle Eastern countries.

Nizar Ghanem: Another founder of Menapolis, and an activist in You Stink.

Catherine Maher: Another founder of Menapolis, an activist, and works as an expert in Wikimedia, USA.

Khattar Torbey: A lawyer in the USA and an activist who worked with Imad Bazzi and Marwan Maalouf on the Menapolis issues especially in Syria. He organized protests for You Stink in front of the Lebanese embassy in the US capital. He visited Qatar in September 2015 (Qatar’s role in supporting the Arab Spring is already exposed to everyone).

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Since the Arab Spring, I have been and will always be suspicious over all those social media revolutions. Poor people can’t afford to have a fast internet connections and smartphones so that they can participate in this coffee-shop activism; so it’s not a revolution “from the people, by the people, for the people”. And no, You Stink is not a “grassroot organizations composed of a bunch of random Lebanese youth who met by chance and are just fed up with corruption and sectarianism in Lebanon”. They are a group of highly trained professionals in activism and “peaceful protesting” or whatever they call it, with a lot of experience in that matter from the Arab Spring. Lebanese people can by themselves solve the problems of corruption and sectarianism; we don’t need National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, Menapolis or Otpor. Don’t be a sheep for the corrupt government, but at the same time don’t be a sheep of NGOs. So wake up before it’s too late; before our country becomes like Syria or Libya.

Types of the 21st Century Activists in Lebanon

This is an English translation of this post.

In case you want to become an activist promoting chaos in our country, starting an “Arab Spring” in it and generalizing corruption to include all those in the government (including those who are DEDICATED to fighting corruption); then you have to choose which type of activist who serves foreign agenda would you wish to become:

The Media Front: This kind of activist appears on television and promotes the “cause”. He is supposed to be moderate in his speech; so that he can attract support from the people.

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The Scapegoat: He’s the opposite of the latter. Extremist in his speech; personally attacks political leaders, relies on the shock method by shamelessly mocking religious beliefs. The rest of the coffee-shop activists picture him as “the bad guy who does not represent us!!1111”. Why do they try so hard to deny him; is it because he shows the true color of this kind of activism?

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The Master of Puppets: The mastermind of the whole campaign from behind the scenes. His job is not to promote the campaign in the media; but to pull the strings of the other activists; planning and organizing every move they make. Most probably he got some training in “peaceful protesting” in Europe or USA; or participated in other Arab Spring “revolutions”; this makes him experienced, sophisticated and different from the typical young student-activist who must appear in the image of a simple citizen who is just “fed up”.

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The Creative Activist: Now that’s the anonymous guy who designed all those funny, satirical and attractive banners and slogans held by the protesters. Highly focusing on slogans shows that there is no real specific cause which those coffee-shop activists are fighting for.

The Social Media Guy: Mostly anonymous; signed up to Facebook, twitter and Instagram with an account or more, under a pseudonym like “angry citizen”, “peaceful protester” etc… His job is to sit in front of the computer, upload photos of the protest showing the “Lebanese Spring” to the world, create pages for protesting campaigns and call members of those pages to “take the streets”.

أنواع نشطاء اخر زمان في لبنان

(English version here)

إذا كنت تريد أن تصبح ناشطاً في تخريب البلد و إقامة ربيع لبناني و مساواة من يساهم في الفساد بمن يحاربه، فعليك أن تختار من أي نوع من أنواع الناشطين تريد أن تكون

الوجه الإعلامي للحملة: هو الذي يظهر على وسائل الإعلام و يتحدث إليها. يجب أن يمتاز بأسلوب معتدل غير متطرف، مما يؤهله لأن يروج للحملة على التلفاز و يجذب تأييداً من عامة الشعب

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الناشط الذي “لا يمثل إلا نفسه”: متطرف، يتهجم شخصياً على الزعماء و الساسة، يعتمد على أسلوب الصدمة و يمس بالمقدسات بلا حياء. يحاول من تبقى من نشطاء السفارات و ثوار المقاهي التبرء منه و يقولون:”هو لا يمثلنا! لا يمثل إلا نفسه!”. نحن نعاملهم بالمثل و نقول:” #كلن_يعني_كلن “. لماذا يتبرأون منه، هل لمجرد أنه على الأقل صادق و يظهرهم بصورتهم الحقيقية؟

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محرك الدمى: العقل المدبر للحملة بأكملها “من تحت الطاولة”. لا  يروج لها في وسائل الإعلام، لكنه ينظمها و يحرك الخيوط من وراء الستار. هو اليد الخفية التي يبدأ التحرك على إشارتها. على الأغلب تلقى تدريباً في أوروبا أو الولايات المتحدة أو شارك في تحركات و “ثورات” في دول عربية، هذا يكسبه خبرة و يميزه عن الناشط الشاب الذي من المفترض أن يظهر بصورة عفوية كمجرد مواطن “قرفان” من الوضع

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الناشط المبدع: الفنان مجهول الهوية الذي يصمم اللافتات المبتكرة التي يحملها من يشارك في التظاهر، بناءً على أفكاره النيرة و الخلاقة  . التركيز على الشعارات الرنانة و الطريفة و الجذابة ضروري عندما لا تكون هناك قضية حقيقية محددة لدى التحرك

ناشط وسائل التواصل الإجتماعي: عادة ما يكون لديه حساب واحد أو أكثر على مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي، ربما تحت أسماء مستعارة مثل “مواطن غاضب،”، “متظاهر سلمي” و ما إلى ذلك. مهمته الجلوس أمام شاشة الكومبيوتر و الدعاية للحملة على فيس بوك و تويتر و غيرها و نشر صور للتحرك ليرى العالم معالم الربيع اللبناني، و فتح صفحات و حسابات للدعوة للنزول إلى الشارع