I have never been political in the past- have never voted, have never had an interest- I know it's terrible I was apathetic! Moving out here though has made me see the difference in reporting in the media- you can see the slants and biases- it is quite amazing actually! Unless you lived in the Middle East or searched around for other news sources you would be in blissful ignorance for the whole of your life!
I do hope the countries going through this struggle and change now do succeed in making improvements- corruption is such a terrible thing- countries that should be rich, civilised with great infrastructures are being held back. It's hard to believe this sort of thing goes on still in this day and age.
Take Lebanon for example- a place close to my heart- Lebanon is an amazing, beautiful country with wonderful people- they should be raking in the tourist dollars and reaping the benefits- but the instability ruins this....and it is such a shame! I have been many times- and I will admit I was scared the first time and had put off visiting the country for a long time- but I am wuss- hangover from being somewhere just after a war- anyway been lots now and I love it- but on a recent visit could I get my mother to come over with me and see Beirut?- no way! The pity of it all is that she would have had the best time and been somewhere that not a lot of UK people have been.
I know, I know- I am not a political commentator- but I just wish the world was a simpler place- I am sure 99% of the people in these countries want the same as me- peace, prosperity, a fair system, religious tolerance- is that really too much to ask for in 2011!
Normal service and wittering about TV shows et al will resume shortly but this has been on my mind a lot today! Hope you don't mind!
Give peace a chance.........