They say there is no access to information in Lebanon…

… I say this is bull****! Excuse my French!

There is a lot of access to information in Lebanon, yet, this access is not public!

We live in a country with no respect to human privacy.

Last Thursday, I received a message from someone who happened to see me drive in the street and actually thought I was cute.

It turned out that there is this software that you can download on your PC, you put someone’s plate number, them you can know:

  • This person’s Name
  • Mother and Father’s name
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • and … This is so cool, if this person has a car loan or not and from which bank!
  • This is just amazing! I knew that there was such a software, but I thought that it only gives the name!

    Guess how I knew about such a software?!

    I was once driving and there was a guy transpassing me in a horrible traffic, I just went nuts at him, honking and screening.

    5 minutes later, I receive a phone call from him apologizing, it turned out that he didn’t know that this road was a two way road.

    Now, imagine if this guy was a freak, he would have waited for me to come home then kicked me a**! Also excuse my language!

    What kind of a zoo do we live in where people’s privacy, the most basic ones aren’t secured!

    What would the Lebanese internal forces do if I was murdered in front of my house?

    They wouldn’t even answer the calls of the neighbors saying that there is a dead body on the street. Or if they answer, they would give the neighbors the phone number of the Red Cross, since they can get rid of the body.

    I have been very patient with this stu*** country, I tried to believe that we are the change and if we work for this country, we might actually fix it. But it turned out that we can’t!

    I have also been very diplomatic about keeping my opinion, but I’ve had it here!
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    This country is for mafias, tribes and political affiliates! If you know someone from either, you live a king and no one can even talk to you.

    If you are a normal person from a normal family without any political affiliations, then you are bound to live with injustice.

    I hear by declare that I am not even proud to be born in this country, I despise the second I was born in it, and I promise that at any time I get a chance to leave it, I will leave it and never look back!

    Long gone was the beautiful country where my grandparents lived!

    Long gone the hospitable and nice Lebanese!

    Long gone Lebanon to me!

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    One thought on “They say there is no access to information in Lebanon…

    1. ok agree with you completely: that software is shit and potentially dangerous. I don’t agree with you on how shitty Lebanon is though :). Every country has good and bad sides but you often don’t see the good sides until you leave. Unfortunately I’ve learned the hard way. Anyway I left and even though I wouldn’t have thought so, I do look back. A lot…

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