Lebanon: The Rule of Dinosaurs

Shortly after the recent harassments incidents in Lebanon, the term “The Rule of Dinosaurs” started to be used by cyber-activists in their campaign against this invasion of their cyberspace. Lebanese blogger Tony explains what it means in his post entitled “How to Tame Dinosaurs“:

“الديناصورات” هو اللقب الذي أطلقه بعض الناشطين اللبنانيين مؤخراً على أقطاب السياسة والأجهزة الأمنية في لبنان بعدما تركوا كل مشاكل البلاد وتفرّغوا لقمع الحريات وكمّ الأفواه واقتحام المسرحيات ومنع الكتب والأفلام السينمائية واعتقال الناشطين وممارسة العنصرية ضد الأجانب. اللقب هو على سبيل المزاح طبعاً، لكن إصرارنا على إسقاطهم لا يدخل أبداً ضمن إطار المزاح، بل هو ضمن إطار التراجيديا التي لا مفرّ لهم منها. “الديناصورات على أشكالها تقع” هو عنوان معركتنا
“The Dinosaurs” is the name given by some of the Lebanese e-activists to the politicians in Lebanon recently. This came after they left the country's real problems to focus on suppressing freedoms, silencing people, banning books, plays and movies, arresting activists and being racist against foreigners. The name is a joke of course, but our determination to bring them down is definitely not a joke, it is inevitable. “Dinosaurs of a feather flock together” is the title of our battle.


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