Fifteen days since the Lebanese revolution was born as a result of economic and environmental crises, the pressure reaching its optimal degree, which had come as a wake up call to the nation, anger may have dominated the revolution atmosphere, but the Lebanese humorous essence has remained the same no matter how hard or troublesome the revolution can get. These tweets are the living proof of it:
#1. Petitioning for a Halloween party in Riad El Solh
petition to host the biggest halloween party in riad el soloh, with costumes and all
— ثورة (@logophilIe) October 27, 2019
“Petition to host the biggest Halloween party in Riad El Solh, with costumes and all.” We second that! Let’s all dress up as pumpkins and our scariest politician.
#2 Won’t miss the human chain!
Holding the hand of the passenger next to me on the plane at the moment ✈️ ❤️ #HumanChain #LebanonProtests #لبنان_ينتفض
— ♻️ (@Wael_Akiki) October 27, 2019
“Holding the hand of the passenger next to me on the plane at the moment.” On Sunday, 27th October, Lebanese people of all ages and walks of life formed a human chain with them gathering at designated spots across Lebanon, and grabbing hands.
This guy could not be part of the human chain on land, yet insisted to form it in the air!
#3 Just when we thought we are out
Lebanese people trying to get rid of their corrupt g*vernment pic.twitter.com/fs4LF6gRNK
— Rei(لبنان يثور)ne (@lebnenereine) October 25, 2019
“Lebanese people trying to get rid of their corrupt g*vernment.” This tweet and video remind of me of Al Pacino’s Michael Corleone quote in the Godfather two: “Just when I thought I was out; they pull me back in.”
Spoiler: Michael Corleone is the most powerful Mafia leader in that nation who is always seeking reform but always finds himself lured back to the dark way of getting things done.
#4 Tweeting a lunch invitation to all
شباب يللي ما عاملة امو غدا يلحقني ع جسر الرينغ مشاوي ومشروب وصبايا وشباب والله لنكيف pic.twitter.com/c2BNlOWNCq
— safaa Mokbel (@SafaaMokbel2) October 28, 2019
“Guys, if your mum didn’t make lunch today, follow me to the Ring Bridge where there is BBQ and drinks and guys and gals, it’ll be a blast.” This is in reference to the protesters getting their furniture to the Ring Bridge and trying to make it feel like home as much as possible, calling it: The People’s Home.
#5. This protester wonders if the revolution is against him
بري: انا مع الثورة
الرئيس: نحنا مع الثورة
جنبلاط: مناصرينا مع الثورة
حزب الله: مطالب الثورة مطالبنا
القوات اللبنانية: دايرة الثورة
الكتائب: الجميل مفترش طريق الثورة
الحريري: مطلوب حماية الثورة
يحرق بيي هالثورة ما تكون ضدي ومش عارفة
— FATIMA DAOUD (@fatimadaoud) October 24, 2019
*All political parties*: we are with the revolution. *A normal Lebanese citizen*: could the revolution be against me and I don’t know?”
The biggest joke in this whole revolution is the corrupted politicians backing up and supporting the revolution that wants them out and/or in jail. We know it doesn’t make sense; we don’t understand it either.
#6. Because “all of them” really means “all of them!”
وهيدا كمان #كلّن_يعني_كلّن pic.twitter.com/fZF4Nnfr1u
— Adeela – عديلة (@AdeelaOfficial) October 25, 2019
“This one too, all_means_all.” Cafematik is a café at Rafik Al Hariri Airport in Beirut that will make you pay $10 for a Labne Sandwich, which is an extravagant price for a sandwich that should not cost more than $1.
#7. The unspoken reaction we’ve been all doing these days on social media
صباح الخير، كم انفولو وميوت وبلوك صرتوا عاملين من أول الثورة؟
— Adeela – عديلة (@AdeelaOfficial) October 26, 2019
“Good morning, how many unfollows, blocks, and reports have you done since the revolution started?”
Not sure about you guys but I would say around 30 unfollows for sectarian people, 25 blocks for people accusing me of treason, and 120 reports for inappropriate mockery of the revolution, but who’s counting anyway?
#8. Threatening the politicians to shut up
والله اذا بعد حدا منكم بيطلع بيلقي كلمة، بدّن يجو قبرص وتركيا وسوريا يتظاهروا معنا بالشارع.
— Mawtoura (@mawtoura) October 24, 2019
“If any of you (talking to politicians) makes another speech, Cyprus and Turkey and Syria will come and protest with us in the streets.” Lebanese government not only aggravates the nation, but for sure will drive the citizens of Jupiter crazy too.
#9. Considering potential consequences
لمّا ياخذوني عالتحقيق و يفرجوني البوستات اللي كنت كاتبها بالثورة
— Abbassnourdeen (@Abbassnourdeen1) October 25, 2019
“When they take me to interrogations and they show me the posts that I wrote during the revolution.” It is auto-correct, people. An American conspiracy theory to try and ruin my life and humanity as we know it.
#10. Expressing pride in Lebanese women
To all the lebanese women you rule the world #لبنان_ينتفص #لبنان #لبنان_يثور pic.twitter.com/5p8up8qJDO
— Migeal (aka) Princess Consuela Banana-Hammock (@migealdude) October 25, 2019
“To all the Lebanese women, you rule the world.” All the revolution ladies, all the revolution ladies. Now put your hands up for being so inspirationally beautiful!
#11 What Lebanese partying could do
Lebanon for real partied for two weeks straight til the whole government resigned. ICONIC
— Omar Sakr (@OmarjSakr) October 30, 2019
“Lebanon for real partied for two weeks straight till the whole government resigned. ICONIC.” If there is anything to be learned from the Lebanese revolution, it is definitely dabke… and well, that expressing joy is more effective than violence.
#12. Revolution doesn’t mean we don’t take a break
عن جد نحن شعب كتير special لدرجة انه مناخد break من الثورة حتى نرتاح
— Adeela – عديلة (@AdeelaOfficial) October 30, 2019
“Seriously, we are a very special people to the point that we take a break from the revolution to rest.” We will be back, we just need our sobheyet ahwe (morning coffee gathering) with our jara (neighbor) for an energizer.
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