Those who can, are planning to leave the country with a one-way ticket and possibly never look back.
Alarming as the situation is, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rai urged in his Sunday sermon President Aoun to take action. He accused the country’s politicians of thinking only of their own vested interests.
“It appears politicians want to hide their responsibility in emptying the treasury and not enact any reforms,” he said, as reported by Al-Bilad Press.
Greek Orthodox Archbishop Elias Audi had the same strong stance on Sunday, bashing the political elite:
“Oh respected leaders, I address whatever conscience remains in you. Do you sleep comfortably at night while those under your care starve, and die of thirst and by suicide?”
For some, it’s hard to believe while looking at what has become of neighboring countries like Iraq and Syria.
But others are holding on to any shred of hope that Lebanon can regain its Golden Age status or some of it that could make life bearable.