Selling Dreams to the Lebanese People

Politicians in Lebanon are no longer responsible for the grim state the country has reached. On one hand, there is a group that blames the policies of the Free Patriotic Movement and Hezbollah for the financial, economic, and social collapse since they were handed over governance control shortly after prime minister Saad Hariri's resignation. On the other hand, there is another group that blames the United States of America and the banks of Lebanon for the tragic situation. It is as if these politicians were not the ones disrupting political life in Lebanon for many months or even years and as if it they didn’t come up with inefficient economic policies, such as the series of ranks and salaries two years ago. Moreover, it is as if some of those politicians had not attacked Gulf countries which were Lebanon’s fundamental financial support during its crisis, not to mention the politicians who violated Lebanese’s borders by smuggling billions of dollars and depriving the state’s treasury huge revenue. Those same politicians dictated their own terms in the country by using illegal weapons that are more advanced than the state’s. When politicians agree to share their spoils, they preach about brotherhood or call on their supporters to vote for "dearest brother Gibran". However, once those politicians disagree, they accuse and shame each other while urging their hypothetical supporters to spread those insults on social media.
 
In addition to every politician denying their responsibility in the collapse of Lebanon, there is a ploy in dealing with the crisis. Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said in his last appearance that Lebanon’s crisis has nothing to do with politics and that the temporary solution is for expatriates to send $200 a month to support their families back home, while the ideal solution is to hold early parliamentary elections.
 
None of the leaders want to acknowledge that the Lebanese system based on sectarian quotas doesn’t work in today’s world, nor do they want to adapt to the digital revolution and the immense societal changes. None of them spoke about the Lebanese regime which destroys the lives of some and the dreams of others, and leads to mass immigration. These so-called leaders defend a worn-out political system because changing the system and freeing people from political and sectarian servitude would bring no benefit to them. 
 
Buy calling for early elections, Gaegae is convinced that with Aoun's declining popularity, there’s a bigger chance for his party to benefit by garnering a greater number of parliamentary and ministerial seats. 
 
Let’s assume parliamentary elections are possible and Geagea wins the largest number of votes and parliamentary seats, can he or other opposition forces today change the reality of the situation? Can he transform Lebanon into an orderly country based on respecting and valuing everyone regardless of their sectarian affiliation? Can he get rid of the sectarian quotas that have been the reason for all our wars and crises? Are we going to see an independent judiciary whose members aren’t appointed by politicians and who are instead appointed based on their qualifications and not their sectarian affiliations?
 
Of course not. Geagea and other Lebanese politicians want to maintain the status quo and their positions, so is it possible that they’ll blind people with illusions that have become very costly and catastrophic today?