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Hail to the Chief

Chief Jumblatt

Jumblatt: "The Maronites and Druzes have become Red Indians."

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9 thoughts on “Hail to the Chief

  1. Adorno wrote in “The Schema of Mass Culture”: Images are seized but not contemplated” (or something like that). I suggest that we contemplate this particular image under the light of this phrase, may be this is real or even better it’s closer to the truth then we dare to admit…

    palermo november 2009

    Posted by georges salameh | November 12, 2009, 2:51 pm
  2. What nonsense…!!

    Posted by Naji | November 12, 2009, 3:07 pm
  3. shaklo tareklo saroukh baalbaki. allah ytawil omrak ya ziad!

    Posted by babagannouj | November 12, 2009, 4:47 pm
  4. I’ld love to see Amin Gemayel sporting a gray mohawk!

    Posted by mas | November 13, 2009, 5:38 am
  5. Qifa, as someone whose ehnic background consists of Iranian and Native American (I know, a very unlikely combination), I must say I find your post’s image hilarious, but at the same time a bit racist.

    How would your Jumblatt be received dressed as a tribal black African? Or an orthodox Jew?

    For us Native Americans, this sort of thing is akin to naming sports teams after us- it’s generally not appreciated.

    Posted by Pirouz | November 13, 2009, 6:00 am
  6. Pirouz please cheer up…QN dress him up with traditional Druze garb…But that loses its context about what WJ said?

    Posted by danny | November 13, 2009, 8:11 am
  7. You should have outsourced this particular photoshop job to me 😉

    His face is bigger than his head and the colors mismatch 😛

    Posted by Mustapha | November 13, 2009, 9:01 am
  8. Pirouz,

    The image of the Native American is from an old photograph of an individual in his native clothing and head dress. I just stuck Walid Bek’s face on it and used some photo molding software to soften out the colors.

    The image is meant as a direct response to Jumblatt’s own statement about the Druzes and Maronites being like the “red indians”, itself a rather racist remark.

    Posted by Qifa Nabki | November 13, 2009, 9:02 am
  9. Mustafa

    Next time I will. 🙂

    We’re very lo-fi here at QN central.

    Posted by Qifa Nabki | November 13, 2009, 9:02 am

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