Jumblatt: "The Maronites and Druzes have become Red Indians."
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
shaklo tareklo saroukh baalbaki. allah ytawil omrak ya ziad!
I’ld love to see Amin Gemayel sporting a gray mohawk!
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.
Pirouz please cheer up…QN dress him up with traditional Druze garb…But that loses its context about what WJ said?
You should have outsourced this particular photoshop job to me 😉
His face is bigger than his head and the colors mismatch 😛
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.
Next time I will. 🙂
We’re very lo-fi here at QN central.
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