Sunday, July 23, 2006

5.19 am

ok, i think it calmed down for tonight.
i'll try to sleep a bit. my blog and laure's one are going smooth. i'll have two blogs to update daily. i want also to create a third one (a second kerblog), but i'll talk about it when it's ready.
keep posted people, we need you more than ever. keep forwarding this blog and others to as much people as you can and don't forget to ask them to send it to as much people as they can, asking them to send it...

20 Comments:

Blogger Ostfen said...

And who said nothing good ever comes out from the Grand Lycee?
Ya Mazen, keep it up, ur blogging is unique in style.
A fellow ancien.
Check my blog at
www.ostfen.blogspot.com

8:06 AM  
Blogger Lens said...

Hi Mazen,
Your blogs and those blogs of your mother and all the other lebanese blogs being written give the war a personable face for all of us sitting on the sidelines watching your lives be pulled apart on our safe tv's on our safe sofa's.
We all know that the news is heavily influenced by propoganda etc but with the internet we can see what the actual reality is ! They cant keep the truth from coming out !The more people see the truth the more power is taken from the attackers hands and the hands that support the attackers.Its sick whats being done to your country and all the innocent civilians on both sides of the border and blame can be laid to rest at many peoples doors. Unfortunatley its not them that pay the price for it by losing their lives. But one day, one day hopefully not to far away the people of the west and east will unite and GET RID of people whose way of governing countries is to use violence ! I believe violence leads to more violence and if everyone stopped fighting and started talking then precious lives would be saved.
I will pass the links on for your blog and hope that maybe i am playing a small part in helping the resistance to gain momentum. This war has to stop !
When the power of love becomes greater than the love of power the world shall become a wonderful place.
Stay strong Mazen,
Sending you love and light for all your country.
Lennie (Australia)

8:46 AM  
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8:47 AM  
Blogger wearezombies said...

hi mazen,
i admire a lot what you are doing...
personally i just stopped drawing since 12 july...i can't touch the pen anymore...i'm becoming a zombie in front of a horror movie on the tv..
you helped me wake up.thnx.
stay strong.

9:19 AM  
Blogger usguyinla said...

i hope you are okay
what a waste for all of us
know that even those of us who do not understand each other, understand one another's suffering
there is no denying the sacrifices many are making
the human condition is so deeply in need of repair

11:16 AM  
Blogger rockslinga said...

Hi Mazen,
Your art and music are remarkable.
My friends Kurt and Chris told me about your blog... I spent much of tonight in Texas talking about Lebanon and about your work. You inspire me to keep writing. Thank you, my thoughts are with you.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Pixites said...

Wars Are Poor Chisels For Carving Out Peaceful Tomorrows
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, None but ourselves can free our minds
Keep it up!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Julia Herne said...

Mazen,
Thank you.
I found out about your blog while listening to Triple J radio. I have never experienced war, or terror, in any form other than through the media. So thank you for giving yourself and your story to us. Perhaps the immediacy of this wonderful technology (the Internet) can help us all to feel closer as humans (Earthlings) rather than focussing on our different beliefs, customs, values etc. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, feelings, music - yourself. You have inspired me to re-engage in my own form of expression. Thank you.
Julia.
(Brisbane, Australia)

4:19 PM  
Blogger Sunshine Jim said...

have a mantra that keeps popping up in my mind since "W' was elected...

"what an incredible waste."

9:24 PM  
Blogger Ezra said...

Dear Mazen, your art is truly inspiring, thank you for this,
hang in there and stay safe.
Sorry you have to go through all of this madness.
I pray for you and me and everyone else for this to be over right away.

10:48 PM  
Blogger ATHENA said...

ΗΙ FROM GREECE

ΜΑΖΕΝ I ADORE YOUR AND LAURE'S BLOGS AND ART!

I ADMIRE YOUR WAY TO RESIST TO THE HORROR YOU FACE IN YOUR COUNTRY

WE ARE HAVING DEMONSTRATIONS ALL OVER GREECE ON TUESDAY

WE ARE SPREADING THE SAVE THE LIBANEESE CIVILIANS E-PETITION

http://epetition.net/julywar/index.php

TO ALL PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO SIGN

(IF YOU HAVEN'T SIGNED YET)

ALSO VISIT http://www.bushflash.com/pl_lo.html

AND SIGN THE Ban Uranium Weapons E PETITION AT

http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/modules.php?name=ePetitions&op=more_info&ePetitionId=3
PLEASE!

TAKE CARE, KEEP UP DRAWING, KEEP UP RESISTING, KEEP US INFORMED!

11:29 PM  
Blogger Ethemcan said...

Dear Mazen,

Keep posted because we live the Beirut through your eyes, through your heart and through your souls.. My heart beats with my Lebanese, Palestinian and Israeli friends who believe in peace and work for it.

For peace, for freedom, we resist.

Min selamun kalben li Beyrut,

Ethemcan (Ankara, Turkey)

11:30 PM  
Blogger alessandro said...

Hi Mazen,
thanks a lot for your amazing blog. I keep looking at it as often as i can.
But i ask myself something : why exactly you decided to stay in Beirut, even having a possibility to leave ? I feel worried about your safety, for you being away from your son that may need you now more than ever.
I know it's maybe a too private question to ask because we don't know each other, but following my concerns and since you told about your family situation on the blog i'd like to know more on your decision, to understand better : how safe are you there ? how do you spend your days ? can you really work on your art and activism there better that somewhere else ? how do you think the next days or week will be (of course you don't know but i'm sure you ask yourself or dream about while asleep..) ? your art and music are truly great and i guess the best you can do in order to "resist" is to pursue it as intensely as you can but i ask myslef if in a longer term being in Beirut would be the best thing for Beirut itself, for you and everybody who may need and benefit from your work.
just help me to understand...
much love and admiration.
alessandro.

12:59 AM  
Blogger ask said...

I just want to state my support, and say that you are are doing something incredibly important and vital, in keeping up this channel of information in the face of the absudity of war.

That you are able to do it with humour and dignity, is even more admirable. I wish you and your mother all the best, and hope that you will be able to keep us informed.

Once again, thank you

Arvid, Oslo, Norway

2:11 AM  
Blogger azadi said...

Hi Mazen,
thank you for sharing your feelings with the rest of the world. It is so important that people outside of your shattered country get a hint what is really going on there. Too many people in my country (in Germany) believe the media and politicians repeating themselfes about Israels right to "defend" themselfes.

But maybe it gives some hope to see that yesterday 2500 people demonstrated in Bremen against the Israeli agression. Check this blog for pictures:
stop-institutional-racism.blogspot.com

2:20 AM  
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2:23 AM  
Blogger mazen said...

hello alessandro,
well, i most probably will answer this - or try to answer - in the drawings at some point. i ask myself a lot the question in fact, especially that i am the total anti-nationalist kind of guy.
all i can say it that my place is here for the moment. a lot of people would like to leave but cannot. and then leave for where? for what? it took me years to convince myself to stay in beirut after my school instead of going to live in paris like a lot of my friends. now that i am convinced, i think it's take a couple of years before the israeli air force can convince me to leave the country. unless they make me leave in a box.
anyways, i am sure this issue will raise up naturally in what i draw at some point.
just wait :)

2:27 AM  
Blogger m. asher said...

Dear Mazen,

Leaving in a box is completely useless. Pls. keep safe so you can do what you need to do. Blow this trumpet and make them fall and sink, damn it.

2:43 AM  
Blogger mazen said...

well, we'll all leave in a fucking box someday anyways, so a box now or a box later...
anyways, i cannot explain really what it would be like to be in europe seeing beirut burning on tv on cnn. actually i cannot because i never tried it. and i am not ready to do so.
it is pretty weird to explain this obstination to stay here. even to myself. there are many reasons, but none is really valid. not even all together are valid maybe (if you compare to the possible loss of your life). anyways, for the time being i am still safe.
and will continue doing so.
until the box :)

2:58 AM  
Blogger blogaccount54 said...

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1:41 AM  

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