>This idea – that no step can be taken without unanimous agreement – was, in any case, largely a myth. —Carlos Ghosn
But the myth is always alive in Lebanon, nothing should be made without unanimous agreement. The most important thing is al 3aysh al moshtarak, wel sharake bel watan; as if they were cats and mice put in a small place called Lebanon and they can’t live without the agreement of al 3aysh al moshtarak; such as the one usually brokered by the bull dog between tom and jerry, and by the way it always fails. 🙂
For sure Carlos Ghosn was not talking about the Lebanese socio-political scene, he was talking about how he managed his board of directors at NISSAN which is by the way a company that has an economic mass larger than that of Lebanon, and before Ghosn came to rescue it, it had debts that amounted to over $20 billion. So can anyone tell those who are talking about unanimous consensus to go to hell. Because such thing doesn’t exist and not only has it held us from moving forward, it is dragging us down.
The way to do it is active consensus, when two persons have different approaches they discuss the issue until one of them recognizes the superiority of the other’s approach. But yet again this will never work in Lebanon because the two persons should be striving to achieve one same goal, which is not the case in Lebanon everyone is greedily guarding his socio-political and sectarian territory and wants to take control as much as possible and weaken his evil shoraka2 fil watan as much as he can.
My opinion is that Lebanon is just a patchwork of religious sects, hatred distrust and racism will always govern how they deal with each other till the end of time, we are nothing but an archaic society who made it to the 21st century and thinks that it is civilized because people wear Dior dresses and Armani suits. And I love fashion by the way. 🙂