The necessity of separating a nation’s interior from its exterior

Our proposal pertaining to the separation between the nation inside and outside revolves around the government establishing serious relations with the outside as an outsider. Especially in a small country, the transition that the crisis imposes on those who want to overcome its effects and causes requires establishing steady economic relations with countries that are not hostile to us and do not seek to fragment our society and threaten the legitimacy of our authority. The economy is political by nature.

We are well aware that the Lebanese who are engaged in sectarian politics and especially sectarian leaders cannot envision a state that deals with the outside as an outsider in the same way that they cannot imagine that the inside is an actual society. Sectarian politics is essentially a rejection of societal reality and of the notion of state without which notions of outside and inside are meaningless.