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For three years in a row (2020 - 2022) I have been craving a #galettedesrois from Clément (Zahlé) every 6th of Jan. Until I realized this fancy cake summons the gravity of the lebanese situation 1/n
This exciting observational study started in Jan 20 and ended in Jan 22 (3 months after #October17, 1 year after financial collapse two years later).

Thanks to the consistent kitchen method: ingredients and size (10 ppl only) flagrant #Biased have been successfully avoided 2/n
In 2020 the galette costed 87,500LBP. In 2021, it sold 4x higher at 360,000LBP.
In 2022 a #dollarization of the galette happened and sold at 55 USD. 3/n
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THREAD: We are approaching the second wave of the #LebanonProtests, which will likely resemble #October17 in some ways, but will also distinguish itself and test people's resolve in others. A few things to expect and keep an eye on:⬇️
1- The grievances and living conditions that brought people to the streets initially are even worse now. This will be reflected in protesters' revolutionary tactics, which will surely be more violent and with clear targets: banks, public institutions, politicians' houses, etc.
2- Nonviolent means of protesting are unrealistic and frankly useless at this point. Calling for pacifism signals a lack of understanding of the nature of the state. In other words, elites will adopt any means necessary to survive. The objective is overthrowing them, not reform.
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