Parties in the civilized world are considered schools to teach youth freedom of opinion, respect of others and dialogue that is based on logic. They are also the door to political action through which those whose intelligence and ability to develop their society is tested participate in ruling their country.
That is in the civilized world, far away from us, but in my homeland only secret parties exist - parties that compete for attracting the youth according to sectarian or vested interests in order to make them work for them. Do you not see with me that all parties that are called gatherings or factions do not change their leaders unless he is dead or expelled? There is no mechanism for change, and no opportunities for the other opinion, and despite this our government encourages this action, which constitutes a danger against the future of the country.
On the other hand, there are many citizens who stand against declared parties, motivated by the mega media apparatus that has been activated against the idea of parties by the secret parties and by the government. That mechanism that does not see in parties other than the Lebanese parties, along with other failed parties around the world, as their failure is due to a corrupt system based on quotas and political sectarianism. The thousands of successful parties that contributed in developing their countries and getting them into the civilization race these noble examples - not talked about by anyone.
How can a country that believes in democracy practice it without parties? How can a student learn to read without a teacher? Political parties are part of the democratic requirements, and they must exist, either in public and legally, where all citizens know their goals, sources of income and can be watched and joined; or in secret, and we do not know who finances them, or what are their goals, and the citizens cannot watch or even join them. We are in need of starting a public dialogue to discuss formation of parties, so the citizen can know the truth. Decision makers should realize that public parties are less costly and have more benefits.