Today, 05:59 AM
LOL. Ironically the South African Libertarian party has made strides that the U.S. Libertarian party could only dream of having taken the mayorship of the largest cities. India has done pretty well too.
I've always been fascinated with Lebanese politics for ^this very reason. It seems like the sectarian system has been designed to avoid conflicts like the Lebanese civil war, which really grew out of the Palestinian refugee crisis from what I understand. In places like Iraq, Libya, Egypt and Syria, sectarian violence was kept in check by strongmen. From what you've described it sounds like sectarian patronage keeps sectarian violence in check. And that's probably the reason why the system is so hard to change. It kind of sounds like the Mimbari caste system from the sci fi show Babylon 5. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minbari) If I am correct, what's holding your country back is fear. (Same as mine). So....what to do about it? From the Christian perspective perfect love casts out fear. (1 John 4:8) I don't know much about the Muslim perspective, but everything needed for self government at the individual level is in places like Matthew 5. Love your neighbor as yourself. Do unto others as you would have to do unto you. Jesus even said "I judge no one." (John 8:15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.) Imagine if all Christians actually lived like that? I know that Islam has a voluntary welfare system just like Christianity. Finding, and encouraging people to come up with solutions outside of government which fill roles that government has taken over, be it education, fighting poverty and hunger, housing or healthcare, is the way to a more libertarian society IMO. Libertarians spend far too much time trying to roll back government and not enough time trying to replace government.