The big catastrophe is not in having brain dead and retrogressive sectarian bigots as compatriots. The big catastrophe was when sectarianism and bigotry were systemized into a so called confession/sectarian system of governance. We have a mechanism in place, in the form of the system of governance, through which sectarian bigotry is systemized and immortalized. Shame!Sectarianism is the cause of all the civil wars in Lebanon.
You can not blame it only on Maronites as other sects are as much sectarians as Maronites.
All sects are seeking their own benefits and they don't care about Lebanon as a country.
Look at us today, Lebanon economy is crumbling and still Christians are fighting for a Veto power for the Christian president, Shia are fighting to deny this Veto power and to infiltrate the Sunnis; Sunnis are fighting to deny the Veto power the Shia and infiltration and so on...
Pre war Lebanon was not a bright country, maybe Beirut and part of Mount Lebanon benefited to some extent, but South, North, Bekaa, and many areas of Mount Lebanon suffered regional discrimination. Lebanese also suffered discrimination based on religion...
No one would be living a good life and seeks a bloody civil war! For example in nowadays even though most lebanese are living shitty life; they avoided at all extant a civil war... It is the only bright spot of the recent years.