Kuwait has been hit with bad news day after day for the last couple of weeks. The mysterious fires, the 2.6 Billion compensation to be paid for K-Dow, or our athletes that will be competing in the 2012 London Olympics under the Olympic flag.
I am trying to think where the problem is…The government? The MPs? US?
Kuwait is getting abused by some people and we sit here watching it get beaten down. I have reached a place where I think it’s time to speak up. Time to say Democracy isn’t for us. Time to say, I do not want the parliament because it did more damage than repair.
Kuwait unfortunately has been damaged thanks to our ideologies and our traditions that put us in a place where we care about our sects/family and tribe before the land we live on. We stopped caring about other people beliefs and opinions. If I do not believe in what they believe, I am considered to be part of the following: Corruption, Bribe, “7okomy”. Our MP’s have no sense of respect or professionalism when arguing and disagreeing with others.
Look at us now, not even half a step forward. We sit here talking about Saudi, Iran, Syra, Bahrain and fight over pure sects believe and not because of humanity. As humanity doesn’t see race, sect or belief. Caring about what’s happening around us, we forget what’s happening within.
Bad education, worst medical care, bad transport system, unstable electricity and the list goes on. Yet, we sit here with people caring about how much “extra” they will get in their next salary. Not knowing that their salary isn’t really “halal”. People want more money with less work. Isn’t that a dream come true?
Kuwait is paying for extra wages and only “some” people have benefited from that, instead of building a cancer research facility. Or maybe a University that can at least part of the top 2,000 univeristies of the world. How about that “disaster waiting to happen” Airways? Or maybe taking all those great minds and actually use them in the right places? Maybe a proper stadium that isn’t a risk?
The MPs blame the government, The government blame the MP’s. They all accuse each other without proof. They all give their final verdict on each other without proof. We live in “people say” law.
I live in a country where the future of my son can’t be predicted. I live in a country where I love it, yet others don’t. I live in a country where people want it to be their way not our way. Not a country that is shared by different people and all should have their rights and have their opinion respected.
I see it in people I interact with everyday, I see the love, friendship and peace regardless of their sect or tribe or background. Yet, that doesn’t matter because the people who “represent us” are the ones who are known in the media. Those faces you see everyday in those newspapers talking and talking, but not trying to change anything.
While the countries around us are prospering after Kuwait paving the path for them. We sit at the start of the road, handcuffed.