Here we are again in another “situation” where our country is on halt. Due to the battle going on between our beloved opposition and the government. A battle that has turned ugly in the past few months (or should I say years?). I believe this issue will not end in a Disney kind of way.
After listening to Al-Barrak’s speech yesterday I knew for a fact that a line has been crossed whether we like it or not. His speech does not need a genius to understand we all know what he mean’t, yet technically speaking he did not break any laws because he did not mention any names. A typical law that let’s people get away with it.
See, our MP’s start talking in some kind of codes that we all understand. Every MP (opposition or not) creates a nickname for others and start bashing them through different media channels. Again, all this not breaking any laws. We just sit here and listen to them bashing each other.
We live in a denial and that denial is that we are not sectist nor racist. We live in denial that we love Kuwait more than our our believes. Yet, just open Twitter and you will see how sectist we can get. Even worse, search for Kuwait on Youtube and just see how we keep hating on each other. Be against the opposition and you will be labeled as corrupt even when you are against the other party. It’s either their way or ..not even the highway will be an option for you.
Why can’t two different opinions live in one circle? we see different opinions in different countries and the system is just working great. However, when it comes to Kuwait, this hate towards the different opinion is always there. Name calling, fake promises and misleading information is what we try to use just to prove the other side is wrong. We accuse people with bribes just because “they said so” and not because of any proof in hand.
We speak of the constitution as a holy book. A book that can’t be touched or altered. A book that mean everything without changing a word. Something that was written 50 years ago and we did not change it to focus on the issues in hand right now. The call upon freedom or the individual but stop books from entering Kuwait. They call on freedom of speech but insults is the speech they make.
We get compared with other revolutions around the Arab world and how far is it to be compared. While people were oppressed and did not have the freedom to speak the way our MPs did. They didn’t have the chance to change using a vote. People are not killed and imprisoned.
Yes Kuwait has it’s problems but how will we solve these problems if we don’t trust others? If we keep attacking those people with an opinion that is different? and just insulting others and accusing them? If this is your democracy, I don’t want it. Give it to others and see how it will be abused. I don’t believe we are ready for democracy. Not till the day we stop thinking backwards and start thinking of communities instead of backgrounds.
When I see a person I don’t see his belief, sect or tribe. I see his respect to me and my opinions. I see the help when I am in need. I see the defense for the love of the country.
The pain of politics is when it starts to be used for their dirty work. Instead of talk of corruption (which I call wasta btw) how about giving ideas on how we will provide better health care? better schools? Universities? anything that will take our children to a better future. Look at how the countries around us are developing. We built the road and they drove on it.