An out­ra­geous act

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Saleh Al-Shayeji

If democ­racy is a tool to re­vive tribal fa­nati­cism and di­vide peo­ple and frag­ment them, in ad­di­tion to en­hance sec­tar­i­an­ism, then it is the worst type of sys­tem and we do not need it. We do not want any­thing that would di­vide and tear our so­cial fab­ric. The scene we see nowa­days on the side­lines of the on­go­ing par­lia­men­tary elec­tion cam­paign is dis­grace­ful, sad­den­ing and shock­ing to the peo­ple of this country and dan­ger­ous to its present and fu­ture. It is a very gloomy and ugly scene that causes more harm than good.

What does it mean, then, to see a can­di­date beg­ging vot­ers with hu­mil­i­a­tion, ask­ing them not to ‘let him down’? What does it also mean to see egals thrown and fly­ing in the air to land on that beg­ging can­di­date? What is he afraid of and what is he seek­ing refuge from? He is not drown­ing, in dis­tress, hun­gry or naked to ask for such type of sup­port from his peo­ple ad­dress­ing blood kin­ship with them!

Who­ever does this is ab­so­lutely af­ter his own gains alone and is not work­ing for the good of his

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