Books and covers
If we can read a book by a glimpse at its cover, the recently announced results of the parliamentary elections indicate that the new parliament is not likely to lead to political serenity that would ultimately help the country’s greater good, which indicates its failure and short tenure. I will not go as far as describing the election results as knives bought by the candidates to slaughter their country with. However, reality is no different from this image. I hope my readers will not take this as pessimistic. It is, unfortunately, the clear truth and facts can be bitter and ugly.
With such a parliament in our country, we are in sync with what is going on in surrounding Arab countries
The breakthroughs made by some young people who made their way into the parliament by voters support is the only good thing achieved by bringing this parliament to office. However, it will not change the fact or calm the possible tension. It won’t turn battlefields into flowery gardens because national consciousness or the country’s greater good are not the judges here. Judging will be done by politically demonizing others and pulling strings with foreign motives.
Arab countries no longer determine their fate, interests or geographical borders. All these things are done by pressurizing effective regional powers that have great access into those countries using the so-called politicians and parliamentarians. Situations in Iraq and Lebanon are the best examples of this because despite the problems and crises these two countries are still suffering from, nothing has changed in them or the politicians dominating them for ages.
So, with such a parliament in our country, we are in sync with what is going on in surrounding Arab countries. The only hope, if any ever exists, is in the independent MPs who do not have any foreign agendas. They are more accepted by the people and will have to form a special bloc to resist those with agendas, otherwise we will be in real danger!
—Translated by Kuwait Times from