A message to those I know
We expect Kuwait’s young lawmakers to bring peace, joy, culture and art back to Kuwait through which our nation can prosper. Protect all beliefs, specifically those opposite to yours. Don’t become a part of undecided conflict on power which involves unfair methods. Osama Al-Shaheen was born in 1979, Rakan Al-Nisf was born in 1980, Omar Al-Tabtabae was born in 1980, Abdul Wahab Al-Babtain was born in 1985, Yousif Al-Fadhalah was born in 1981, Abdul Kareem Al-Kandari was born in 1981, Ahmed Nabil AlFadhl was born in 1977 and Nasser Al-Doussari was born in 1986. It is about these lawmakers who are below the age of 40, that I am going to talk today regardless of their political, sectarian or tribal affiliations, if any exist.
Relating to them is easier because I went to the same school as they did in the same period. I might have even studied with them at university or met them on a football pitch or a park when we were young. We might have even sat a table apart in some restaurant during the 1990s. We might have even shopped from same stores. We share a lot in common which makes it lot easier to address them today.
Willingly or unwillingly, you now represent our thoughts, aspirations and vision of our imminent country. Just like us, you expressed dissatisfaction with the current situations. We shared ups and downs together. That is why I expect a different performance from you. Many people will try to twist your stances to their own interests. They will treat you in ways you might surrender to them turning you into losers.
You will be intellectually intimidated on social media networks in attempts to direct your opinions in favor of theirs. They will try to keep you busy with pettty issues concerning tumults, prevention and conflicts that you have nothing to do with. Lead the country in the best possible way because people preferred you to many veteran iconic politicians, so that you could bring some change. You will probably err and make decisions that won’t appeal to us, but only if you are not followers or directed in such stances even if they were wrong, you will be respected.
Kuwait will never face any regional threats if you manage to unite the society instead of dividing it. No one will ever succeed in creating a ruckus, if you face such attempts firmly. Work with unity. Think and make decisions together. Your first priority should be our country’s future. You can make these dreams come true. Finally, I would like to point that the so-called boycotters have gone leaving no trace. The only remains were a few loyal individuals who still believe it is the only way of salvation, while the others only boycotted showing up at polling centers but worked as campaign members for whoever. —Translated by Kuwait Times