Ahead of reading the following, this article in no way reflects buzberry’s point of view. The blog was not intended for political reasons nor is it siding with any political parties. The article is merely my personal point of view.
Let me get one thing straight: One, I’m no politician; Two, I care nothing for politics; and Three, I am one of many individuals in this society that cared nothing about Kuwait’s National Assembly in previous years.
Don’t get me wrong, I developed this way not because I am ignorant nor that I don’t want a better Kuwait or a better future for all of us, however, I became this way because I truly believe that the National Assembly also known as Majles Al Umma not only lost its prestige, but has been utilized for propaganda as well as ulterior motives by several of the prior politicians.
I honestly care about my country and I do think that we deserve a more stable environment more so now than ever; however, after witnessing a million dismissals of the Majles in previous years, I reached a point where I genuinely believe that the presence of this “Majles Al Umma” has become more of a burden in Kuwait than a haven. It has become a cause for segregation, a cause for unnecessary violence, but more importantly a cause for a pessimistic mentality within our country which is becoming an epidemic.
I must admit I do fear my future as well as my children’s futures. However with that said, I have come to witness a glimpse of hope these couple of weeks, a sense of joy, optimism, and history-in-the-making I must say. I have attended a couple of dewaniyas the past month, during which several candidates would visit and enlighten us with their backgrounds while clearly defining their agendas for the upcoming national assembly elections. I wasn’t impressed with what I saw, perhaps my standards were high, but perhaps the candidates weren’t that good as well. However, one candidate struck a chord and I am proud to admit that had he run in my district, I would be the first in line to vote for him.
His name: Mr. Mishari Mohammed Al Osaimi
I must admit, his father-like presence won me during the first 20 seconds of him speaking. More significantly when he spoke, I felt a sense of pride, an immense amount of culture, but most importantly history was right in front of me. His wealth of experience, unquestionable knowledge, and his elegance was extremely vivid. All of which are characters that we are missing vastly nowadays. I envisioned a better Kuwait with his presence, and further a better Majles with him in it; as he will not only add value but he will revert the prestige (الهيبة) back to the Majles again.
He spoke of the time he questioned the Minister of Finance back in one of his runs, and emphasized that even though the grilling took place, it happened in a civilized manner, which is why his relationship with the Minister remained intact nonetheless. That example in itself bolstered my confidence in him.
It is also important to note that the last time he was elected to the Majles was in 2003, and he has returned after 9 years to the scene which proves that Mr. Al Osaimi does in fact see a bright future ahead, and so should we.
If you are interested in reading more about Mr. Al Osaimi, please visit the following website: http://www.m-alosaimi.com