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Thursday , January 23 2020

Kuwait different today – ‘Thanks for breaking monotony’

Ahmad Al-Sarraf
An Egyptian satirist Jalal Amer once said, “Advanced countries place their citizens on the head but the governments of developing countries place their citizens inside the head”. He also said, “What is great about our countries is that they put carbon papers between days of the week so that all days become similar”.

Hence, we have been facing similar days, similar months and similar years for more than thirty years. This unfortunately came along with continuous deterioration, thanks to the efforts of the “men of uprising”. The government facilitated their mission of controlling our behaviors and our likings, forcing all of us to see the world through their glasses. The result is that Kuwait has become different.

For the first time, we can say that Kuwait today has a wide variety of activities. We can easily choose from a rich menu of activities. We no longer have to feel frustrated about where to spend a wonderful evening, thanks to the anti-uprising actions, efforts of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters, supervision of Ministry of Information, activities of the Islamic Monuments House and Kuwait Opera House, which are supervised by the Amiri Diwan, and the distinguished humanitarian activities of LOYAC Academy for Performing Arts.

We want to thank Minister of Information both before and after the grilling. We thank the Secretary General of the National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters Eng. Ali Al-Youha who works hard but silently. Thank you very much Fare’a Al-Saqaf and the wonderful team from LOYAC. Thank you, Sheikha Hessa Al-Sabah and the Islamic Monuments House. We thank all the women and men who participated in creating an oasis in a dry and rough desert. We urge the government and MPs to not pay any attention to dissonant voices that are shouting to take us back to the dark ages.

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By Ahmad Al-Sarraf

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