Temetwir

16.10.05

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It amazes me, just as much as it aches my heart, to see certain characters as members of parliament. I have always, and always will, both think and believe that the beloved Kuwaiti National Assembly is nothing more than a facade for those with money to do business with those in power, and those with power to be acquainted with those with money in an 'official' manner. Think organized crime, if you may. Not that I personally think there is anything wrong with that, since I stand my ground in observing to the phrase 'survival of the fittest'. Fittest as in how deep your pocket goes, and how deep your hand can go into your pocket and buy your way into some very good, but somewhat rather wrong, things.

I say it amazes me, and I say that it aches my heart to see certain characters in parliament simply because 'MP' has a certain connotation to it that I think exists. Maybe in dictionaries, atleast. However, I ran out of ways to somehow rationalize some statements by an MP who is calling for 'dropping the loans'. I say 'dropping a loan', because I am sure that there exists not one single example in the whole of the English literature a concept of 'dropping' a loan, and hence I have no idea what the correct word to use is.

Only, who said anything about 'dropping' anything. What the character suggests is that the government actually pays off the debt, instead of the citizen. What the character also fails to differentiate, is the fact that he is calling for the government to pay off the 'private' loans (along with the loans for housing and what not). In other words, think of the government actually and literally buying you new cars, and furnishing your new dowaneyas.

The character, along with his supporters - who yourself could be one, whine about the fact that the government has decided to 'drop' what Iraq owes it. And so, because 'we are no different than Iraq, we should also get the same treatment'. Governments and states, are not the same as populations and citizens, so I have no idea on what basis the comparison is built on. Moreover, I fail to see the politics involved when the call for 'dropping' (paying off) the loans is made.

Also, the character fails to see (I really think he fails, I highly doubt he knows this) the economics involved. Think 50kd raise, and think of prices ever since. Now think of atleast 4 (8 is much more realistic if you ask me) times the 'raise', and you can get a pretty obvious picture as to what my point is.

Those who think this is rubbish, reason their stance by saying that this cannot be fair for others who either paid off their debts, or those who do not get loans in the first place. Valid, yes. But not exactly the point. This is not about individualistic accounts, this is about the state's money first and demeanor second. I have no doubt that this call will be forgotten soon, but the mere discussion is alerting. Alerting in the sense that how can someone even come up with such an idea, without having utterly no respect not for himself, not for his fellow countryman, and most importantly for the future of his children.

Sounds like something you would read in a Russian army newsletter from WWII, I know. But it is the only way to put it.

17 Comments:

  • Thinking socio-economically, this will be the beginning of a downward spiralling issue concerning monetary regulations and the citizen. I personally think it's a bad idea and not thought out carefully considering the long term effect it may cause.

    By Blogger Q8Prodigy, at 16.10.05  

  • q8prodigy
    it started in 1991, what is happening now is a result of what happened in `91

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 16.10.05  

  • I was too busy choosing what kind of barbie doll I wanted, I should've known better ;p

    By Blogger Q8Prodigy, at 16.10.05  

  • i was busy getting off a plane too with a toy in my hand..

    anyway eli agsida.. lama 6aya7aw el gurooth 3an elq8iyeen 3ogb el qazo

    wayed nas entharraw mn halshay, o ma yenlamon etha thannaw ena el7ekoma betrid itsawe hal 7araka elghabeya mara thanya

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 16.10.05  

  • yet again..you hit the needle with the hammer...I'll never get those fast (stupid and politically incorrect) short term solutions that always come back to haunt a civilization in the long term based solely on bad planning...when one wonders in amazement...do these people know what the hell they're doing! bass ma agool ella el 7amdilla...el balad mashya 3ala al baraka sarlaha esneen...mashallah...

    By Blogger MissCosmoKuwait, at 16.10.05  

  • "and how deep your hand can go into your pocket" -> how deep your hand can go into other's pocket... This is reality's scenario.

    As for what I think of it, the only reason such a suggestion popped up is because of the big boys. Although rich, they do have loans and if the gov. decided to pay the loans, they will get even more loans -- and let's face it, those with more money can get more loans! [Dumb, but true!]

    What was done in 1991 was a good way to restart the civilization, where else would get money after your house got burned?

    Anyways, considering the current time, such MP's should be shot dead twice whenever they come up with such idiotic, precooked suggestions.

    By Blogger MBH, at 16.10.05  

  • misscosmo, its not even suggested as a solution, chan ahwan! rather a game to secure votes and try to hold their stance (esp. after the women's rights passed) all coated in "bedal latro7 hal balayeen 7ag el e3raag, def3aw 3anna" .. mo elshabab 7asbalhom ga3den yekalmoon "shaikh al gebeela" .. halla halla,, 7alaaya elwayh

    ur right they dont know what theyre doing, just 7achi fathy to make ppl sympathize with their 'goals'.. they simply dont understand what the consequences are

    mbh the "big boys" have nothing to do with this, theyre talking about individuals and not companies.. hatha wa7ed, besides the "big boys" would know what paying even 10% of this debt would do to the banks interest rates.. hatha athnain, let alone the ridiculous inflation between the companies themselves for their services

    haakom el ssaafy yoba : its el bado*, the mentality of sheelny washeelik o mash sheghli o mayseer kha6rek ela 6ayyib

    what was done in 1991 was a sign of weakness, and not empathy.. ma tetraga3 mn elyom laih 3ishreen sina jedaam

    *bado doesnt mean "bdewe" as in mn hal gabeela wela theech

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 16.10.05  

  • I don't think they'll go through with it, I surely hope not.

    By Blogger Noor, at 17.10.05  

  • yeah I hope not too :(..

    By Blogger Rimyoleta, at 17.10.05  

  • Temetwir, I meant big boys as in personal cash, not companies... I'm sure they can go around the law and "loot" as much money as possible in form of loans. Then the gov. will simply pay and it's money for free...

    I do agree with the Badoo part.. ever since they've taken executive places in this country and it's crumbling down... they act as if they're over the law and screw anyone who dares them, even if a right owner!

    By Blogger MBH, at 17.10.05  

  • noor and rimyoleta
    thats like saying: we'll let saudi women drive tomorrow AND give them ferraris to make it all up.. its THAT ridiculous heh

    mbh again, completely disagree with what u said about the rich folk, dont forget theres a lot of risk involved with collateral and what not so its just logically implausible

    however, extremely true about the "bado" part .. the nice thing about il bado is that "they stick together", the not-so-nice-thing about il bado is that "they stick together even when its a matter of the whole state and not the tribe"

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 17.10.05  

  • well said T! My sentiments exactly, although I try not to think about it too much since it is mildly depressing.
    The neverending BS from MPs is always incredible to me.

    One more thing, I believe the correct term is 'forgiving their debts'.

    By Blogger Closet Diva, at 17.10.05  

  • commercial delight hala, i cant help but follow the whole scene .. oh and forgiving a debt sounds about right

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 17.10.05  

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    By Blogger So What ?, at 17.10.05  

  • teme : where r u?!...
    my new post is for you :(..

    By Blogger Rimyoleta, at 18.10.05  

  • temetwir

    i tagged u ;-p

    By Blogger Brava Valentia, at 18.10.05  

  • rimyoleta and mc
    done and done

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 18.10.05  

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