Friday, March 11, 2005

In these weeks where lectures and talks and activism have been the main course for many of us that hope for development, change, freedom, peace, equality, justice and all the other things that our battered souls are reaching for...I couldn't help but wonder why I haven't heard an inspiring, energetic speaker in Kuwait, address a crowd with the passion and dedication that can transform them into dreamers and revolutionaries and into an unstoppable force that can make things happen..ok maybe I am asking for too much and more than that, I hope that maybe I just haven't been to the right places...instead of the same tired faces, saying the same tired words to the same yawning handful of supporters that bothered to turn up at a lecture, I have been craving people with a knack for speaking with overpowering love for the cause, with humour and presicion and explosiveness and with an awe for the sacredness of a community of people asking for justice.
Has anyone out there been to such a speech, heard anyone inject life and love into a crowd? If so where and when is this person/are these people going to speak again? I say speakers, because there is nothing more wonderful than that electrifying buzz that goes through a crowd when someone has hit exactly the right chords to make them light up and feel alive. You can get it with reading, but that is usually a solitary practice...when a bunch of people all experience that moment of wonder together, it's pretty beautiful. I feel like we need that kind of fuel, so that it's not just disparate groups trying to keep themselves motivated. Just like we need the dedicated workers and writers and planners and organisers (some of which we have, but maybe not as much as the opposition does) we need the catalysts, the people who light the fire under the whole lovely experiment and get it going.
If anyone out there knows people like that, please point me in the right direction, because I want some inspiration.

6 comments:

PinkSuedeShoes said...

Here, Here!

Exactly what was on my mind. I was very disappointed not to see any inspirational leaders on Monday, which by the way is still bumming me out.

Eeh! layl7een me7tara! iff...

IS there or ISN'T there another demonstration in front of parliament this Monday?

kwtia said...

Hi PSS, you know I heard a rumour there was, and then I never heard anything else..you would think we would know for sure by now, so that we can get people to come..

1814 said...

Round 2. kids are organizing another event to take place soon. I will tell you all about it once its official.

kwtia said...

Thanks for the update 1814/Choc&Con, we wait eagerly for news..

Zaydoun said...

Ahmad Al-Rub3i is usually an eloquent and fiery speaker. I love it when he gets excited!

kwtia said...

Sounds good Zaydoun, let me know if he is going to be getting all worked up in front of a crowd anytime soon..