Kurdistan is going through very difficult times. Every day we hear about the sad news coming from the different parts of Kurdistan. I won't take much of your time by counting the atrocities and violations of human rights happened in the past weeks again, I want to speak about another sad news: AUI-S's arranging a party while Sulaimai is on fire.
We have parties in our life, mournings as well. But we cannot have both at the same time.
While Sulaimani is caught up on fire suffering from the saddening death of its youth at the hands of the militias, a group of so-called “the Iraqi future leaders” at the America University of Iraq-Sulaimani threw a party to share their condolence with those families. Since the AUI-S students are considered to be the future leaders of Iraq, people expect to see exactly the opposite of what they did.
Throwing a party is not a fault, but its time and place could be.
The last party had no occasion at all. None of those who arranged the party can tell me what was the reason behind the party! I guess it was because of the mid-term! Last but not least, it is ridiculous to throw party at this moment while several families are at the funeral ceremonies.
JFK said in his Inaugural Address , “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.” The future leaders of this countries are those people who share feelings with their nation not those who throw parties at time of political instability. AUI-S students need to begin thinking in terms of their future responsibility. Nonetheless, some of the AUI-S students are under attack and go through difficult times, and having a party is not a very good idea to show our solidarity with them.
This political turmoil in Kurdistan is a chance for the AUI-S students to learn more about the skills of crisis management and problem solving not having fun, although the having fun part is questionable for itself because there was a political argument at the party which involved throwing bottles of water.
All in all, there are things that should be kept in mind before throwing any parties. You should be sure to know the reason you planned a party for. Otherwise, neither you nor people whom you’ve invited will enjoy it. Moreover, the absolute most-importuning thing to keep in mind through all of this is that make sure to bring as many people as you can on it. How terrible the party would be look like of only a few people attended and fought instead of singing, and dancing during the party.