2022: Two thousand twenty too?
Is it really going to be the same as 2020, where humanity coped with the catastrophic virus Covid-19? So many people died of the deadly flu and there was no one to offer their last rituals. The lower sections of society suffered the most due to the lockdown and we saw a number of migrant workers moving from cities such as Delhi to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh on foot.
Was it a real problem? We saw a rise in medical bills. What does it reflect? Wasn’t the crisis an opportunity for the capitalists?
The capitalists were exposed as vultures. “They” fed themselves on your flesh, bones and blood. And who are “they”? They are “us” because we are also a part of the same society. Whenever we get the choice of opting for profit or morality with a loss, we choose profit like vultures. Profit and loss are criteria that come to us from the capitalistic ideology. Once established in a society, they make the society poisonous.
In general, I have seen people helping each other. Yes, there were people on the highways distributing food to migrants. Yes, there were people distributing ration kits to the poverty-stricken. But we refuse to acknowledge the real problem, which is humankind. We are helpful in general but the artificial thought of profit and loss has made us vultures.
Humankind is in need of an alternative ideology that works according to the natural disposition of human beings. And this year, we should try to search for our society’s real problems and their solutions.
“Not a day passes when no one is dying of hunger.”