nothing happens and there are weeks where decades happen. The start of the year
of Rat as per the Chinese Zodiac turned out to be uneventful and 2020 was
supposed to bring prosperity, progress, fertility and be lucky for all other
the world thought it to be more or less a china problem and a handful of senior
global leaders (who pretty much write the destiny of the rest of the 7.5
Billion of us) were still talking about trade wars and trade imbalances,
ideological differences on the basis of religion/military and finance leading
to deadly conflicts and business houses/businessmen gloating on the stock
prices of their companies being at lifetime high and designated as one or the
other richest in their country/region/world,numerically and then…..
Robinson, in less than 2 weeks this little virus
(now popularly called the China-Virus by the POTUS, and so will I, till the
Chinese stop eating anything that moves) created havoc by spreading like a wild
fire across the globe thereby bringing down the alleged edifices of financial,
intellectual, scientific, military and historical supremacy over each other in
less than 10 days. The global supply chains that we have been so proud of in
the name of industrial/trade revolution have come to a sudden stop. And we cant
do shit about it.
created in the name of progress – that humanity stands naked at the precipice
of a bottomless abyss.
Never ever since the advent of humanity and its recorded
history has the world been so genuinely secular and united just to be able to
survive and save itself from this cataclysm and everyone only worrying about
the most primordial need of Food, Shelter, Clothing and Procreation. And everyone is wishing well for everyone else just to ensure self-preservation.
Power / Oscar just to be able to recover fully. Ask the top 10 richest people
on this planet – would they give everything away just to be able to save their
most loved one from this Virus if needed??
capitalism or need to establish supremacy on just the metric of wealth) has
successfully destroyed what took a billion + years to get created. Take fossil
fuels, natural reserves, rivers, glaciers – we have sorted everything out in
less than 150 odd years and now we are wondering why and from where Mr. Corona
homo sapiens – who started believing themselves to be the most superior race.
Imagine a moment that all the money and the glory and the popularity isn’t able
to buy You Your next meal because You have to forage for it just like the old
a few days of forced restraint on us wise homo sapiens has healed the planet of
its pollution, air is cleaner (thereby removing carcinogens), rivers have fish
again and animals aren’t afraid anymore and above all the endangered pangolins
and bats in China are heaving a sigh of relief.
fellow cohabitant (animals, resources, poor/rich, fortunate/unfortunate) is all
the same in the face of adversity. We humans have been too damn lucky for too
damn long and have taken advantage of our respective situations.
not lose the lesson that mother earth had to impose upon us so brutally. Ol’Kenny’s words, as he left us just 4 days ago, will continue to resonate always – “But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep” – Let these profound words
not go waste and learn the lessons that we must.
to find its soul lost in the morass of greed, corruption, one-upmanship and
destruction of our beautiful planet in the garb of progress.