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Poem – Life Endangered On Earth, and Yet We Remain Ignorant.

[English Translation from original Gujarati]

Rohit Prajapati & Trupti Shah

The present Social System is “Great”… It has many names.

Some call it ‘Globalisation’, some ‘’Free Market Economy’, some ‘GDP Centred Economy’, but it is Capitalism by any other name.

This capitalist society is “Great”.

It fooled us in the name of “development” and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

It plucked us off the land, planting us on website & facebook and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

It quickly pushed us away from facts, truth & ground realities and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

This capitalist society is “Great”…  It has many names.

It might have reduced the distance between cities and countries via airplanes, fast trains, express highways while distancing away the family members & friends and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

Nowadays we meet family members & friends more on Facebook (Fakebook) and Skype than in person and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

In evening, oops! actually during night hours we came back tired, our vegetables are also tired as travelled long distance, with chaotic life we are not happy with the life and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

We are wallowing in the misinformation and lies dished out through media and internet, believing them to be truth and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

This capitalist society is “Great”…  It has many names.

In the name of “development” we are dragged towards world sans weather – climate changing world and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

In the name of “development” we are fast dragged towards destruction and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

It has placed a lollipop named Mediclaim and endangered our life & life on earth and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

This capitalist society is “Great”…  It has many names.

It has given us a mobile phone, a bank account sans money and a perception “All is Well” and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

We are stuck, frustrated and scattered and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

The Capitalist Society has formed united front with Patriarchy, Caste System, & Religious Fundamentalisms and many such divisive forces and yet we are kept ignorant about it.

But we better tell all one thing that when we all will realise the truth and ground realities, nothing will stop our struggle against this Capitalist Society, Patriarchy, Caste System, & Religious Fundamentalism to ensure a just, equal social system.

This aim to create a just and equal social system free from exploitation is truly great and to build that society is our task.

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