To­ward a Fra­grant To­mor­row


One can easily sweep specks of dust un­der the rug and for­get. One can also, when the dirt piles up, dig a hole and burry it. How­ever, what one can­not do, is ig­nore the in­evitable. So, when will the now be­come real?

Truth of the mat­ter is ev­i­dent. There will be no turn­ing back from this one and that’s the good news. The bad news is that there re­mains no clear line on how to move for­ward.

This ques­tion re­quires both, the gov­ern­ment and its peo­ple to work to­gether.

On the one hand, gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials are sud­denly re­mov­ing them­selves from the po­si­tion that re­quires them to work on so­lu­tions so as not to bare the blame of this foul sit­u­a­tion.

On the other hand, the peo­ple who are gath­er­ing to protest this in­jus­tice have not even thought about list­ing their de­mands in form of a state­ment opt­ing in­stead to ex­press anger and re­volt, which in some in­stances ex­tended to the de­struc­tion of public and pri­vate prop­erty.

On top of this, the media, who in such in­stances should step in and as­sist the peo­ple in for­mu­lat­ing a clear list of de­mands, is al­ter­na­tively glo­ri­fy­ing this so called ‘revo­lu­tion’ by pro­mot­ing string pup­pets and pa­per he­roes who gob­ble up live air time by speak­ing for hours and say­ing noth­ing.

The mat­ter is be­com­ing so com­pounded that if the sit­u­a­tion con­tin­ues not even the vastest land­fill will be ca­pa­ble of con­tain­ing this mess.

Though none of us are the cause of the prob­lem, all of us can be part of the so­lu­tion.

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