We are to blame

Fiji Sun - - COMMENT - Am­rit Singh, Nausori Feed­back: rosi.doviver­ata@fi­jisun.com.fj

In the fight against the COVID-19 we must un­der­stand what are the causes of such an in­fec­tious virus.

We are by­standers, play­ing sports and not ad­her­ing to ad­vice.

We are the ones who put lives at risk.

We are the cause of van­dal­ism on new prop­er­ties be­ing built by Govern­ment.

We are the rea­son for flood­ing and dump­ing rub­bish on roads.

We are the rea­son why the poor is poor and the rich has be­come richer.

We are the rea­son why our chil­dren are dis­obe­di­ent.

We are the rea­son why tod­dlers drown be­cause we are busy on so­cial me­dia or are fail­ing to su­per­vise them.

We are the rea­son why soil ero­sion is re­cur­ring be­cause we build our houses on clay soil.

We are the rea­son why an­i­mals and sea crea­tures are suf­fer­ing.

We are the rea­son why there is cor­rup­tion and the com­ple­tion of a build­ing is long due. We are the rea­son why cy­clones dam­age our homes be­cause we never take out time to re­pair that old roof or build it up to stan­dard. We are the rea­son why we suf­fer from NCD (non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases) be­cause we never heed the doc­tor’s ad­vice, be­cause we think we know ev­ery­thing.

We are the rea­son why this virus is sweep­ing and tear­ing hu­man dig­nity and val­ues apart.

We are the rea­son why, else­where in the world, doc­tors and nurses have lost their lives at an early age be­cause of COVID-19 We are the rea­son why we have failed as hu­man be­ings. It is ut­ter dis­gust to be a hu­man be­ing right now.

We have lost the bat­tle long be­fore and we are the root of all prob­lems.

It is never “THEM” it has al­ways been “WE”. If we con­tinue to go down the road where “WE” mat­ters then there will be no “US” go­ing into the fu­ture.

The love is long lost in hu­man­ity. COVID-19 is not the bad part. We are.

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