No_Mind wrote: ↑Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:01 pm
It is the chaos that is so disorienting. I might not die due to Covid-19. I might be dead because I have three kilos of rice in my home and a kilo of potato.
It has not come to that. But it could turn to that in less than six weeks. 95 million live in my province of West Bengal. Only 9 have died (between 5 and 9). That is less than 1 death per million. But at least 4 million are going to starve due to unemployment soon.
A country where the poorest and most esquisite country girl, comes up to you, telling you: "Uncle, are you a monist, or a dualist?" will never go wrong.
There is beauty in chaos.
And there is chaos indeed - (in rural places, it is said that prices of food have fallen precipitously; while in the urban areas, where supply chain was killed by stopping road traffic, it has gone up by as much as 500%, if you can find it) -
What interests Modi and the Indian Middle Class is not starvation deaths, but as low a count of corona-virus deaths as possible. He wants to be seen as a world leader. And the Middle Class - (less than 10% of the population; well-stocked with beer, chips, and Netflix connections) - desperately seeking an identity in the world, wants India to be recognized.
The (utterly corrupted) police, political parties, etc. are releasing a stream of photos and videos of the “charity” work they are doing, advertising their fake compassion on the back of humiliating those who accept the food. The food is only going to the local voters in urban areas, a minority of the distressed population.
The good people of Bharat are suffering again.
I hope things get better for you soon, No_mind.
Some working for the Mara's world; some for the Brahma's world; some for the Unborn.
Those who desire good are few, and those who desire evil are many.
(And you just can't imagine how much goodness, those who desire evil, are ready to display - ToVincent).