When Do We Fight?

As the world bathes itself in the blood of innocents, ignoring their cries as they bleat acknowledgements to corrupt leaders, I ask: when do we fight?

As the modicum of decency shrivels on social media and prudence of publishing live deaths for gratuitous sharing of information precedes common decency for the loss of life, when do we pull the plug on the rights of those benefitting from others’ pain?

When do we start fighting for our humanity, decency and honesty? When do we change our culture and traditions that gratify certain sects, giving them the power to enslave, slaughter and refuse assistance to other humans in the name of religion or nationality?

Albert Einstein said, “I do not at all believe in human freedom in the philosophical sense. Everybody acts not only under external compulsion but also in accordance with inner necessity.

We are all prisoners to the lives we have created. We are all responsible for leading a democracy that segregates some and allows the freedom of others to benefit from the tragedies of broken countries or the instant blindness to the genocide happening in others. When do we fight for that necessity within ourselves to obliterate greed and corruption and honour the value of humanity and our precious world?

When do we fight?

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