The media are filled with stories of political bickering, scandals, power sharing and corporate appeasing. And most of them make readers and viewers feel that the only worry in this country is the government and the ultimate aim of media is to journalize and videograph the vile and virtuous of the political cause.
- Tomorrow, no, there is nothing called tomorrow. It is all about making today meaningful.
- Social activism and civic responsibility, they are arch enemies and need to be eliminated.
- Rivers, trees, hillocks, wetlands, valleys, rains, sand dunes, winds and water, they all come free, and therefore it is futile worrying about them.
It is going to be too late. It is going to be too tough for all the ones come after us, tougher than what it is for Mr. Shibu. It is going to be irredeemable and irreversible if things are allowed to continue like this. The river Periyar is just a case.
Any aggression against our ecology is going to sing out the most agonizing dirge of the whole world, and any reluctance to react to such atrocities is a sign of our insensitivity, and any willful attempt to cover up such cases, either by the media or by money or men in power is nothing, but a gruesome behavior.
Our posterity is going to be indebted more to a miniscule of population constituted by a Shibu Manuel here, a Mehta Parker there or an anonymous humanist elsewhere than to a callous mass that gnaws on the innards of the ecosystem.
The criminal insensitivity to what is not ours is the hallmark of this generation and we all read and disregard, watch and ignore, listen to and abandon all things that are not going to affect us today. Yesterday has gone, today is here and what is always coming up is tomorrow. What do we keep for our posterity: science without conscience? Is it a development philosophy without feelings? Or, it is a landscape without energy, resources, and a populace with scant respect and regard for what is not ours?
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