Fight. Against?

The fight against climate change. The war on COVID-19. And more.

This language. The way words are used. The way we are being made to use words. It shakes me up. It makes me pause.

I pause.
Breathe in. Deep.
Breathe out. With a deep sigh.
A question emerges.

Are we fighting climate change and COVID-19 or are we fighting ourselves, our habits and systems that have made these possible?

More questions emerge.

Why do we use metaphors of war and self-preservation when what we may need and want to question are our own habits and systems?
What are the consequences of this permanent state of war?
Who does it affect and how?

Published by appamprawns

soni writes about children and people in controlled spaces, in his quest for appam stew. homi writes in the hope of being able to buy prawns to make patiyo.

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