CAUSE FOR HOPE: ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO DARE TO STAND UP AND FIGHT, TO DO THE RIGHT THING, NO MATTER WHAT
Amid the gloom-and-doom scenarios created by dystopian regimes and digital dictatorships on the one hand and the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on economies on the other, there are still many reasons for ordinary people to remain hopeful of a better future.
Even though the rampant COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc since January 2020, the last two years (2020 and 2021), as well as the first quarter of 2022, have also seen ordinary people across the world defy lockdown orders to come out into the open to champion the right causes, to protest, to espouse the right cause, and to stand up and be counted. Click the links below for details, which will give you tremendous hope, encouragement and inspiration.
This should help dispel doubts among certain people who feel it's all going to be futile anyway, that nothing is ever going to change for the better, that our fate is sealed already, that there is absolutely no point in protesting, standing up for the right cause and becoming activists or "revolutionaries".
Such people are a disgrace to humanity because they prefer to take the easy way out without even trying, without even making a sincere and courageous effort. Such spineless, selfish and self-centric people embrace copout right at the outset; they throw in the towel even without facing the enemy.
To sum it up, this is what we, the non-elites (ordinary citizens), need to do: review, reflect, introspect. Overcome fear, insecurity, timidity, ignorance, selfishness, self-centredness, greed, indifference, apathy.
If we do this sincerely, we will come face to face with the afflictions that we allow to degrade ourselves from within, but pretend we are not aware of them because we indulge in self-deception (denial and delusion). Read more about these here:
| Middle-Class Morons | Middle-class Maladies | The Real Villains of India and Mankind |
All we need to do now is just cast these maladies off, dump them like hot potatoes, and embrace their opposites. That's all.
Click 'em all! Each of the links below is a testament to the good spirit among ordinary people who walk the road less traveled, and resolve to struggle and fight on, champion the cause they believe in and undertake, because it is also vitally important for each one of us to know and DO THE RIGHT THING, no matter what.
US: Ranchers, their families and supporters rally in Alamogordo, Otero County Fairgrounds, New Mexico state
SIERRA LEONE, AFRICA: Protests turn deadly over rising cost of living
ECUADOR, SOUTH AMERICA: Roiled by protests set off by rising fuel and food prices
AFGHANISTAN: Women protesters chant demands for "bread, work and freedom"
US: Thousands rally against gun violence in Washington, elsewhere
TUNISIA: Citizens protest against draft constitution
INDIA: Blood bath and agnipath (firestorm) over Agnipath, the new defence forces hiring policy proposal
US, Rest of the World: People react, protest / support US abortion law
CANADA: Indigenous people fearlessly expose racism among local police force in Canada
CANADA & U.S.: Truck protest shows truth can travel faster than light and emerge to the fore despite efforts to bury it. Read quotes (people's views) in these two BBC reports: Canada court order | Canada PM under pressure |Threatens to freeze protesters' bank accounts | Emergency imposed | Not just truckers: Protesters fight for many good causes | Brute force of police raid used on bridge protest | US to use National Guard against Freedom Convoy |
NEW ZEALAND: Shameful tactics adopted in NZ to quell protests
FRANCE & BELGIUM: Tear gas used on protesters in Paris