MY NEW YEAR NOTE 2024 FOR PEACE HOPE AND LOVE
We have a new calendar on our wall, and table, mostly on our gadgets, with the first January 2024. Let us promise ourselves to build more functional solidarity groups, which I have learned from the COVID-19 crisis. We are passing through one of the difficult times as far as social and political circumstances are concerned globally as well as back home.
Deficits & distrust are being created in the name of the “majority” community is in danger, and interestingly, minorities & migrants are being criminalized or targeted for every single crisis.
Far-Right Politics are emerging almost everywhere in the globe. There might be colours, shades, or vocabulary that will be different in different continents or countries. However, the intent of hatred will be the same as people belonging to the minority community or migrants.
We have just celebrated the 75th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10th December 2023, at the same time people are facing wars and conflicts around the world, where there is no respect for the life of common people, it looks like, the war machines are being run by someone from a different planet, who don’t have idea about the life of children, women & elderly peoples.
I am also not able to understand, where our society or religious understanding is. Where almost all religious approaches are to save all creatures that exist in the universe, when the universe is facing new challenges of climate crisis and unjust treatment of own people, their women & children. How can people be so cruel to justify the actions of cruelty in the name of caste, religion or region?
Let us build more trust between people, communities and countries. The key ingredients of a time of crisis are kindness, empathy, and generosity. The only immediate action one can take at the individual level is to create more and more functional solidarity groups.
I will end my note with the profound slogan of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, of course; many more adjectives that can/ should be added to his statement.
“I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character”. On 28 August in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.