2020 a year which will keep haunting us for years to come, a year that almost brought us humans to knees, has finally ended. Australian bushfires wiped out 186000 square kilometers and killing wildlife animals on their path. COVID-19 brought us to knees, well almost.
We witnessed people fighting for toilet papers in one part of the world while people protested against the lockdown in another part. We were living in a post-apocalypse Hollywood movie when city streets were suddenly left without the inhabitants. Millions of people lost their jobs, and the only winners of 2020 came out to be the top 10% of the world’s wealthiest people whose bank balance rose like never before.
In the USA, George Floyd’s death by police brutality sparked a worldwide protest against racism and equal rights, mainly targeting the American Police Force’s double standard against African Americans.
Still, fighting against coronavirus and struggling to bring the vaccine to the people we saw Trump losing an election to Joe Biden; well does that matter to us? Naaah… a bomb still causes enough casualties and destruction doesn’t matter if it’s red or blue bombs.
Back here, Nawaz Sharif managed to make his way out of the country by declaring himself critically ill, which lasted until his plane landed in the UK, and out of nowhere, he got cured. Imran Khan’s problems got worsened due to the pandemic.
Here we are in 2021, waiting in ques to get vaccinated while hoping for a better year.
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”T.S. Eliot