Azar Majedi feels that the economic system we currently live bears primary culpability for the Covid-19 pandemic.
They're promoting social Darwinism in this era of Corona pandemic. The dominant narrative is becoming "the survival of the fittest"! This is dangerous. This is one step away from Fascism.
Bourgeoisie is killing two birds with one stone. By promoting this narrative, it covers up its incompetence and the irresponsible manner in which it has dealt with the spread of virus; taking care of capitalists' profit. It is also using this pandemic to get rid of the old and the weak and save money.
This is capitalism pure and simple.
Bourgeoise ideologues have the media and the power to spread this fascistic ideology. But we should fight back. We should call it what it is. We should expose capitalism as the murderer. We should not allow this narrative to stick.
Our narrative is that capitalism is responsible. If it were not for all the cuts and looking after the rich and their profits we would not have been in this situation. We would not have had to chose who's worth saving and who should be left to die! This is a very dangerous precedent.
Capitalism is falling into a very deep crisis, worse than 2008. We saw how the bourgeoisie dealt with the last crisis; how ordinary people, workers became poorer; their lives more precarious; the world became less equal; and the rich amassed more money. We should not let this story repeat. The world after Corona if the same system continues would be much more unequal, much harsher, more precarious.
We are facing a dire situation; a crossroad; Fascism or Socialism this is the choice!
⏭ Asar Majedi is a Member of Hekmatist Party leadership & Chairperson of Organisation for Women’s Liberation