SOCIAL REVOLUTION, With almost the entire world going through the phase of lockdown due to an international pandemic of COVID-19, all of us have several anticipations of the post-lockdown normalcy. None of us are sure of success against this disease and all we can do is imagine a time where we’ll live safely with a proper cure.
YouTubers have always been known for their creativity and in this quarantined situation, they have offered some amazing and thoughtful content to keep us occupied in this period. One among them, Tom Foolery gave us a poetic bedtime story that accurately sums up our feeling about ‘The Great Realization’, as he called it.
SOCIAL REVOLUTION, The poem starts as a kid asking the YouTuber to read out a bedtime story- ‘the one about the virus’. In the “story” he talks about humanity falling apart and getting overpowered by capitalism with the virus forcing the entire world to come together. He said, “In a world where I once would dwell. It was a world of waste and wonder, of poverty and plenty. Back before we understood why hindsight’s 2020.” He explained the natural phenomenon of self-healing. How human beings abandoned cars and went for walks and how they came out of ‘the virus’ becoming more sensitive, changed, and attached to surroundings. He stated, “But then, in 2020, a new virus came our way. The governments reacted and told us all to hideaway. But while we were all hidden, amidst the fear and all the while people dusted off their instincts. They remembered how to smile.”
Surrounded by fear and anticipation, it’s a beautiful way to present optimism and hope for a beautiful future.