After a long day of work divided between writing a new book, studying Physics, reading, doing housework, and helping my son with his studies, I sit on the living sofa and just want to relax. I had been bombarded with news about world selfishness – vaccines nationalism, immigrants dying in the sea or borders, and the not new ‘war’ between Israel and Palestine.
On the home news, all I can see is a country deluded by their past ‘grandeur’ and thinking being alone in the world scenario would be easy for a small island. The farmers are revolting about the new Australian trade agreement. The fishery industry was silenced by money – our taxes money – to not complain about their loss. Every industrial and commercial area is being ostracised by the media trying to convince the country we are ok. Brexit is not a big deal, and the economy is growing as it did after the war. But, but… We did not were fighting a war!
I don’t know what to make of all the tragic headlines or the not accurate ones. I just sit on my sofa and let the moment silence take me to a better place.
After 15 minutes of relaxing doing nothing, I turn on the television. No, I don’t watch BBC or any complimentary view channel. The disenchantment with the media in the UK is so extensive I prefer to stay far from their ‘balanced’ views. Instead, I turn to Netflix in the hope to find something simple, funny, intelligent without talking about the world misery I watch every day from my window.
The suggestion was a new Korean series – Move to Heaven – the name was a bit curious. Usually, Korean’s series is more philosophical and simpler when talking about human problems. I was wrong. ‘Move to Heaven’ was one of the most emotional series I had watched.
‘Move to Heaven’ talk about who us, humans, forget everything worth been cherished and care in our lives living for petty fights, money, and fear. The central character wasn’t the young man with Asperger or the almost retired boxer who had had so many delusions in life that he refuses the be human. No. We are the main character; our selfishness, lack of empathy, fears of the different, all that is there.
The young man, who is fearing losing his job, did not take a leave to care about an injury that happened when working late hours. An older woman with dementia was abandoned in a dirty room, alone, who only had thought to her son. The sick man who was adopted when a child in the US and then deported to Korea and made a stateless person because, you know, he was ill, and it would cost money to the state. The gay couple who was kept apart because of prejudices only reunited when one of them died.
The constant show of our lack of humanity is contra balanced by the people who work on the trauma cleaning service. Their work wasn’t only to clean the physical space but also to be a voice for the dead.
I cried all the episodes, 10 in total, and I think we a domed in the end. Humanity did not evolve morally at the same pace it did technologically. We became strangers to our relatives. Indifferent to the necessity of the poor. Full of hate for those who come to our borders in search of a new life and hope. We become machines, fearing anything that governments, media, and some billionaires say is responsible for the difficulties we are living.
It’s time to see we are being scammed. The ‘elite’ are lying to us, dividing humans to keep the power and money. They don’t want our well-being. They want our taxes, obedience, and silence.