BY: Dan Phale*
The way things happen most of the times does not reflect what we actually might have wanted and envisaged them to be. So we happen to be the victims of the situations which we did not anticipate. It could be issues of healthcare services, economic activities, justice delivery system, the working relationship among employees or with those in command, and many more issues… Well, this article seeks to address such matters that are psychosocially and socioeconomically linked to the status quo in which case life becomes very much unbearable for the plebeians as compared to the rich and high class people.
Most of us are living in a world where the majority of the plebeians would have no reason to talk about anything good in the healthcare services sector. Why…(?!) The fewest of the service providers have ever been human, considerate as well as dedicated to their work. In fact if our imaginations were realities, plebeians would have robust and result oriented services from the duty bearers… There should have never been thieves – in the identity of the administrators or doctors or nurses or pharmacists – working in the public health facilities. Well, only if the imaginations were realities, quite many jurisdictions should have the strictest laws and regulations that would be very instrumental in curbing the pilfering of medical drugs or the equipment, and flouting of the procurement procedures of the same.
From time immemorial, laws in justice adminstration system have been applied immaturely and selectively. Most of the players have been corrupt, partisan and unprofessional. The bottom line is that fundamental human rights are taken for granted hence little or no attention is given by the players and the ones who suffer most are the plebeians. But when things get worse from bad, lawlessness becomes part of life, the plebeians get tired of social injustice to the effect that they may react in such a way that has a potential to trigger anarchy both at the national and at international levels. It is indisputable that the earth would be a paradise for every single person if there were no corruption, greed, nepotism, regionalism, and tribalism in the justice delivery system. It is very rare for a rich offender to be declared guilty by the court of law as would be if the offender was an ordinary person.
Likewise, in the economic sphere, surely everybody would be okay if there was an equity in wealth distribution. I mean, why should very few people be inconsiderate about the welfare of others on issues of finances? In fact it is very absurd for the high class people only to be financially okay when others are struggling to make ends meet. Ironically, the plebeians are the ones who largely contribute towards the economic of a territory and even the entire world through agriculture, art and craft, mining, and many more activities. In all fairness, any surplus wealth ought to be shared evenly to the plebeians in cash or in kind. But what happens often is that those who are already rich want more for themselves, and in the process they corruptly and fraudulently deprive the poor masses of the little they have, a tendency which is like milking thin cows. And gradually the welfare of plebeians deteriorate as they remain poorer and poorer while those on positions become richer and richer.
Well, in all the situations, as outlined in this article, I have a feeling that if there was no corruption, discrimination, greed, jealousy and selfishness, everybody on this planet would be happy. In fact we have ever known that if our dreams were realities, we would not have courts or tribunals because there would be peace, love and harmony among people all over the world. And we continue to dream that time shall actually come when all the social irregularities and/or atrocities will be over.