The writer Ailton Krenak finalist of the Jabuti Award with his book Ideas to Postpone the End of the World, also launched "Life is not useful " and "Tomorrow is not for sale ", all for the company of letters in an interview for the magazine Carta Capital, highlighted the steps of the destruction of life to give an exclusive place to the privileged, the agenda of capitalism on planet Earth is already working on that.
Since the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), Krenak has been quarantined in his ethnic indigenous land, 200 kilometers from Belo Horizonte (MG), following a regime guided by a community protocol that keeps families close and can meet in the backyard to eat together.
He points out that people forget the effects of the pandemic, "Death leaves a trauma so badly resolved that no one can get away with it. There is a loss of identity, memory and accommodation in a surviving condition. This is not good for a community that needs to manage their material needs. Go back to work, go back to taking care of the domestic routine. Many will not succeed. And this is very bad. We are living in a time when being optimistic is lack of education. It is synonymous with being oblivious to the suffering of others."
When asked if consensus is still possible in Brazil, he recalls that in Brazil there is a miserable situation, which mixes pandemic with political misery. "Outside of Brazil, at least, there is hope of opening other debates about the inequalities that the pandemic has aggravated, climate changes, refugees ... This is a very important question even to understand the pandemic. This movement of people, crossing borders all over the world, can be a vector for new pandemics that can devastate us."
"Inequality leaves 70% of people out of social protection. And in the future, they won't even need them as a workforce," he said.
Read the full interview in Brazilian Portuguese at the link