You're in the jungle, baby, you're gonna die
Wild animals get eaten alive, or dead if they're lucky. We like to think we're better than that, that we're civilized, but we're just animals with airs. We've barely advanced since we started throwing dirt over our dead 100,000 years ago. We still treat our living like shit.
Today people are eaten alive by poverty. Predator drones devour us from the air. Children, the elderly, the sick, the disabled, they all get picked off at the edge of herd immunity. We even keep human beings in cages. And we call this a civilization? It's just a jungle, capitalized.
Welcome To The Jungle
Welcome to the jungle, we take it day by day
If you want it you're gonna bleed but it's the price to pay
The main premise of the jungle is that if you don't find enough food, you die. One thing the pandemic has shown is that many of us still live this way.
Daily wage earners in Sri Lanka could not earn their daily bread under lockdown. They could be eaten by COVID outside or hunger within. This is not about the temporary problem of lockdowns but the permanent problem of billions living like this. Predatory capitalism stalks the poor every day.