"A consequence of the desire to consume more and more as to create the sensation of belonging to a more modern and superior culture."
If there is one thing this pandemic has taught us, it’s to appreciate the two most essential aspects of life: food and shelter. More important than the opinions of billionaires and deranged world leaders is our right to live, and it turns out that it's not old white men that are paramount to our survival. “Developing" countries, because they “haven't reached a point yet" where access to food and shelter is widespread, are bracing themselves for when the pandemic reaches them in full force. In Brazil, movements have been fighting to ensure these rights to the population for decades, and now that the initial panic died out, I feel confident in the ability of these long-standing initiatives to adapt in this bizarre set of circumstances.