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Mainstream, VOL LIX No 18, New Delhi, April 17, 2021

The Human Race | Badri Raina

Friday 16 April 2021, by Badri Raina

April 14, 2021

The human race is a fallen one,
And cannot be improved;
Shades of evil thus inform
Its best, better, and good.

The best are reason-infected,
The better sometimes converse;
The good follow instruction
That most suits their purse.

The best have no religion,
The better have a moral notion;
The good are honest followers
Of godman who promises promotion.

Capitalism is successful because
It addresses the good;
The good know what is best for them,
They see the trees but not the wood.

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