War on Apathy
A game of Pride and Prejudice
Welcome back to Berkana, your weekend gallery of obscure stories lost from the shelves of human history.
I have not yet transitioned into a cheerful mood since my last rant. The horrors unfolding in the world called for my ability to assess and comprehend the current circumstances while steering clear of personal prejudices. I constantly reminded myself that, as a writer, I must remain tethered to the truth. For the sake of my sanity, I resolved to stay away from the political propaganda and mainstream media coverage motivated more by global power shifts than by humanitarian crises. I succeeded most of the time to remain politically neutral. However, I couldn’t help but feel perturbed when the racist undertone ubiquitously surfaced in the war reportage last week.
The Ukraine war is one of the most rigorously covered stories in the international media at this point. Hidden amid the howl of shared sympathy are subtle yet evident strands of racism. These ins…