Friday, October 18, 2019

Afaal and the extreme poverty law vote

Afaal has (or is?) a new campaign targetting the law for extreme poverty (it is even supported - or perhaps initiated? - by a political party: National Bloc). "Does he/she not deserve your vote?" says the slogan on the backdrop of images of people who supposedly are in extreme poverty conditions? Well, I have no clue how this law is supposed to work or its modalities, or how it be executed (there is a major explainer here, but again there is a "vague" element in the wording). Sadly, the campaign is right bang on time when the whole country is ablaze (no, not just due to the fires!) but also in manifestations of socio-economic classes who have had enough with regards to many issues (do note the decision to tax whatsapp calls was really that straw that broke the camel's back). All this being said, the campaign is interesting, it just comes at the utterly wrong time.