Can money buy everything? 22/03/2013

When I see the  nova rich  today I am reminded  of  William Cowper’s poem ‘The Solitude of Alexander Selkirk’ where the poem opens  with the following lines

‘I am monarch of all I survey;

My right there is none to dispute;

From the centre all round to the sea

I am lord of the fowl and the brute

The protagonist  might  have been a cast away compelled to spend four years on an island  in solitude  but here we seem to be  heading to a society  where  the nova rich are going the way of Alexander Selkirk. Only difference however is they  are not  castaways  on an island  longing for human contact as  their dwellings  are not   surrounded  by sea  but a sea of  fellow inhabitants in touch with humanity  unlike them. What  amuses me is their belief  that money can buy everything under the sun and  there  is none to dispute  their right  to lord over  fellow  human beings!


n.meera raghavendra rao


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