Aporias are limbos. Everything is slippery, cloudy; nothing can be explained by itself. Consequently, nothing continues, nothing opens new perspectives. In dictionaries, aporia is defined as “the difficulty or rational doubt arising from the objective impossibility of obtaining answers and conclusions for a given philosophical question.”
Aporia is a no way out, the barrier that creates perplexity: what was a passage or an exit becomes an obstacle. Certainties fall to the ground, words are lacking to express what you see, what you hear, what you are feeling. This feeling of being outside the world, of a swallowing abyss, exists when the ties that sustain participation and success are severed. Seeing ghosts, knowing that a great guru was a charlatan, discovering that through internment encouraged for treatment there is a network set up to capture organs and sell them, is bewildering; it is the non-compliance with what is legal, with what is proclaimed by the systems.
Life oriented by profit and restricted to fundraising and material and money capturing transforms everything into gains, privileging the avoidance of losses. In these cases, laws are ineffective or just hide what they want to hide. Being deceived is frequent, but this is part of another plan in which meaning and people are transformed into raw material, into factors for other profits. It is terrifying; everything is unbound, without faith, without law, without a king.
One of the main aporias of our system was the transformation of human beings into slaves, into merchandise to implement agriculture, industry and wealth. The use of networks that hunt women for prostitution, children who supply corneas and various organs reveals the miserable and inhuman side of humans covered up by systems structured on profit and greed. Otherwise, we would not have the recent ecological, environmental and human tragedies. The lack of maintenance of machines that generate business economy takes lives. Elevators fail, planes crash, buildings collapse, residual sludge kills, all of this is an affirmation of economic interests that are exercised to lower costs and increase profit, but that kill and leave communities, societies and individuals perplexed.
In the frequently asked questions “What is all this for? Why live?” and “How did this happen to me?”, we find perplexity, lack of perspective, lack of discernment. Only through individually exercised constant questioning is it possible to neutralize perplexity, but in different social contexts, it is also necessary to speak of transformation and deception. That is why it is essential to denounce, have laws that allow punishment, that prevent environmental and human losses and damages. Industry owners often think that it is more advantageous to harm the environment or to have human losses to obtain greater profit. They calculate that fines and compensation expenses for generating environmental and human disasters are cheaper than investing in maintenance, safety, and prevention. Likewise, in the health area, industrialists consider that the more diseases, the greater the sales of medicines, or even that the more deaths, the more production of burials and incinerations, or organs to sell.
Welfare cannot be compromised in favor of easy corporate solutions and profit maximization. There is no need for a revolutionary change to prevent this from happening. It is only necessary to consider the human as a human and not as a raw material for increasing profits. Children in Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar, for example, who are used as labor in the cheap manufacture of products with maximized profits, are compromised and massacred without this meaning any problem for companies, as the focus is only on profit.
Every day aporias, perplexities, situations with no way out arise. It is no use turning around, closing your eyes, discovering that the best thing is to stay still. This positioning destroys all paths, all perspectives of being in the world. It is necessary not to become a commodity, not to be a slave to power, lies, or alienating appearances.