When Business Becomes Religion

At the very nascent stage when businesses were started to evolve followed by the barter system, their activities were revolutionary and became widely popular. Their vision for the future largely influenced a major section of the people in an available society, as their clarion call for freedom stimulated the masses. Despite freedom is the birthright, but being suppressed by few people from the ruling community categorically with their prowess and the hypnotized majority by proclaiming their superiority as “Divine Right”.

But in the passage of time followed by series of revolutions, social as well industrial, it is the business class which virtually emerged as victorious and they successfully able to usurp state power and flagged their propaganda with a notion of ‘welfare state’ which influenced people across the world. Unlike monarchial rule, the emergence of the ‘Nation State’ and the businessmen’s alacrity for disseminating the core essence of the extension market unleashed a new form of ‘Warfare’.

These businessmen community reinforced religion and capable to hover on myriad, making them blind and triggered them to entangled war among themselves only to serve the purpose of the “Market”. With the help of science and technology, this invasion got more momentum and started to change the global order where numerous treaties were signed with an aim to segregate the market for a few businessmen’s benefit. Their wealth started to increase manifold and inequality in the distribution of wealth engendered discontent among a large section of people who are forced to be immersed in abject poverty and unbearable misery.

In the modern era, by virtue of science and technology, innovations, disruption are becoming the trending feature of the society we are living in.

Startups and entrepreneurs are largely encouraged, despite only a handful of them can only sustain themselves, while a large number of them became extinct species. Cloud funding, disinvestment, etc. becoming a common terminology, only enabling to accelerate the pace of growth of few businessmen and they are becoming an axiom and formulating the global policy where surprisingly all nations are toeing to them without making much hue and cry.

Whether Developed or Developing nation, the scenario is more or less the same. States being backed by these businessmen are gradually succeeding to usher only discrimination and dividing among the people and making ‘Election Mechanism’ the only resort electing a government which only capable to reduce the plight of the masses. ‘Election’ has become the only sacred tool out of which the majority can be blessed by magic and all afflictions, discriminations, and chaos could wither away by installing a government of those “Businessmen’s” choices.

This propaganda successfully impacted the majority and even in the southeast Asian nations, precisely in India, where people are neither bothering, nor even having a rational bent of mind to ponder sincerely, whether it is at all possible to roll back the wheels of history where a Monarch of Mythology could be brought back in the present mundane society and install a Monarchial rule!

Profit-seeking motivation is the key agenda of the business community across the world and the way they are capable to exploit people’s sentiment and emotions are truly a concern to extol. People unknowingly fall into their ploy and become prey to their nefarious design. They tend to support the notion of few businessmen and even uphold the voices in favor of those businessmen by making a call “Vocal for Local”! this method of action primarily designed by those business class and vent out through their favored Political party or Parties gradually appearing as a model and those handful businessmen making huge profit and wealth by inducing majority to imbibe such model where de-politicization of mass being tactfully advocated and made ordinary common mass almost frenzy.

The poor mass unable to visualize how huge public property being transformed to private property and even during pandemics, they are the ones who only largely benefitted. These phenomena are not new. History reveals how these entrepreneurs eventually being decimated out of the emanating public anger against depriving in due time.

Businessmen succeeded to promote themselves as “Cult Figures” and they made numerous success stories, triggering people to emulate them. Several agencies engaged themselves to promote such “Cult Figures” and by designing “Corporate Social Responsibility”, they only carried out the agenda of few businessmen and tried to create a milieu where they expressed their objective that they are only focused to ameliorate the condition of the people who are socially and economically weaker and their intention is to pull out them from drudgery and misery. They roll out doles to douse the anger of the poor mass and sometimes also extend support to them by assisting them for “Skill Development” and make them self-reliant. But these methods cannot be the panacea for a society that is being devastated by the greed of few businessmen.

Across the globe, these few greedy and witty businessmen truly succeeded to make business as “Religion” and their method of operations by resorting to “Adult Open Franchise” and making all endeavor to popularizing it gave birth to “Electoral Authoritarianism”. Many countries are now experiencing the emergence of “Authoritarian Despot” and their tyranny leading to civil wars in different parts of the world by replacing peace, harmony, and humanity with blood-shedding autonomy and anarchy.

It is urgent at this hour to discard this degenerative “Religion Of Business” by upholding the tenet of economic equality, where disparity of wealth will be replaced with numerous pragmatic measures to empower people with economic liberty and justice to uphold the voices for humanity. We need to get rid of the latest opium of “Religion Of Business” only to save our planet from any further deterioration and devastation.


Debasish Majumder
Debasish Majumder
I Debasish Majumder, hailing from Kolkata, State: West Bengal, Country: India, born in a middle-class family in the year 1965 and brought up in an environment extremely favorable for me to garner knowledge from people from various walks of life. Their lives and livelihood are of immense gravity to me as I considered myself as a fortunate one to be facilitated to interact with those who possessed multi-faceted experience and thrived vigorously in their respective fields. Since my schooling as well the path of my studies till I completed my graduation in humanities and thereafter working in various organizations has enabled me to get hands-on experience about the twist and turns of life where I observed the plight of myriad who are economically vulnerable and how they combat the life and even capable to enjoy the every drop of it without complaining about their state. Since my childhood, my passion for the English language and English literature enabled me to explore the world in and around me out of fabulous authors and their valuable renditions which even unveiled front of me the true picture of nature and how it is now confronting peril out of greedy few sharks in the veil of few humans obliterating the very essence of humane! Their works encouraged me to pen down articles, short stories, and poems with my little ability and I have already had a number of paperback editions of my compilation of short stories and poems which are now available on Amazon and other global sites. My alacrity for learning regarding nature as well the society along with the people who are considered as the most precious imperative for us to be enriched. I am blessed by innumerable notable thinkers and philosophers whose works appealed to me enormously, and even helped me to shape up myself by virtue of their expressions. I am having little capacity to translate the reflections of the present society, precisely for the acumen of a myriad of learned persons who have helped me to widen my vista with their wisdom and wide array of knowledge. My sincere effort was navigated by those enlightened persons and I tried with my best of ability to reflect on the scenario I have observed in the journey of my life.

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