Teenage is the start of life as well as the period of dreams and hope.
But in capitalist countries the human rights situation of young people is getting worse, thus arousing great concern from the international society.
Kyodo recently reported that the number of suicide cases among students at schools of different levels reached 512 last year, an all-time record, and especially the number of high school students among them recorded a notable increase of 352 cases.
Young people, who are supposed to give free rein to their dreams for learning, commit suicide to escape from the sufferings of their lives - such a reality is an excruciating pain for everyone.
Meanwhile, a British non-governmental organization released a report and expressed deep concern saying that one out of four children in the EU member states are exposed to the risk of poverty.
The western politicians and mouthpieces responded by attributing the increased case of young suicides to the victims’ mental and psychological problems such as pessimism, despair and melancholia; and the child poverty to the external factors such as price hike, climate crisis and epidemic disease.
This is pure humbug to disguise the reactionary and anti-people nature of the capitalist society as well as a mockery and an insult to those young unfortunates.
In the capitalist society, a handful of rich men possess great wealth and seek luxurious and gay life, while most of working people and their children are suffering from unemployment and hunger.
Moreover, the ubiquitous spread of money-almighty values and decadent way of life in the capitalist society is cramming young people down the drain of immorality and depravity.
The number of under-twenties arrested for criminal offense in Japan amounted up to 14,887 and among them, the atrocity cases, i.e. murder and robbery increased by as much as 20.7%.
A western politician lamented that all the disgraceful terms such as high tuition, low-wage labour market and dwelling crisis are associated not with socialism but with capitalism, which is the true identity of the capitalist society, despite the claims of bourgeois advocators of it being a “free and democratic society” and a “well-to-do society”.
Where is the capitalist society heading to, taking no notice of the younger generation – the very future of mankind?
The image of youngsters, already degraded into that of the “closing days of life” in their hell of a world, foretells the gloomy prospects of the capitalist society.