There is a land by the sea of cheese, clogs, mills and water where according to the Prime Minister there is no poverty. Don't be hungry either. After all, that is not possible, because the social facilities are the best in the world. Every cheese head would like to believe this. Moreover, according to the followers of the Prime Minister, there is no poverty at all in the country if you compare this with the situation in Africa or Asia.
There was once…
The poor inhabitants of this little country hang their heads and endure their poverty. Fortunately, there is no one who believes that they live in poverty, because they are deeply ashamed of this. Being busy every day making sure that you don't have enough money to get your children to go to school well cared for and to be able to pay the bills at the end of the month is not something you like to advertise with. It is even more terrible when you have to ask a food bank if you can come and get a food parcel every week.
Many years have passed like this. The poor don't exist for the rich plus government and the poor keep silent out of shame about their fate. They deny their own existence.
A man who broke the silence ...
One day a man decides enough is enough. He stretches a huge canvas over the city square with the text: "I am poor" and announces that a large demonstration will be held in the city square on 1 May. He prepares for this event for months. When the big day has arrived, he is alone with the banner in the square. Nobody wants to show that he or she is poor or disagrees with government policy. He is the only protester.
Disappointed, the man squats down on the deserted square. He sits down in the silence of the banner. Then suddenly someone appears and walks right up to the man and says, “The moment you see that you are poor, you have discovered the greatest wealth in existence. 'The man shrugs and replies:' What is the use of all my friends there who have to live their lives in poverty, without necessity because the prosperity in our country is unevenly distributed? The figure answers: 'Demonstrating means standing up for yourself, appreciating yourself, and knowing that you are worth standing up for yourself. You see your self-worth and are rich just by having this feeling about yourself. Your action on this square is the first step. Continue your actions and try to convince the poor of the wealth they possess. There will soon come a day when they will see themselves worthy of standing up for themselves and demand that everyone be treated equally in this tiny country by the sea.
They will no longer let themselves be pushed into the corner where the austerity hits fall. They will stand up for themselves as proud and worthy people and choose a government that builds a humane society.