I don’t agree with the plans of my government. ‘They’ want to cut down the costs to increase economic growth. Yet, too many – already vulnerable – groups in our society (the disabled, the poor and the elderly) will suffer from more cuts in their social security benefits.
“Time for action!”, I shouted (in Dutch) and decided to start a revolution in this country. Not of the messy and bloody type (like America 1775, France 1789 or Russia 1917, but a more ‘civil’ one – like the Velvet Revolution of Czechoslovakia in 1989… Since I’ve never started a revolution of this size and significance before (I am not counting the ‘MyLove and the use of the wash bin’ riot of 2001), I wanted to start this one well-prepared. No impulse action – though I read somewhere that the element of surprise can be the basis of success – but a well planned campaign. Therefore, I did what each person in need of knowledge or in search of wisdom did before me: I Googled for it!
Hutton stated that ‘the past is the key to the present’. So all I have to do is to find a charismatic leadership figure, write an inspiring manifest, initiate mass demonstrations and get the police and army on my side.
Sounds like a lot of work over a prolonged period of time. Does anyone have a better – read: simpler and quicker – plan?