“In this catastrophe royalty, the aristocracy and the professional classes, the upper classes generally of the now broken system, did little to help recovery, writes Mr. F. C. Howe in Denmark, 1921. “It was the peasants who slowly found a way out the problems of the country.” They set about the reformation of agriculture in Denmark in the interests of the Danes themselves. They ignored the outer world, its markets and its politics, and reduced their army to the functions of the police. To improve themselves individually and as a whole, they brought about a great expansion and improvement of education. In agriculture itself they “turned to intensive small scale cultivation … In forty years time Denmark became in many ways the most contented state in the world.”
Posle poraza u ratu, (gde se i danas nalazimo, ako se slozimo da je Srbija u ratovima devedestih manje vise porazena) Danska se okrece sebi i unapredjivanju sebe, najvise putem obrazovanja i narodnih skola. Osnova Danske poljoprivrede je malo gazdinstvo, bas kao i stoj tradicija u nasoj Srbiji. Odgovor je bilo intenzivno obradjivanje zemlje. U cetrdeset godina Danska je postala napredna zemlja. Svoju vojsku su smanjili na nivo policije.
I samo da dodam jos i ovaj citat:
“Mr. Howe adds the following very instructive words on the methods by which the re-creation of a peasant-family-ownership agriculture, and the system based upon it, was erected in the midst of modern urban-minded civilization: “Denmark also demonstrates that agriculture can be made an alluring as well as a profitable profession. The wealth that can be taken from the ground is measured by the intelligence of the farmer and the laws that determine the distribution of the produce. The latter is by far the more important. For if the farmer gives up a great part of his produce to the landlord, or if it is taken by speculators, by middlemen and others, agriculture is bound to decay. It cannot be otherwise. For over a generation Denmark has been working out plans for converting the tenant into a home owner. This probably explains the other achievement of the country. This lies at the back of the educational programme as well as the universal spirit of co-operation that prevails.””
Danska je demonstrirala da poljoprivreda moze postati privlacna i profitabilna profesija (nesto sto sam video i na Novom Zelandu gde su farmeri bogati ljudi, mada je koncept vise usmeren na velike farme, o cemu ovde nije rec). Bogatstvo koje se moze uzeti iz zemlje je odredjeno inteligencijom farmera i zakonima koji odredjuju distribuciju nnjegovih proizvoda. Jer ako proizvodjac veliki deo svog proizvoda mora da usutpi zemlpoosedniku, ili je preuzeto od spekulanata, preprodavaca i slicno, poljoprivreda je osudjena na propast.
Upravo ono sto se decenijama desava u Srbiji. Plus jos sad dolaze/dosli su veliki tajkuni zemljoposednici.
“Denmark was changed by the people themselves, by the peasants or farmers, who a few years ago were scarcely more intelligent than the peasants of Europe. It was the peasants who took control of politics, who have taken over the marketing, the buying and the credit agencies of the country and by their own efforts have developed a culture of their own. It is they who have abolished farm tenancy and substituted farm ownership as the basis of successful farming. As the result they have made agriculture a fine art and converted the raising of horses, cattle, hogs and poultry into a science. This has been achieved in forty years. It is one of the most remarkable revolutions in history.”