Det sies at utfordringene vi har her i Norge blir små sammenlignet med de som møter fattige mennesker i Afrika hver eneste dag. Dette ville jeg sjekke ut. Derfor fortalte jeg om problemene Norge står overfor til 41 år gamle Moyo Okong’o, en mann som har bodd hele sitt liv i slummen i Nairobi. Du må nesten gjøre deg opp din egen mening, men i mine øyne kom verken i-landsproblemene våre eller den fiktive kenyaneren særlig heldig ut.
Moyo og jeg krysser en trafikkert gate og går inn i blant de pastellfargede skurene i nabolaget hans mens jeg forsøker å forklare ham situasjonen i Norge.
Vi må tørre å snakke om SoMe-avhengighet!Spaltist
–What is happening in Norway at the moment is that everybody is so politically correct. Nobody dares to say what they mean.
–What do you mean, sir?
–Well, for instance when it comes to immigration, the left is just turning a blind eye to all the problems that we get with migrants.
–What kind of problems do you have?
–A lot of crime. Well, the statistics is not so easy to explain, but have you heard of Gunnar Tjomlid?
–His twitter nick is @CiViX. And he is quarreling a lot with this guy Kjetil Rolness, if you have heard of him?
Fortell meg din reaksjon på Trumps valgseier og jeg skal fortelle deg hvem du erSpaltist
–Well, they argue about the statistics. But it is also a problem with the welfare state. We cannot continue to accept many, many immigrants if we are going to have a welfare state in the future.
–But mister Tough, what is the welfare state?
–It’s like a normal state, but it kind of takes care of you.
–Can people not do any work?
–Well, it’s not like that exactly. We have something called the work line – arbeidslinja? It is supposed to pay off to work.
Vi ankommer gaten Moyo bor i, og han foreslår at vi kjøper en øl i spaza-butikken før vi setter oss på et par stoler foran skuret hans.
–Everyone in Kenya wants to have a job. Especially the youth in the community.
–Yes, but we cannot let everybody in Africa come to Norway. That is just impossible. Even the king said so.
–The Lion King?
–No the real king. King Harald. He is really one of the people.
Krav, krav, krav. Det er det eneste vi hører fra dere i offentlig sektor for tidenSpaltist
–Well, his father took the tram once. It’s on a photo.
–What is a tram?
–It is kind of a public transport, but it goes really, really slow.
–But mister Tough, let me ask you: what is it like to have snow in winter?
–It is very nice, because we love to go skiing. We say that we are born with skis on our legs, ha-ha. But what we really fear is that the debate becomes like the debate in Sweden.
–What is it like in Sweden?
–Nobody dares to say what they mean. They cannot even say girl and boy. They have to say hen.
–Oh. It cannot be very easy.
–I am not sure if you have read an opinion piece by Karl-Ove Knausgård, you know the famous author? It is called «The Land Of The Cyclops»?
–I don’t understand.
–Well, it’s hard to explain…
Det begynner å bli mørkt, og jeg må ta taxi tilbake til hotellet. Men jeg er ganske sikker på at både jeg og min kenyanske venn har fått noe å tenke på.