This is how the left works : much like the cuckoo, really. They pick up words, suck them dry of whatever value those words carry with decent human beings to advance their antisocial agenda and then move on to other words. Currently, they're in the process of raping "Dignity" :
So basically, dignity is not any longer the situation where you, as a person or a group, rightfully own the place you inhabit, keep your income above your debt service costs and the whole of the debt manageable, even if that may mean living according to your means (which is to say, slightly below them).
Dignity in the representation of the left is the situation where you live according to your imagination, necessarily above your means, and in this process acquire more debt than you can manage and watch in imbecilitarian stupor as your income is consumed fruitlessly by the servicing costs of that debt.
"Dignity" in the representation of the left is a testament to the intrinsic worthlessness of the individual. I've never been poor, personally, but I've never found myself thinking that my dignity comes from my pockets. Is dignity a function of the number of stars on the hotel ? Is dignity a result of the brand name on the car, purse or condom ? Is dignity a function of the weekly grocery bill ?
I know plenty of people living frugally, rich and poor alike. As far as I can tell their frugality does not immediately affect their dignity in the negative. I know plenty of people who live lavish lifestyles, most of them rich, some of them poor (and stupid). The latter seem the only group with absolutely no dignity whatsoever : under the pressure of somehow acquiring the funds their unbearable style imperatively requires of them they'll do literally anything.
The left is proposing that the least educated, least intelligent and in general least capable of Europeans undertake the one avenue which is most likely to rob them of any shred of actual dignity, all this under the ludicrous pretense of defending some sort of wholly imagined "dignity" which has so little to do with the real thing as to almost mirror the relation between the left and the public good.
I'm not particularly surprised one can find fools to fall for this, nor am I particularly surprised to discover yet again the brazen shamelessness of the socialists on display. I am somewhat amused at the entire thing.
Good luck with your pseudo-dignity, suckers. Don't forget to write.