You people sitting in Gdansk, you should know that not long ago there, at the shipyard, the workers came together and triggered the fall of the soviets' empire.
Callous hands, empty pocket, no rights, possibly ignorant but determined to end their sufferance. The intellectuals and artist joined, some of them.
Not so different was Paris in 1789, or in Petrograd in 1917. In any case Majakovskij as the others exposed themselves to the tyrants' fire.
Vaclav Havel joined up the Prague's spring in 1968 and aired the story ending banned form the theater, Jean Paul Sartre fought the Nazis as combatant of the French resistance, Antoni Gramsci died in jail to oppose Mussolini. Many many more lesser known artists and intellectuals fought and lost their freedom or life.
I don't see anything similar today. Just a few, each in his/her solitude, engaging in titanic combats.
Why? Less important problems today? Climate change, humanitarian disasters, wars next door, rights wiped away here and there, ....
Dear hermits of the XXI century, get your hands dirty, join your fellows that already do it, be they artists, intellectuals or doctors, bakers, plumbers, mothers and fathers, students, .... and make some use of your supposed talents.
Or be ashamed.