Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rich Students Riot Over Tuition Increases

Oh, the hypocrisy.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329510/Poor-Disadvantaged-Pull--The-rich-rioting-students.html

Recently in the UK, student tuition has increased due to government cutbacks in education. Now, this, of course, made many students very unhappy. Such as the ones that already have plenty of money.

Frankly I think the article itself is up for debate; sure, they profile a few students, but there were 52,000 people there. It's a stretch to claim the crowd was mainly middle-high income or that they were even lead by such people.

What really has me up in arms is that the students were chanting "fairness" and demanding an opportunity for the future, which is fine... while storming a building, tearing down walls, doors, and wrecking equipment, which is not fine.

What a bunch of idiots. There's a reason politicians don't listen to students very much: they don't vote and they act impulsively. Students, and young people in general, talk a big game, but when election time rolls around they tend to sit on their ass and not get out the vote, resulting in their disproportionately small influence on politics. They also tend to be quick to violence, resulting in universal public denunciation which quickly kills the cause of what might have been a legitimate protest.

It's a sad world we live in.

21 comments:

  1. amazing post as always!
    Fuck politicians!

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  2. more positive influences on students = more positive outcomes.

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  3. guess nobody like tuition, not even rich guys :)

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  4. great post! thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Upper class people asking for fairness and equality, how ironic :P

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  6. I found this one the most interesting

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  7. interesting, I'll check back tomorrow

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  8. Put them in prison - for a very long time!

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  9. damn students, being all hypocritical and whatnot. could we honestly expect anything less?

    i blame fox news.

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  10. Bad thing I'm not from UK, I wish have an increase in my tuition, lol

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  11. Great post. waiting for more updates

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