UC Irvine Winter Rally (Protest)
In this group, I am the silent enemy. I am no threat to their silly gatherings but I am the example they denounce. They look down on the choice and agreement many men and women are making to fund their future education. They verbally spit on the military enlistment as an option to fund their education. These rally'ers feel entitled to an elite education and they are neither willing to work for its cost nor take on debt for it. I have already worked for what is now being paid to me. I have struggled and whined and complained and bitched and disagreed with the political agenda. It is not my agenda, but like a mercenary, I carried out my commitment. I didn't enlist because of a collective cause--I enlisted for my own cause and in the end, I am thankful for the return I am receiving.
If this was only about the "fee hikes, layoffs, and budget cuts," then more of the 25,000 students on my campus would get involved. Joining a Facebook Group or Cause is not getting involved. However, these protests, now called "rally's," are about denouncing Capitalism and War. These rally'ers are capitalizing on an recent event to further their own political and social agenda: SOCIAL REVOLUTION. ISLAM. They will twist and manipulate another's luckless chance as evidence to advance their solution. The rally'ers use their gatherings to vocalize their demands. They complain and denounce and demand, but they will not get what they want.
I'll end my rant with the words of the great Geddy Lee: "You don't get something for nothing."