Students. Fucking hate them. Lazy, self-righteous, pot-smoking cunts. I should know. I used to be one. And thanks to the previous government’s outrageous policy of keeping everyone in higher education (even if it is pot-smoking studies at the Former Polytechnic of East Armpit) to keep the jobless total down by giving the unemployable something to do for three years, now they’re out on the streets rioting because the rest of us — the taxpayer — don’t feel like funding it.
Now I’m all for a good protest. Stop the war, end global heating, make Cher Lloyd get her tits out. People power can do fantastic things. But ultimately this protest comes down to a bunch of spoilt children fed on years of socialist tripe that’s made them believe they’re entitled to a living and to have other people pay for it. I mean, you don’t see 50,000 people smashing up Labour HQ because we’ve all got to pay higher taxes because they bankrupt the country now, do you?
It’s the shouts of “Tory scum” I can’t stand. Like any of these fucking hippies was even born in the eighties. I mean, it was the Labour government who introduced tuition fees in the 90s, wasn’t it? Where were the shouts of “Leftie scum?” back then. And now Labour’s bankrupt the country and someone’s got to foot the bill for what really is an incredibly expensive education system and students are saying “well, it shouldn’t be us.”
My question is this: if it’s not the people using the service who should be paying for it, who should? Oh yeah, that’s right. Muggins the taxpayer. Students, give up, go home. The days of student grants are long gone. We grumbled at the time but my generation got lucky in retrospect paying subsidised fees and taking out whopping loans, and we accepted it, because we knew we were getting a good deal. We weren’t entitled to free money. Who is? £6,000 p/a isn’t a bad price to pay for an education. Not a proper one. It might convince a few of you to get proper jobs instead of partying for three years, though. Folks, I fail to see why being forced to pay for a service you’re using this is a bad thing. I don’t ask the government to pay for the petrol in my car. I pay for it myself because it provides a clear benefit to me.
It’s the hypocrisy of the protesters that really fucks me off. I hope they’ll be protesting in force when they’ve all got good jobs and are paying the top rate of income tax. Quite why this narrow sectional interest group thinks it’s okay to smash up a party political HQ and subvert democracy and generally act like children just because we don’t have any money left to subsidise their three year party any more is beyond me.
If you want something, you have to pay for it. We don’t live in a socialist utopia where everything’s free, and this bunch of namby-pamby bed-wetting liberal middle class hippie student scum is about to learn this very important lesson.
At least they’re actually learning something.