Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jolly Good Riot...Really.

Quick! Who said this in the last 24 hour news cycle? "We will not tolerate the previous generation passing on its debts to the next…” Sounds like a Tea Party candidate, the kind you’d like to elect to Congress, doesn’t it?

Surprise!! It’s Aaron Porter, president of the National Union of…wait for it  ….Students!!!  He’s one of the blokes organizing the uprising of 40,000 students in Great Britain all because the Brits have finally realized that socialized education doesn’t work and consumers (read students) should actually have to pay the full cost services (education). They’re protesting because their degrees just cost too damn much. It just isn’t fair that they have to pay their fair share!!

It gets even better. Mr. Porter continued: “Nor will we pick up the bill to access a college and university education that was funded for them."

Sounds like they’re protesting an educational Ponzi socialist system that they inherited. Bewaahahahaha! Students can be taught! Seriously, I wonder what courses this guy’s parents have been paying for whilst he was away at college. Keynesian economics no doubt.

This guy, like lots of Brits and their counterpart American skulls full of mush, is a fundamentally confused conservative whom the pointy headed elitist socialist professors who populate universities like cockroaches have successfully reeducated.

Mr. Porter, welcome to the conservative movement.  It IS wrong to have you pay for my stuff.  Or debt. Or education. Or healthcare. I don’t want my kids to pay for America’s growing debt any more than I want Mr. Porter’s mum and dad to pay for his education. He should pay for his own stuff. Unfortunately, such simple capitalistic logic isn’t taught much in universities anymore.

In observing the education riots breaking out in England, I was struck that it was the students rioting over higher tuition. Where were the parents who are actually paying through their taxes? At the corner pub sucking down a Guinness? What sort of moral teaching did these genius Englishmen pass on to their spawn anyway?

The socialist system across the pond divorces responsibility from spending. Paying confiscatory taxes absolves one’s duty to pay for one’s own offspring to attend a high toned and fancy English university. They probably figure they’ve paid into the system with taxes so it’s time the government funded their kid’s degree plan – all 12 years of it. Sounds dangerously close to Social Security, doesn't it?

That’s why the Founding Fathers risked their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to break away from England's post-feudal mindset. There’s a lesson here, America.