Nov. 19th, 2001

pearwaldorf: rey from tfa (Default)
I'm so very tired of systemic institutions and all the shit they do. I am not sure if it's them necessarily acting opportunistically in the aftermath of 9.11 while everybody's placing bets on which Taliban-controlled city will fall next to the Northern Alliance, (Tangent: It was so hard watching all the people dancing and smiling and the women walking around without veils in Kabul on MSNBC knowing that the Alliance is not that much better than the Taliban. I know they've promised not to repeat the atrocities that the Taliban waged, but promises only go so far.) rather than voicing opposition to the many unsavory things that Congress is probably trying to pass under the noses of the American people. Or maybe it's because I'm starting to realize more and more how unfair this system of government is, how classist and racist and so many -ists it is, and how the government will advance the rights of the marginalized people only when it is in their best interests to do so. I'm not a commie or an anarchist, nor will I be (as far as I can see at this moment in time), but damn if I don't feel like seriously restructuring the system, sometimes with a gasoline can and a lighter.

Por ejemplo. My boyfriend just saw his entire academic career and rest of his life flash before his eyes today, because full-time students who live in Oregon (i.e. during summer as well) do not get residency after a year, or even two years while they are going to school. The happy little catch-22 is, if you don't go to school, you have to start repaying your loans, and you'll never ever get yourself caught up and you end up pumping gas for the rest of your life. It's an evil system, wrought by a bunch of rich white fatasses who've never known what it was like to choose between a chance for a better life and survival in the current situation. It's an unfair situation, and one that should have been changed a long time ago.