Crack Cocaine Dealer Wins Scholarship as Other Students Wallow in Debt
Grant J. Kidney— In the United States of America, a thick atmosphere of fake egalitarianism permeates the culture to such an extent that it would seem at times that up is down, left is right, and the sky green, not blue.
Here’s an example- a former crack cocaine dealer has just won the prestigious Truman scholarship- and now his education is paid for in full. Walter Fortson, 27, was arrested some time ago for dealing drugs. The police told him that his life was over. Forston has proven the cops wrong and is now attempting to better himself through school.
Here’s the thing though- if Forston hadn’t been arrested, chances are that he would not have been awarded scholarships to go to school. As millions of young people struggle with whopping loads of debt upon their shoulders, others get a free lunch simply due to their criminal past.
In the United States, only those who join the armed forces and kill brown people overseas or only those who deal drugs and rape people are given the opportunity to better themselves without having to worry about paying for their education. If such doesn’t brew resentment and jealousy among students who must pay in full for college, I’m not sure what would.
The average student debt is somewhere near the $30,000 marker. That’s a lot of money to have to pay off considering the fact that jobs are slim and prices highly inflated. All over the country students are rioting because of the debt that has been imposed upon them.
Perhaps the best course for potential students who are worrying over future debt would be to commit some crime so that they can have their education handed to them on a silver platter. Either that or not go to school at all thus further devaluing national standards and rank among competing nations.
In some European nations, college is offered free of charge. In these countries, folks actually take great pride in knowing that their population is well educated and highly skilled. In the United States, the primary pursuit is the gross accumulation of profit. If there isn’t a buck to be made, the effort isn’t well worth it.
The United States will of course ensure that rapists and murderers get an opportunity to better themselves- but for us normal folks, life after college guarantees financial hardships which only brews unwarranted stress and thus sub-optimal proficiency in one’s ultimate career choice. Go figure.