I haven't posted in a while and I have never posted a rant before bit for once I have a reason. I am mad as hell, and at an institution that I before have defended with every fiber in my body, our government.
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I can hear the groins over the internet. I know a tired subject and everyone my age (college student) has a problem with the government, but events in the past dew days have pushed me over the edge.
First, my own beef, as I said before I am a college student. I have also been severely sick for the past 4 months. Yesterday in fact I had an MRI with some great dye and ENG a test that makes you sick, but this is not the point. Because of sickness I mailed me Fasfa late (application for financial aid). It was mailed a day late. I know deadlines are there for reasons but a day and because of this I receive no state aid, now I donít know if I will have enough aid/loans to cover schooling. By the way the hospital that the university provides is convinced I am not sick, so that is another plus.
Now, my main beef, I am just going to go on a long tangent cause if I donít I am going to explode. I have a friend that doesnít have the best life in the world, his mother died at an early age, his father was an abusive alcoholic. After an accident his father had he turned into only an abusive father, Eventually he married for the second time and had more kids, and then it became time for my friend to go to college, this was his way of escaping finally after 12+ years of abuse. He came to the same college as me and unfortunately he did not do as well as expected, for reasons I would rather not say. He was forced to leave the college and instead of going back and living with his father who was now going through a divorce he got an apartment in the same town and went to a community college. All of this he did with his own money, he got a job things were looking up. His father though wanted to kill him and told him so. Given the past he took this threat seriously and got a restraining order on his father. Then for reason not entirely his own fault he was fired from his job. Not a problem right, just go find another job. For a two months now he has been looking for a job and has been unsuccessful. Now he faces a problem if he doesnít find a job he will be kicked out because he canít pay rent, I have helped him as much as I can with out going bankrupt myself. When he was first fired he applied for unemployment and things looked hopeful only to find out a month and a half later he is not qualified, also he applied for food stamps and he doesnít qualify there cause he has no job. So this is the problem he and, because he is a close friend, I face. He is alone in this world, no money, and the government that said it will help wonít. I always said that the people who were homeless had no to blame but themselves and that they didnít try. But here is an example of someone that wants to succeed but nothing is working, canít find a job and I lied he does have one relative his motherís mother who is currently working two jobs to support her husband who has leukemia. Why doesnít he live with them because that is the area his father lives in and like I said if he goes back there his father will kill him. The thing that really keeps him a way is that he might hurt those he is living with as well. So as I write this he is out there fighting for a job so that he doesnít have to start living on the street at the age of 19.
Any suggestions please give them we have about 3 weeks till rent is due again.
Blackbird sing in the dead of night. Take these broken wings and learn to fly.All your life.
-john lennon and Paul McCartney