But that forum protrays people who don't pay student loans for what they really are: patriots. Freedom fighters.
It's incumbent upon everyone to take a stand against injustice. But most people sleepwalk through life happy to be chattel. "If I work hard, one day I'll pay off these loans!" Decades go by and still making payments. Lived like a pauper all those years. By the time you pay it off, you'll have another unpayable debt to deal with thanks to your hip surgery.
But some people say no. Some people say, "Get these soldiers out of my house. This is a nonsense." "Quit taxing my playing cards." "Stop taking our seamen by force, you sick freak."
I remember talking to my lady friend about this loan situation. Some people I've talked to about this thought it was cool and understood that I was a real-life freedom fighter but she never got it. So I told her that she should research her own history (her parents are from Barbados) and that if everyone thought like her, she'd still be in Barbados on the sugar plantation. She didn't much care for that.
It's true, though. There were three large slave uprisings in Barbados which directly lead to an end to slavery in the Caribbean.
So it's important not to just roll over and accept injustice. Today, the single greatest evil in America is the student loan industrial complex. It's enslaving an entire generation for the profit of so-called one-percenters. It's not even an advantageous situation for these billionaries because it's wholly unsustainable for a country to have this many people in abject poverty sending all of their money to Bank of America for a worthless degree that they got decades earlier. But their greed clouds their judgement.
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