So great to see people exercising their rights to protest. Oh, and the drummer at 0.35 is my brother, a student at UCL medical school:
In the past, students in America have protested racial segregation, their government's invasion of defenseless nations, fought for gender equality and demonstrated against horrific police brutality. In 2015, students are demanding safe places filled with fluffy pillows to protect them from words they might find "triggering".
Rather than protesting the use of trigger words and the lack of safe spaces with cuddly toys on campus, students at University College London are reminding the world what real student activism is about: the actual cost and ease of getting an education.
Americans currently owe $1.6 trillion in student debt and that figure is expected to rise t0 $2 trillion in 2022. Study after study has shown that this debt is not only unsustainable, but a severe drag on the economy. People in severe debt don't spend money, don't start business and are always looking at ways to cut costs - in other words, the exact behavior that leads to recession. So what is the purpose of this insane system?