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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Students: Food and Accommodation Now!

We have all been intimately exposed to the #FeesMustFall movement by now. This is the refrain from the entitled masses who feel that they should be given a free university education. There is no discussion of how many degrees a person should be allowed to get for free. No discussion of what happens to the thousands who repeatedly fail subjects and years - must they also be paid for ad infinitum? This is the demand of the entitled little snowflakes that will one day run our country - I know, I'm scared too.

But the latest demand is that they want free food and accommodation from the universities too. 

Students demand food and shelter for all at UCT

These precious snowflakes are demanding that the university give them room on campus is university residences and give them access to the dining halls for res students. Oh how lovely it is to be entirely clueless isn't it?

These kids are demanding free education, accommodation and food. No thought is given to the fact that the university does not have residential space available for the entire student body. No thought given to the increased costs all of these demands will lead to at all.

I wonder where they think that all of this money is coming from? Have they even thought about who will have to foot the bill? Do they even have the common sense to realise that if their demands were met all of the costs of the university would skyrocket? If one of you entitled and useless demanding students reads this please note that when you demand free things these will be some of the costs created:

1. Additional staff needs to be hired to run the kitchens and cook;
2. Food will have to be purchased and prepared - all constantly rising costs;
3. Additional housing will have to be purchased and/or built;
4. Electricity, water and rates and taxes will have to be paid for all of this additional housing;
5. Staff will have to be hired to maintain the buildings;
6 The buildings will have to be furnished;
7. Insurance premiums will have to be paid because you people don't know how to look after anything and the places will constantly be trashed when you have your next set of demands;
8. Additional security will be required.

And those are the most immediate costs that will be levied. But naturally under the #FeesMustFall guise this must naturally all be free seeing as the university will not be allowed to recoup the cost by way of increasing fees. So now the question becomes: where is the money coming from to pay for this? 

Well the answer of course is "government must pay". A fair and noble response from someone who has no clue where the government gets the money they spend and whose parents have never contributed to the tax pool. Yes my lovelies: Government will pay for your free education, food and shelter with taxpayer money. This means that those of us who are actually contributing will be forced to contribute even more so that you special snowflakes can eat and party for free.

You see, not a single of of these kids has had to contribute to the tax base yet and will one day get a massive shock when they receive that first pay check when they get their BEE job. You see dears, what will happen is that government will increase our taxes to force us to fund your lifestyles. This means that the job that pays you a salary of R30 000 will see you taking home maybe R22 000 after they are forced to increase the tax rates again. 

And then you will cry and complain that R8 000 of your hard earned money is being taken by the government every month. And then you will notice that the roads are not kept in good repair, your money is used to pay for house upgrades for number 1, you will watch students burn, pillage and destroy universities demanding new free things like textbooks and computers and transport. And you will then begin to understand just what we are saying now - the entitled little brats are ungrateful savages. You will also wonder why you have to pay for someone else's education, and housing and food and healthcare and, and , and... And next year there will be even more entitled students wanting the same which means taxes will increase again. Just don;t for a second think your salary will increase as well - oh no. Companies cannot afford that. 

And when that day comes, don't you DARE complain. Don't you DARE question anything. Just shut up and fork out with a smile on your face because this is what you wanted. Don't worry that you will have to pay extra for security because crime is out of control due to useless police. Don't complain about the food prices and fuel costs and insurance premiums and electricity prices that have shot up - this is what you caused. Your protests have made SA ungovernable and have scared away investment. Your behaviour contributed to all of the economic ills. Your perpetuation of the violent strikes and protests designed to shut down the effective running of everything until you get what you want is mirrored in the workers and where you learned it all. And it is a behaviour your children will continue. But be proud of yourselves... you will have forced the working population into living a lower standard of life to make sure that those who will not work and better themselves can have for free what you earned. 


  1. What do you expect from Marxists ? The capitalists are propping up the country while the government is skimming the money and the students want their share too .

    1. What else is there to expect? Except that we will soon also be seeing the same kinds of protests as in the states - for "safe spaces" and lowered standards for those we are not cut out for life in the real world.

  2. I'm kinda in favour of free education - for very deserving students. The future value as a taxpayer to the state of a degreed individual working in their field will soon outweigh the cost of educating them.
    But a system like that must come with strong conditions like:
    - high, strict standards for admission
    - no race based quotas or discrimination, strictly based on merit
    - steady progress. As soon as a student fails a subject/year, they become liable to pay those fees back
    - after graduation, and for a certain number of years, they'll be subject to a higher tax rate.
    As a society we can afford to "pay it forward" to deserving, diligent students. The system will pay for itself.

    1. Oh don't get me wrong - I am all for free education when it is possible for us to do so. And before we even consider making a tertiary education free they need to fix basic education and make public education which is free worthwhile. Without what good is it giving a bunch of useless kids degrees for free?

      And as a society we already pay it forward - the universities are already heavily subsidised by government and there are thousands and thousands of bursaries offered by private companies as well.

      And I agree with your terms listed above - but what these students are demanding is literally everything for free for everyone who has a university entrance - including food and accommodation.