I’ve discovered there are three ways people can respond to hearing about our event.
1) They love it. They love ponies, they love pizza, they hate the ASUN, they love everything about it.
2) They ask who the hell ASUN is. When we tell them (Eli Reilly gets paid how much!?), they quickly become members of group 1.
3) They hate every single thing about this event and what we’re trying to do.
Now, I don’t want to sound crass, but group 3 is filled with people either too stupid or too pissed off to realize that they’re actually members of either group 1 or 2. What we’re doing just doesn’t click with them: we don’t want clubs to be able to throw stupid events like ours. Our event is a complete waste of everyone’s money, it shouldn’t have been funded. That’s. The. Whole. Point.
I think, deep down, the deep seeded people who think government and taxes and money like this is good, they know how effective our event is to show how pathetic the idea that governments can fix the problems they create is and they are reacting emotionally, not logically, to it. It is as clear as day what we are illustrating. It is clear as day what the problem is. Group 3 just doesn’t like how well we’re packaging it. Their outrage is proof that they already agree with our position: wasteful spending should not be tolerated.
The times are too tough to be giving people like us money to buy ponies and bounces houses and pizza. Colleges are being cut, tuitions are being raised, and, to put it mildly, the shit’s really hitting the fan. We shouldn’t be paying the people who are weaving the basket to send us all to hell in. If it wasn’t for our group and our honesty regarding the truth of student funds, none of this wasteful spending may never have come to light. And this is why, above all else, we must abolish ASUN.