UCLA attempts to tug at your heart strings, instead exposes elitism.

This sad tale of woe attempts to tug at your heart strings and inspire sympathy in the reader does just the opposite, makes the subject seem like cry-baby and the writer seem like an insulated douchebag.

Yes, Stephanie Solis got screwed by her parents because they didn’t tell her that they’re here in the country illegally until she was older, if you believe her story, but so what.  What did she do when she found out?  Nothing.  Didn’t go to INS and make her case, which would be pretty easy to make, if her story is true, and get legal.

The story in the UCLA student paper details the “hardships” Stephanie had to go through in order to graduate, tragedies like public transportation and working.  Welcome to the real world, Stephanie.  Most of us had to work our way through college and/or are paying off a lot of money in loans.  Here’s a tip, if it costs a ton of money to go to a particular school, go to a different school!

You can’t really complain about the choices you made and expect others to feel sorry for you because those choices had consequences, clear consequences that in no way could be considered to have snuck up on you. 

No one cares that your life sucks because you haven’t done anything to make your life not suck.  And quit bitching that you’ve had to work while going to college, most Americans don’t even go to college, they go straight to work for 40 years, so you’re ahead of the curve.

As for the writer of the article, Jessica Chou, she needs to be her head of where the sun don’t shine and the air quality it poor and realize lines like this one aren’t going to inspire anything but a “so f-ing what!” from most people:

Instead, many undocumented students are forced to pick up odd jobs to pay for their education.

Only a Liberal who hasn’t earned much but has a lot could look at that line and think it is somehow unique to illegal aliens.  Anyone not born with a silver foot up their ass works their way through college, if they’re lucky enough to go in the first place.  To call that being “forced to pick up odd jobs to pay for their education” exposes the bubble in which Jessica has lived her life.


5 Responses to “UCLA attempts to tug at your heart strings, instead exposes elitism.”

  1. 1 PJ
    February 21, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I don’t even know what to say about this. If you didn’t include the link I would have thought this was a huge joke. Instead Stephanie and Jessica are the jokes.

  2. 2 David
    February 25, 2008 at 6:09 am

    I think it speaks strongly to your character that you have chosen to pick on someone who will never read your self-indulgent attempt at social commentary. Your assertion that she should just go the INS and “make her case…which should be pretty easy” divulges more about you and your group than you could possibly know. As a matter of fact, your own accusations of elitism carry absolutely no weight given your own little self-proclaimed elitism:
    “We receive drink specials other patrons don’t, so it pays to be on the list. And you have to be on the list to find out where it is, get the hand stamp and benefit from the specials.
    …a bunch of Washington D.C. conservatives and libertarians getting together at a local bar once a month to catch up, meet new people, network, bitch about stuff, laugh at each other, and gloat over softball conquests. In short, it’s just fun.”

    If you can just walk into “INS” (which doesn’t actually exist anymore – it’s called the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services – might want to check your facts before writing your opinion of them) and make your case, or if you are so far removed from reality that you BELIEVE that one can do such a thing, then you, my friend(s), have some serious soul searching to do. The law does not have a provision to account for a case like that of Ms. Solis. Your own sense of privilege has misled you to believe that if you were in her shoes, that somehow your own brilliance, or “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” mentality would somehow allow you to overcome such a disposition. This blog entry of yours clearly deceives your readers, but more apparent from your words and beliefs is the very sad and deep self delusion that you and your group also have.

  3. 3 firstfriday
    February 25, 2008 at 8:41 am

    You can think whatever you want without knowing a thing, but here’s an idea for her: in stead of complaining about her situation, she could deal with it. Just a thought…

  4. 4 David
    February 25, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    I believe that “thinking whatever you want without knowing a thing” is your terrain – not mine. And what exactly do you mean by “just dealing with it?” What’s your suggestion. That she should go back the her own country like all of the other parasitic illegals? Or perhaps the best solution for her is to go buy herself some Armani garb, hop the fast train to a D.C., drink six dollar Coronas with a bunch of spoiled brats like you, and then her statelessness would all just go away. If only she could have your commitment, your work ethic, your sense of honor (Ralph Reed night – now there’s a guy with some real honor by the way). You guys are pathetic. Seems to me that you say you work for a living. Funny how your work is so exhausting that you somehow found time during your busy day to respond to my comments. Here’s a suggestion. Instead of meeting together at these yuppie bars of yours, why don’t you throw on a sweatshirt and some jeans, and go spend the evening on the other side of the tracks. Take your political banter, your nicely formed theoretical arguments and try to explain them those who are working 18 hours a day 7 days a week and still can’t afford a decent place to live. This is a sincere challenge. Instead of talking to each other go speak to the actual individuals whom you are so willing to criticize on this blog.

  5. 5 firstfriday
    February 25, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Your spoiled comment is assinine and made me laugh out loud. That’s what I meant by you not knowing a thing.

    As for Ralph, we are diverse enough that we can have him and Christopher Hitchens. Your mind doesn’t seem as wide.

    By dealing with it,clearly she should contact a lawyer or advocate group to find out what she can do and to start doing it. It’s telling how you assign the worst motives without knowing. Your hate is showing.

    By the way, I will bet you that I grew up poorer than damn near everyone you know. But I’m not a stereotype, so you don’t know how to deal with it. Typical, really, and sad. Open your eyes and your mind before you open your mouth.

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