Another week another assembly. That’s the way it feels like. I’m kind of tired of daily meetings and hearing people argue. I want to shout “This isn’t what I signed up for!!” but… if it weren’t for this, what would we really be doing? I know I might have signed up for all the wrong reasons 2 years ago (“Oh! I’m pretty enough to win!” may have been the thoughts that crossed my mind when I signed up) I now know that the second time around that wasn’t the case. I fully knew what I was getting into the second time around. And that time I fully knew I was going to be Vice-President (Actually, I was nominated for president of student council but I declined because I knew the other candidate, the president last year, would be a better choice. Knowing this, I refused to take votes away from him and chance us losing to another). What I didn’t know was that halfway through second semester I’d be embroiled in such a hot topic.
Today I was asked what my stand was on the matter; my stand, taking away my titles and just a student on this campus, is that I don’t wish for such an agricultural landmark to be ruined just for a highway entry but I seriously do not feel that a strike is the right way to handle it. If I could vote, I’d vote against the strike. However, because it is my duty to ensure the porcess for the rest of the students, I no longer have a vote. We don’t decide anything, the assembly does. Why can’t they see that? My personal opinion does not matter! If the assembly decides to strike than I, want it or not, will have to be in charge of one of the gates to ensure it stays shut for the duration of the strike.
Is that fair?!
Seriously, how the flying fuck freak is that fair?!
So, why do they insist that we’re the ones violating their freedom of expression and that we’re against the majority of the students?!! How the fuck dare they question my motives when I have done nothing but defend them to the administration, take up an issue that I have no active interest in and stand before them directing them so that the administration actually listens instead of just shoving them aside?!??
I’m tired of fighting.
I really don’t get why this has continued for as long as it has.
Actually, I know exactly why…
This has gone on for as long as it has because the majority of the students feel just like I do. However, UNLIKE me, they don’t have the inner fortitude to come forward and give face for their beliefs. So while I’m off actually shoving aside what I believe in for their fucking misguided freedom of expression, they’re only spouting how they push aside their beliefs to see that justice is served.
But justice cannot be served by closing down a campus for 24 hours.
The majority of the students will end up and the beach.
And where will I end up being?!
Yup, I’ll be stuck at one of those damn gates to campus, holding down the fort for that which they so “cared” for enough to argue for weeks on end.
We’ll see tomorrow how this turns out.