The video “Dubstep rebellion – the British banlieue comes to Millbank” displayed the movement of students publically standing up against their government, in order to “change the game of politics.” Because the parliament’s interest lies not with the future generations, students, majority being undergraduates, see the tragic fate of their future. By the government refusing to accommodate to social demands, the society becomes incapable of conforming to the current social structure; forcing them to find new means of surviving in society. By promoting independence and freedom, the movement attempts to give back the rights to the people. This movement involves a generation; these are the people who must endure the consequences of the poorly structured future; however, they refuse to be apart of a system that is not virtuous.
From the tuition hikes to no post-graduate job opportunities, students are struggling to make sense of their lives, let alone survive in the real world without a stable income. In the video, a woman spoke about how through organization and unification, the group established a message and gave itself a public voice. Through this, people are given the opportunity to expose the problems they face to society. There are students who express the fear that once they graduate the university they will not find jobs, and express their opposition against tuition hikes. There are those who find their future to be hopeless, some of which resort to selling drugs, which are fighting to change the lack of opportunities offered to them. The ideology of this movement can be seen globally. There are countless people who are trapped by the business of education and the lack of student interest in the government. I think those who attend CUNY colleges can relate. Not only are they raising tuition, they are cutting classes, causing students to transfer to other schools to finish their major. Also they are refining the general requirements, proposing a new “Pathway to Knowledge,” which eliminates the foreign language requirements. Making students less diverse, causing them to be less marketable for jobs in this globalized economy.
During Occupy Wall Street protest, I encountered a man who was dressed as a superhero, shackled to a weight ball that said “Student Loans.” He stood at the protest and explained his story of how he had earned a masters degree, was drowning in debt, and had no job. There were many students at this protest who expressed the same fear, and others who are unfortunate who expressed to be in the exact situation. I believe this is a fear all undergraduate students face, but it shouldn’t be. People who are willing to receive an education, for personal or financial profit, must be entitled to a job opportunity by the society. Because individuals compose a society, the interest of the society should be to serve people. It is terrible to see the potential of the youth, an entire generation, go to waste because of the government refuses to compromise with the interest of society.