I am 23 and I'm from upstate NY. I grew up in a middle class family that has worked hard their entire life.
High School was just get good grades for college. I liked history class and learned about "What made the country that I was lucky enough to be born in
great?” No worries about anything really. Having fun was the name of the game. I was essentially a hardcore video game nerd. I was also kind of an
athletic kid though and played 2 sports all K-12. I aspired to make video games my whole life up to this point. But upon entering college I had
self-doubt and took my second favorite interest instead, History.
I graduated from high school and took the "high road" of going to college because it was drilled into my head to "go to college to be successful". I
still hope to believe that. I told myself I wanted to be a history teacher.
I attended a state school where I learned many things as a History major and learned to form my own opinions based on fact and research rather then
blurbs from the status quo. It formed a deep-rooted frustration with the public and social issues going around me before my very eyes. I felt like I
couldn't find many like-minded people within my generation of kids. LETS GO DRINKING!!!
Don't get me wrong I wasn't a kid that shy's himself away from everyone. I would party and had many many friends. I'd do my thing but it quickly
became old and I found more enjoyment having intelligent conversation rather then drunken. Although, I still drink and I still smoke...stuff. But for
relaxation rather then binge.
Then the 2008 election happened my 3rd year at college. I become captivated in it, like so many others, and became very in tune with politics.
Unfortunately, I was still at a very naive age and I got swept up in the Obama campaign like so many others. I then, all of sudden, decided to drop
everything at this university and took time off of school. I then decided that last school wasn't for me and went to college in sunny Florida to learn
how to make video games. I enrolled in July 2009 and at that time; I have begun to also take interest to understand what happened in this huge
bailout. I kept hearing about it for months. The media didn't really make it clear though.
Two years go by and I find myself with an Art degree for video games. I completed a school that required you to be at school for 8 hours a day and ran
24 hours a day. I would receive two new classes a month and the hours of the classes could be at any time. My worst month was when I had a rotation of
the two classes throughout the week Mon-Sat. Sunday was the only day off.
I would show up to my Monday class at 5pm and be there until 1am for my Monday 8-hour block. But wait, now its Tuesday and I have class 1am-5pm, the
first 4-hour block. Still later on Tuesday I had my next 4-hour block 1pm-5pm. I then repeat this process through MTWTFS. If you still don't see what
i am saying...I worked MY BUTT OFF at this school because I still believed that working hard is going to pay off in my future. That is what my parents
and teachers told me. All the kids that didn't go to college were making a mistake.
Well now I'm graduated and living back at home. The place where I still have a loving, hard working family that has made a relatively nice, middle
class life for them. I have close to $100,000 in school loans.
I now work at a grocery store around the corner in my small, upstate NY town. Ironically, the store is called "Great American" and its locally run. I
can't find a job for what I went to college for. Jobs are scarce and I'm lucky to have even a part time one. At this point in my life I have come to
realize there is *true* information about the corruption running rampant in Washington. I feel like I have been lied to on so many levels in my young
I see that my future is being literally stripped away from me before my very eyes as the flow of history carries on. I have expressed my views and
continued to educate myself on current events. In times of change the Patriot is a scarce man. They are brave, hated and scorned. When his cause
succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it cost nothing to be a Patriot.
I continue to do all I can to educate others about how this country is being run into the dirt. To "deny ignorance". I have decided to act. I feel I
am a Great American, in allegiance to the Constitution, which I learned was great. I see it being torn apart. I believe in stopping this with peaceful
actions and looking to the founding fathers for answers. I want REAL change. Not YES WE CAN change. Yes, we the people, can.
Hello to all the Patriots.
Glad to be here.
edit on 18-8-2011 by FreedomXisntXFree because: Typo, Add