Hello, now fellow ATS members. I am one of those who has been visiting this site often throughout the years and only now, when it seems as if the site
is falling apart, decided to join. What can I say, I don't much care for joining things.
So... Who am I?
I'm a young guy, mid 20s. I am a father and a college student majoring in electronics engineering at a local university. Yes, I gave in to the system
and willing signed off on becoming their indentured servant via student loans. For what it's worth, I didn't immediately do so. I waited a few years
with no foreseeable hope in my future up to the point where I had no choice, I had to provide for my children somehow and that piece of paper was
seemingly the only thing to even offer a glimpse of hope for escaping the poverty I had always known. See, told ya I've been visiting this site
frequently, I know all about how the majority of you feel about college and student loans and I completely agree with the fact that student loans are
debt slavery in the U.S.
Yeah, I just said I grew up in poverty, so I know many members here will automatically discredit anything I have to say as the waste of space
ramblings of a poor person or an "entitled" kid, I am young after all. While I'm very sure that some people here would beg to differ, I like to
believe that being born into poverty was no fault of my own and that I had absolutely no control over who my parents would be and this is probably
where I should alert you that I'm not trying to make excuses for being poor as a child. Like I said, I frequent this site. Please don't jump to
conclusions though, my parent's, while considerably uneducated and very poor, were not junkies or people trying to "live off of the system." As a
matter of fact neither my mother or father ever used any drugs or alcohol, they didn't even smoke. With that being said, I cannot deny that they are
both "crazy," but I also have to be fair and not deny that they can't really be blamed for that. I guess some would say that my mother is just plain
wacko, and my father is an illiterate man who passed down something called Borderline Personality Disorder to me, he was fairly abusive, even going as
far as trying to beat his religious opinions into me, which, in my opinion, is fairly ironic when you consider him being a poster boy for "blind
faith" seeing as to how he's never actually read the bible, being illiterate and all...
Mom was a "mentally unstable" high school dropout, according to her because "they" told her she was too short to be a cop so she didn't need to finish
school if she couldn't be what she wanted to be after finishing. See, told ya she's crazy. She was taken away from her parents at a very young age and
grew up in what she calls an "abusive" and very "unfair" foster home situation, and she isn't the type to get into trouble, she wanted to be police
officer after all. Needless to say, my parents never found work that would pay much more than minimum wage. My dad was an underpaid mechanic and my
mom usually did house cleaning type work. For the longest time, because of the fact that childcare for three kids would more than cancel out a minimum
wage job, my father was the only one who worked, working as a mechanic in the day and a part time job at a grocery store at night. Eventually my
parents separated though and we had to move out of the trashy trailer park and into a form of "project housing" I guess. We moved to the city with my
moms real parents, the ones she was taken away from around 5 years old, so they helped watch the children while she worked at some factory for minimum
wage. We had to live in the "projects" where she paid rent based on how much she made.
So there's my self defense against those who will wish me dead for being poor. Enough about my past though, I'm here to complain about politics and
stuff, not whine about how hard I had it only to hear others whine about how I'm something less than human because of that.
My interests as far as ATS is concerned:
Politics, yeah I'm young but I am very into politics. I kind of support Gary Johnson at the moment even though I consider myself somewhat of a realist
and understand that he does not have a chance in this election. I consider myself to be an independent who leans towards progression, some would call
me liberal leaning, I really don't care what you call me though because I've been called both an extreme right wing nutjob and a libtard on numerous
Science: As an electronics engineering major this one should be a no-brainer.
UFO and extraterrestrials: I've been called a skeptic but I am very interested in this stuff, I would love to see a real UFO that we can't explain.
Occasional philosophical and theological discussions: I'm an agnostic who likes to sometimes discuss this stuff but please don't think you can convert
me to any religion because that's impossible.
Honestly, I'm probably interested in most thing here on ATS, otherwise I probably wouldn't have wasted my time joining the site. Anyway there's my
introduction, don't say I didn't warn you about the rough landing.
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