student strike public discourse drinking game
Are you participating in or watching one of the many, many public forums, debates, meetings, GA’s, etc on the subject of the ongoing student strike in Quebec? Are you tired of listening to strikers having to re-hash every single point from student poverty to the privatization of education for neoliberal douchebags to return the same tired rhetoric every time? Liven things up with this drinking game I just came up with while I was brushing my teeth just now!!
Take a shot every time:
-someone accuses strikers of making education inaccessible to non-strikers; take two shots if the words “you’re just bringing about what you’re fighting against” are used
-someone says they’re in support of the strike but wants to know why it’s necessary to have pickets
-someone says they support the right of students to “freedom of speech” but follows it up with a statement that makes it clear that they think striking students should really just shut the fuck up; take two shots if they follow it up with a statement actually endorsing police and security actions against protesters “for the good of the community”
-someone talks about students having to pay their “fair share”
-someone conflates the tuition hikes with inflation rates
-someone says that all the money from the hikes will go towards improving education
-someone complains about “not getting their dollar’s worth” on tuition this semester due to strike activities disrupting classes
-someone makes a vaguely-worded and arbitrary appeal to “democracy”
-someone calls non-striking students “the silent majority”
-someone brings up academic amnesty only to have someone else change the subject and bury the topic completely
-someone says they’d support free education “if it were possible” or “if there were any alternative means of funding”; take two shots if the very next words out of their mouths have something to do with having to stay in “competition” with other Canadian universities
-someone accuses strikers of violence without any evidence
-someone talks about protests causing inconveniences to drivers
-someone uses any of the following words or phrases: terrorism, anarchy, student entitlement, silver spoon, passing the bill on to society, the taxpayer, dysfunctional art students, public nuisance, why can’t their parents pay
ADD YOUR OWN! Because nothing makes this whole situation more tolerable than getting shitfaced on a regular basis.
If you can’t afford shots, you may substitute whatever boxed wine or malt liquor is cheapest at the nearest depanneur.