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.

gameofpricks:

In a Manif-Action against Plan Nord, approximately 50 students blocked access to 800 Rene Levesque this morning where the offices of Quebec Lithium and Golden Valley Mining are.  
Some staff were smiling, while others tried to physically force their way through the picket lines, insulting and pushing the blockers.  They blocked access to the building for about an hour.  
from http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/story/bloquons-le-plan-nord/10409
«Pourquoi êtes vous masqué ?» demande ce Monsieur cravaté de l’industrie minière,
«Parce qu’avec une job au salaire minimum si mon boss me voit ici au lieu d’être à la job .. ou si j’ai été arrêté la semaine dernière dans une manif et que j’ai des conditions d’interdiction de manifester, conditions inconstitutionnelles soit dit en passant …»
« À mais si vous ne respectez pas la loi, c’est normale » ajoute-t-il..
«À parce que les compagnies minières respectent la loi peut-être…. »
Sourire presque complice de notre sympathique monsieur en Cravate
«Depuis les années 80 l’industruie minière redore son blason et tente de faire croire qu’elle est propre et écologique, mais c’est le modèle de développement qu’il faut changer, y’a déjà 300 mines à ciel ouvert d’abandonnées au Québec »
«Je comprends votre point de vue, bonne journée» Conluera-t-il toujours aussi souriant…

gameofpricks:

In a Manif-Action against Plan Nord, approximately 50 students blocked access to 800 Rene Levesque this morning where the offices of Quebec Lithium and Golden Valley Mining are.  

Some staff were smiling, while others tried to physically force their way through the picket lines, insulting and pushing the blockers.  They blocked access to the building for about an hour.  

from http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/story/bloquons-le-plan-nord/10409

«Pourquoi êtes vous masqué ?» demande ce Monsieur cravaté de l’industrie minière,

«Parce qu’avec une job au salaire minimum si mon boss me voit ici au lieu d’être à la job .. ou si j’ai été arrêté la semaine dernière dans une manif et que j’ai des conditions d’interdiction de manifester, conditions inconstitutionnelles soit dit en passant …»

« À mais si vous ne respectez pas la loi, c’est normale » ajoute-t-il..

«À parce que les compagnies minières respectent la loi peut-être…. »

Sourire presque complice de notre sympathique monsieur en Cravate

«Depuis les années 80 l’industruie minière redore son blason et tente de faire croire qu’elle est propre et écologique, mais c’est le modèle de développement qu’il faut changer, y’a déjà 300 mines à ciel ouvert d’abandonnées au Québec »

«Je comprends votre point de vue, bonne journée» Conluera-t-il toujours aussi souriant…

akickevenfunnier:

But what the working-class can do, when once they grow into a solidified organization, is to show the possessing class, through a sudden cessation of all work, that the whole social structure rests on them; that the possessions of the others are absolutely worthless to them without the workers’ activity; that such protests, such strikes, are inherent in the system of property and will continually recur until the whole thing is abolished — and having shown that effectively, proceed to expropriate. - Voltairine de Cleyre

happy national day of action against tuition hikes, everyone! (Not that every day of the strike has not been a day of action, but this is, you know, the official one.) Here are some words of Voltairine de Cleyre’s, to inspire.
See you at Concordia. In the immortal words of anedumacation: LET’S STIR SOME SHIT, CHILDREN.
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akickevenfunnier:

But what the working-class can do, when once they grow into a solidified organization, is to show the possessing class, through a sudden cessation of all work, that the whole social structure rests on them; that the possessions of the others are absolutely worthless to them without the workers’ activity; that such protests, such strikes, are inherent in the system of property and will continually recur until the whole thing is abolished — and having shown that effectively, proceed to expropriate. - Voltairine de Cleyre

happy national day of action against tuition hikes, everyone! (Not that every day of the strike has not been a day of action, but this is, you know, the official one.) Here are some words of Voltairine de Cleyre’s, to inspire.

See you at Concordia. In the immortal words of anedumacation: LET’S STIR SOME SHIT, CHILDREN.

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