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Date Posted: 08:33:07 06/27/17 Tue
Subject: There's a huge difference in what you say, as well, in fact, it could be said that you "lied" as well, because you do have some of your facts, not so straight.
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Again, you lied
's message, "I'm not twisting you made a statement that was a lie. You said no government assistance was available. In fact, there was and it enabled millions to go to college." on 17:08:18 06/26/17 Mon
Did not see any post as being a "lie" and I bet that must have made you feel such the big person. People who live history have an inside view. Something you don't have. I hope when you are in your 60's or 70's you experience the disrespect you have shown.
As for the GI Bill? One could say you "lied" as well.
It was selective. It did not necessary cover specifically college. It covered different trainings - across the spectrum of employment needed post war. It was a way to re-train all those who left school or only finished off high school and entered the war. College was only one part of it, for those who qualified both under the GI Bill and for the college selected.
The two million is not necessarily "millions" which gives the impression of multiple on multiple millions - The two million also applied to the training schools and vocational schools; along with home loans, another aspect of the GI Bill, post World War II.
The GI Bill had other components to help returning soldiers. It was not applicable to any others, and was therefore, not accessible for the general population. The poster was correct in saying that there was no real government assistance, but should have clarified for anyone in the general population. The GI Bill would not have applied to the poster, or to the poster's siblings as obviously they were not involved in the War.
By the way, the GI Bill did not quite reach many, either. Even though they were entitled to apply, people of color and women were limited in full access - mostly due to the continuing prejudices towards both groups in various parts of the country. There was an uneven application of the federal funds, because they were dispensed, if you will, at local levels (state, etc) and subject to the biases that were present in society at the time. So, again, the other poster was also correct in saying that the government assistance wasn't there for all. And that people did what they had to do, work full time and go to school on their own dime.
There is far more available to continue education at a higher level than there was thirty, forty, seventy years ago. It seems that frequently in the eyes of the older generation, younger people do tend to take the easy way out and to return to the original thread, of go-fund-mes, it simply reinforces the observation of the older generation.
Those are the observations being made here, nothing more. Yet, you have taken it personally and have some sort of vendetta against older people and how they view things, and that, my friend, comes from the arrogance of youth and inexperience in life.
Please consider things before knee-jerking and jumping on others to "prove" how "right" you are. Maybe there are other perspectives out there, beyond yours and based on life experience. Something you clearly don't have.
Have a good life.
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