Q-60pxWhy does Belle Knox get to make pornographic videos to pay for her Duke education and other people like myself take FAFSA student loan debt with interest
and have to do honest work to repay?

Where is the justice?

A-60pxAs a Buddhist, we cannot control what others do— nor can we judge them.

Belle Knox saw an opportunity to pay for college and took it. It is not the common way to pay for college, but it was her choice. As for most students, loans are about the only way to finish college.

For sure, there is no justice and there is no fairness. I certainly worry for this country and this world if it becomes the haves and have-nots.

For a more ideal justice, go back to the California Plan for Higher Education from the 1950s and 1960s—all community colleges, state colleges (24 campuses) and the University of California (10 campuses) had no tuition….every high school senior who was in the top 10 percent of the class could attend one of the U of C campuses.

This meant that a summer job could just about pay for dorm and books (and your parents would help at a reasonable cost).

It created great equality and diversity because money was the major determining factor of attending college or not. (Of course, then-Gov. Ronald Reagan started tuition in 1969, and the rest is history.)

So, the real justice is for you and your generation to make the changes in state government so that state colleges and universities could be tuition-free and could harbor real equal opportunity.

Gassho (with palms together), Rev. Ron