Jack Saturday

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 294-298

The college no longer exists to produce men qua men [sic], men prepared for life in a society of men, but men as specialized experts, men prepared for employment in an industry or a profession. But the educated man, the man capable not of providing specialized answers, but of asking the great and liberating questions by which humanity makes its way through time, is not more frequently encountered than he was two hundred years ago.
Archibald MacLeish
(1892-1982) American poet, librarian of Congress (1939-44),
undersecretary of state (1944-45)

A Trilateral Commission Report of 1974, Crisis of Democracy, offered with some urgency this advice: "A program is necessary to lower the job expectations of those who receive a college education."
John Taylor Gatto,
The Underground History Of American Education


in those heady first days of reagan, all my college grad friends just continued to work at the shitty jobs they held while students. hardly anyone i know isn't struggling still. really smart, educated people, all working harder every year for less and scared what will happen to them when they can't work anymore.
RE: Major in something pertinent
Posted by: somegirl on Sep 11, 2007 7:23 AM

movie by Saturday Films

I attend a community college in a town with multiple "real" colleges (all very expensive), so, not only am I borderline homeless most of the time, but most people I go to school with are too. Guess which college has gotten the biggest cuts in my community? A lot of people have left within the last year because there are no classes available for them. So the wealthy keep their private schools while the poor lose any hope of higher education. Sure builds character, though! (actually, it doesn't)
ETerrassieDec 11, 2008


  • Hi Jack, The film is brilliant, my immediate impressions were of the line red line leading to debt, which made me think of a Blyth Power song of the same name, which goes..."To the cracks and the creatures the cheques I keep trying to write
    That never cover the bill
    And I wonder where should I draw the thin red line today" But don't worry there's a lot of cheap treasures at the sally anne and from there you can follow the yellow line/yellow brick road to the emerald city and sleep in the doorway of the Jim Pattison Group corporate HQ, maybe they'll share some of their $6.4 billion with you.

    Joe R.

    By Blogger joe roivas, at 10:32 AM  

  • Hey, thanks, Joe. Your connections make a more complete work of art.

    As for going all the way to corporate headquarters— hell, you can sleep right there in the bus stop. Thanks to Big Jim and his ilk for this extended and air-conditioned hotel.

    However, since nobody’s looking but you and my Australian friends, shh, there may be a remedy:

    A long video, which will further decrease the potential audience, so there’ll be lots of room in the theatre.

    Other readers, check out Joe's delightful blog.


    By Blogger Jack Saturday, at 9:56 AM  

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