- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Explanation, not bickering

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on April 15, 1999 at 17:18:39:

In Reply to: You broke my courtesy meter! posted by Winslow Wacker on April 15, 1999 at 16:07:24:

WW: my point is that calling the ruling class and it's ideologues "hypocrites" may get you an audience on campus

SDF: On some campuses, yes, others no. I had the misfortune of going to one where the answer was "no."

WW: but it don't add up to jack shit in the struggle against capital.

SDF: There isn't much that DOES "add up to jack shit in the struggle against capital," as I hinted here. That goes double for college students. Let's face it; the economic pressures placed upon college students to conform to capitalist norms of business are overwhelming these days, especially considering the general drying-up of Federal money for students, the replacement of grants by loans, etc. If they really wanted to "struggle against capital," college students would drop out and attend school without paying, as I did briefly in 1990-1991.

: And crying about "white priveleged frat boys" and "imperialism" makes you guys look like Leninist p.c. clowns. When I read stuff like that it makes me laugh.

SDF: Frankly I didn't like having to teach them in college courses, esp. in subjects I myself was uninterested in teaching.

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