Big Motherfucking Esoteric Cats
January 15, 2010
The notion that universities are not part of the “real world” is a mainstreamed right-wing anti-intellectual lie. Yeah, university faculty are elitist egg-heads living in a an ivory tower far removed from the “real world”, but corporate oligarchs with marble bathrooms in their offices flying around in private jets and telling the fucking United States government what to do are living in the “real world”.
The fact of the matter is that university faculty are at the heart of the bourgeouisie (or however the fuck you spell that), no different from shopkeepers, mid-level corporate managers, non-flag level military officers, elementary and secondary school administrators, white-collar civil servants, and all the rest. There are obvious interests served by convincing the rest of the bourgeouisie and, particularly, the working class and poor, that university faculty are something different, which any schmo with half a fucking brain can easily discern.