If the university teaches us primarily how to be in debt, how to waste our labor power, how to fall prey to petty anxieties, it thereby teaches us how to be consumers. Education is a commodity like everything else that we want without caring for. It is a thing, and it makes its purchasers into things. One’s future position in the system, one’s relation to others, is purchased first with money and then with the demonstration of obedience. First we pay, then we “work hard.” And there is the split: one is both the commander and the commanded, consumer and consumed. It is the system itself which one obeys, the cold buildings that enforce subservience. Those who teach are treated with all the respect of an automated messaging system. Only the logic of customer satisfaction obtains here: was the course easy? Was the teacher hot? Could any stupid asshole get an A? What’s the point of acquiring knowledge when it can be called up with a few keystrokes? Who needs memory when we have the internet? A training in thought? You can’t be serious. A moral preparation? There are anti-depressants for that.
The collapse of the global economy is here and now.
requirements: 10 years experience in space station repair, masters degree in ancient serbian civilizations, unmatched knowledge of silkworm breeding, full understanding of teleportation mechanics and physics
The Return of the Living Dead Soundtrack
- Nothin’ for You - T.S.O.L.
- Dead Beat Dance - The Damned
- Eyes Without a Face - The Flesh Eaters
- Tonight (We Make Love Until We Die) -SSQ
- Love Under Will - The Jet Black Berries
- Take a Walk - Tall Boys
- PartyTime - 45 Grave
- Surfin’ Dead - The Cramps
- Burn The Flames - Roky Erickson
- Trioxin Theme - Francis Haines