Sunday, June 30, 2013

Feminist Femivores Class War?

I want to shake feminists sometimes.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Darkness at Noon

“Satan, on the contrary, is thin, ascetic and a fanatical devotee of logic. He reads Machiavelli, Ignatius of Loyola, Marx and Hegel; he is cold and unmerciful to mankind, out of a kind of mathematical mercifulness. He is damned always to do that which is most repugnant to him: to become a slaughterer, in order to abolish slaughtering, to sacrifice lambs so that no more lambs may be slaughtered, to whip people with knouts so that they may learn not to let themselves be whipped, to strip himself of every scruple in the name of a higher scrupulousness, and to challenge the hatred of mankind because of his love for it--an abstract and geometric love.” 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Systematic Degradation

Academic Advisor: "Yeah, that’s always a hard conversation to have because the problem is so systemic. I can work with them on career skills, resumes, finding experience while in college in the form of internships if necessary. Sometimes the advice I have to give is that they just need to find something, somewhere. Even if they think they won’t like it, or it’s not close to home. Because student debt—you can’t get rid of it, and at the beginning, any job that can pay the bills is better then defaulting on your loans.

The real advice, that I wish I could give (or that I wish was effective) is that this system has failed them. Failed us all, really. Education is one of biggest tools (or should be) for people to increase their standard of living, happiness, and increase the active citizenship of our country, and as is, people simply can’t afford it. I want to tell students to demand more of their university, and more of their state and federal governments. That the way we run higher education in his country is unacceptable. But, of course, that doesn’t help the student, in the moment, who’s having a crisis about their financial future."