“Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can’t afford the time to think. Tuition fee increases are a “disciplinary technique,” and by the time students graduate, they are not only loaded with debt, but have also internalized the disciplinarian culture. This makes them efficient components of the consumer economy.” ~Noam Chomsky

I have to reblog this as it is the utter truth. I could and should add so much yet, as is my style, I won’t. Soon…

Under The Blue Door

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About JJBollOX

This is an update. The slight humour aka sarcasm will be lost on anyone who hasn't read this before the update. I am, still a British male. Still living but not in Switzerland. I intend to remain, living and male. When I wrote before I had "spent the better part of two months negotiating the change in my self identity. Unemployed and sharing home with a now ex-girlfriend. I've moved. Moved on. Maybe a year has passed by. Have I moved in an upward direction? Is upward the only way to go if we are to expand, broaden and grow? Realistically, the most dramatic (not exactly decisive) direction I have taken in the time was down. Down, down and deeper than down. I fell off of a mountain. My life got complicated yet simple. This in itself is a fair summary of my personality. I have posted the first words of blogs to be written which I would like to turn into a book. 'A normal life.' Let's see how well and how fruitfully I can express my frustrations, pain, healing process and the constant changes that are life.
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2 Responses to “Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can’t afford the time to think. Tuition fee increases are a “disciplinary technique,” and by the time students graduate, they are not only loaded with debt, but have also internalized the disciplinarian culture. This makes them efficient components of the consumer economy.” ~Noam Chomsky

  1. This definitively expands to everyone. The more debt you acquire, the more you are controlled by that debt. Student loans just start the process earlier. As we move from using actually cash to atm & credit cards, it makes things even more abstract. As much as cash money is an abstraction, digital money takes it to a further level.
    But programs like MIT’s Open CourseWare, does give me a measure of hope when it comes to controlling knowledge. http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm Peace, xx

  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    I agree with you ABSOLUTELY, Johnny. I mean, I don’t want Daniel to get into debt to get into university, but I’m not going to be able to afford it because I’M in debt. I can’t pass on to him any positiveness there, I regret.

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