> on 03/28/2001 06:24, Jeffrey Blankfort at email@example.com wrote:
> There should be no question that Horrorwitz knew exactly what the
> reaction would be to his advertisements, and so he gets a million bucks
> worth of free publicity and perhaps, something approaching that added to
> his bank account from the deep pockets neo-fascist right.
> Jeff Blankfort
I remember this lovely cartoon from Punch, in which a math instructor
attempts to present 'relevancy' for his math class - based upon the
then chic academic concern about all portions of the academy being
'relevant' - which from memory may not have always been the correct
phrase d' jure.
But I find it almost comical that 'neo-fascism' has come back into
the forefront in the current 'failing market economy'.....
Have we decided to actually define 'fascism' in any new and improved
post-modern deconstructionist language enhancement, or are we still
planning to use it solely for its emotive value, and the glorious
appeal it offers back to the great days of the last good war, and
sucking up to the generation that we really want to replace, so that
we can get their gigs - which if I recall in the akademik game is
their chair in their department, and with it the right to fill up
the rest of the seats with our cronies rather than the last set of
cronies - a point made redundently comical to those of us from the
WarMonger Community, who recall the desperate struggle the WWII era
vets had wresting crontrol of the VFW/AFL halls from the hands of
the WWI/SpanishCivilWar Era vets, only to get whined at by the
Vietnam Era Vets, who have at times been the same for the current
Persian Gulf War Era Veterans, who's 'era' is still open.... check
it out with Congress's Veteran's Affair WebPage happy kampfr's....
So before we all start panicking that this time around the kiddies
might actually IMPLEMENT 'wild in the streets' - that AIP classic
genre piece, the sin que non of all that was 'best and brightist'
in the whole
tune in, turn on, drop out
motif of marketting - maybe we should wonder whether or not academic
freedom had merit on its own accord - independent of the need to
unseat the 'incumbents'.....
But maybe that sort of analysis leads us into the intellectual horrors
of wondering, to aloud, why it is that the 1950 Columbia Encyclopedia
explained that the era of entreprenuers had ended with Henry Ford, as
the corporation system provided the new and improved .... but some how
the whole 'entreprenuerial arts' lead to the dot.com crash, and as such
clearly must be replaced by the 'corporate state'..... or we might have
people out there foolishly seeking to
create the conditions you describe
and they might not always vote with the correct implementation of the
party line, whether it is the
"party on the left, meets the party on the right...."
and we spin up our old vinyl and chant:
"We don't get fooled again....."
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