In fact, as long as a heavy preponderance of a nation's citizens are "good students" and are in some way rewarded for their performance, then dissenters and radical thinkers are no threat and can be permitted to express their opinions relatively unmolested. In the United States, free expression, to the extent that we have it, is a luxury commodity made available by the high standard of living and by the efficient functioning of such disguised forms of repression as schooling.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Student as [PROGRAMMED TO CENSOR]
Everyone is an artist. It's how we live that determines if our art is showcased in walmart, the side of a dumpster or the gallery.