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For me, this is the real pressure point for free speech. If a university professor is not allowed to think freely and express his views openly without the fear of losing his job because of them, we are living in Orwell's 1984--complete with thought police.
I know there is no union you can turn to at Yale for support, as faculty members are not allowed to unionize
Anarchism isn't determined to destroy institutions or government, just take away their power. Its a complex philosophy that's been developed and fought by the rich for centuries. An-archism means "opposed to ruler"--they have also called themselves "social libertarians" (in fact, it was 19th century anarchists that coined the term libertarian).
Instead of writing anarchists off as evil liars that will do anything to destroy the institutions we hold so sacred, why not try to understand the economic enslavement anarchists identify in our current structure of society? As soon as its commonly agreed upon that a group is evil, explore it and make sure the claims of evil are not just propaganda from somone living on bloodmoney.
Originally posted by Ghaleon4
I'm sorry, but you guys have seriously got to stop bashing this guy for "using institutionalism" to defend himself even though he's an anarchist.
For example: I have a problem with my city's water supply, and there's not an alternative water source that's available. So I protest for change, but in order for me to be able to continue LIVING so that I can continue FIGHTING the water system...I must continue to use the water system.
An anarchist attempting to use institutionalism to save himself from institutionalism in hypocritical.
Originally posted by Ghaleon4
I honestly see no problem with that, and I think I've made a good point as to why, regardless of that fact that you intentionally missed the point of my analogy simply so you could argue. That whole bit about "You could just dig a hole!" crap was a nice touch. I could see it coming from a mile away, which is why I included the part about "No other water source being available" which...wouldn't have even been necessary if I had't predicted that someone just like you would crawl out of the woodwork and find ways to absolutely and intentionally fail to see any side of another person's viewpoint.
Originally posted by Odd
the day they fire a college professor, especially at Yale, for being too liberal is the day that monkeys will pour in an unstaunchable tide from my arse.
i'll keep you posted on that.
Originally posted by PeaceBeWithYou
Graeber wasn't up for tenure yet. It should've been a normal promotion to associate prof. His field isn't political science either; its anthropology.
His students have created a website in his defense where Dr. Graeber actually posted his resume at :
Anyone that takes the time to review these two documents can see that Graeber's scholarship merited tenure before a dismissal. This body of work, for a scholar his age, is extraordinary.