Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 31, 2012, 2:59 p.m. EST by richardkentgates
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It became clear to me last nigh that at least one university is using this forum collectively. For what purpose, I'm not sure. I am sure that that it is not focused on the narrative of the movement per se. So there is a lot of general academia taking place on this forum. There is nothing wrong with this, in and of itself. The problems with this usage are complicated and simple at the same time. Many of you grew up in well off families and have no understanding of what inequality actually is. You can read about it but that does not mean you understand it. Poverty is something that must be experienced to fully appreciate. I am not faulting anyone for this but it allows the conversation to easily and often stray from the overarching narrative of the movement, inequality.
Then there is the matter of trolling or forcibly trying to mold the social arrangement on the forum to one of a classroom, Thrasy. I'm still not sure whether Trashy is a student or a professor but he is fluent in German. Ultimately, it doesn't matter whether trashy is a student or professor. What matters is the arrogant attitude to not only be so self assured in the face of such misunderstanding, but to be forceful with their ignorance.
I don't mind sharing space with well off people, even 1%er professors. But, in your new found opportunity for more learning about politics and humanities, if you want to learn, you need to learn how to listen. Including you professor.
Us poor folk may not have the knowledge of history you have, or the spelling and grammar skills you have. But this is about inequality and we have first hand knowledge. We also know the life stresses of being poor, a crucial component to fixing the issues of poverty.
Just think on it.