“The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.”—Karl Marx, Das Kapital
For one of my papers, I went back to a book I was forced to read in my Social Change class by my crazy, tea partier prof. The book is Intellectuals and Society, where the economist Thomas Sowell claimed that intellectuals essentially run society and all the decisions made, which are often costly to society as a whole. Basically he talked shit on the intellectual community the entire time. I decided to go back into my notes and handouts the students made from the class. I found the following excerpts from one of the students in the class: ”Sowell’s entire vision of intellectuals is disturbing as a whole, and more than a little hypocritical. After all, here is a professor of economics opining on the social significance of his colleagues in academic over the course of 200 pages. He seems to have an axe to grind with leftist liberals.” Yes, this kid handed this into my professor!
And, this is the most amazing little snippet, as an answer to the question “What have you learned from this chapter?”
He wrote, “I learned that the proponents of the right-wing politics are very prolific and opinionated writers.”
Why was this person not my best friend?!? And why did I never notice this before? I’m going to assume my professor completely skipped over this part as she was offended. This made my day.
I hope the “tebowing” craze passes soon. Every time I see someone doing it I just want to kick them in the face. It’s just like “planking” where you wanted to push everyone off their precarious planking position. Either way, I hate Tim Tebow and everything he stands for and I’m starting to hate everyone who “tebows.”
You’re just jealous you don’t understand the humor behind “tebowing.”
My one professor gave us an extension on our papers, giving us until the 29th to finish up our two papers for him. Here it is, the day after Christmas, and I am still working on those papers.
Its one of those moments where I can almost feel a panic attack coming on, the tightness of my throat, like I’m having a hard time breathing, yet it isn’t going away.
While going through the semester, I felt it wasn’t too overwhelming, in fact I thought it was kind of easy. I was concerned because everyone else around me was freaking out and I was pretty chill. However, now that I’m sitting here trying to finish up what should be two easy papers, I am hitting a road block. I think I am officially burned out from the semester.