Mudcat Café message #38375 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6498   Message #38375
Posted By: Chet W.
16-Sep-98 - 08:51 PM
Thread Name: Intellectual property
Subject: RE: Intellectual property
Thinking for another minute, I also have to express discomfort with the notion that folk-music is anti-intellectual. Cartoon-like pictures of English professors (not British) with corduroy jackets with leather elbow patches, bow ties, and tweed hats. I acknowledge that such people do exist, on every campus I've seen, but I hope that we're not interchanging the word "intellectual" for "educated" or for those who do serious academic work. This is the kind of trick that George Bush tried on idiots across America when he made fun of Clinton for having been a Rhodes scholar (Yale is not exactly a correspondence course). Clinton turned out to be a disappointment, but it had nothing to do with his education. I hate to see people make fun of those who have educated themselves (I personally washed a lot of dishes to pay for mine, along with every other scrungy job you can think of, and I don't apologize for any of it)at a time when America is developing a level of illiteracy not seen in any developed country in an awfully long time. Don't like people with education?, then avoid them. I also hope that if you ever need an operation you don't have to get it from some kid who learned medicine on his Nintendo set.

Chet W.