Book #11: Mimesis
This book was editioned in July of 2013 in Portland, OR—where the words green and sustainability are employed daily and abused even more frequently. Green serves more to describe the naïveté of those who use it for social acceptance and sustainability is a mask used by educational institutions in order to avoid using the word profitable. There is nothing socially sustainable about a model of education that mimics corporate industry—taking as much money from the student/consumer as possible and overworking your employees/faculty while providing a loosely constructed product/education with little to no support and a complex system of warranties and administrative rigmarole in order to suppress any sense of objection or complaint—inevitably disempowering everyone and creating a workforce/staff of weary and despondent automatons. What we actually produce is deeply indebted and disenfranchised citizens.
How often are the words we use and how we use them disconnected from, and contradictory to, their actual meaning.