Thursday, March 21, 2013
I understand if your profound humanities education makes you distaste anything beyond deep philosophical books. I emphatize with your dispair about today's materialism. I'm not quite there in the power the federal government has regarding our institution, and how unjust and oppressive it is considering we are private. However, if you want your pet project to have any chance of succeeding, don't look with disdain when I try to explain you the bureaucratic obstacles it will have to face. Do not openly criticize the work I am doing in a certain committee: if I and a bunch of other professors weren't doing it, the administration would, and the outcomes would be worse. Don't frown when I tell you that in the current political circumstances (of our institution), you should at least wait until next Fall. You are exactly the type of professor I dislike: the one who wants to have hir pet project, but doesn't even know through which committee it will go through. The one who despises committee work but then complains. Dude, I have one thing to tell you: get off your platonic cave. We are in the XXIth century, and statements lamenting how "we are enslaved to money" only makes you sound like a pompous ass. Seriously.
Posted by Spanish prof at 7:30 PM