|navva on Mon, 21 Nov 2011 22:05:38 +0100 (CET)|
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|Re: <nettime> Debt Campaign Launch|
to demand debt cancellation is a radical demand to shut down the exploitative system in which people are forced to incur debt in order to gain entry to a lifetime of employment. Just as debt relief and writing down of loans was demanded for those who were rooked into impossible mortgages, and the PIIGS are seeking debt forgiveneness, the demand for student loan writedowns must be collectively made as an indictment of a rigged system. Refusing to go to school is not the same thing. May rich kids go on their parents' dime, so you are willingly ceding the institution to them? YOur other examples are not analogous. Walking away from children is a private, individual act in whcih a human being's life other than your own is put at risk. In any case, you make the decision to avoid loan repayment seem selfish and capricious. That is a straw argument. cheers, martha rosler On Nov 21, 2011, at 6:30 PM, Sascha D. Freudenheim wrote:
The funny (?) thing is I don't disagree with much of this. Or, to put that in the positive, I agree with a lot of this. At least as far as rhetoric goes.
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