|Private property exists, with no
||Standards are non-partisan and
tests are forever
|Ignores the many divisions of
labor, like workers and bosses, mental
and manual, social production/individual accumulation
||Assumes the division of people and
||Assumes the value of externally
regulated knowledge, denies the social
construction of ideas and rewards falsely individual achievement.
|The Money System simply is
||Evil comes from the fall of People
||You failed the valid test.
|But all labor (a key source of
life) is, under capital, coerced, involuntary.
||Faith is rooted in fear.
||Truancy and compulsory attendance
laws. Your future is revealed in
|Workers do not control the products
of their labor.
||Parishioners do not define or
redefine god-or sin.
||Standard and test authors and their
interests are rarely questioned.
Tests are secret, scores worshiped.
|Workers do not control the
processes of their labor
||Rituals and icons determined by
||Tests and standards are designed to
eliminate the thinking teacher
and the inquiring student. Answers are always external.
|The more capital (surplus value) a
worker produces, the more the worker
is diminished, the more the boss is enriched.
||The more faithful the worshiped,
the more alienated from investigation
of daily life and its processes, i.e., the sigh of the oppressed.
||The more standards and tests are
worshiped, the more wisdom is demolished.
|Hence the more you have the less
||The more you believe, the less you
||Deep commitment to test scores
|You are less in your species
life, your connections with others.
less in your own life, more alienated from work, knowledge, love, and
||Your are less in your intellectual
and practical life, self-diminished,
||You memorize, forget, and go on,
learning indifference to learning.
|The more sophisticated the process
which transforms nature to capital,
the more the worker is barbarized (less powerful and deskilled by the
||The more profound the worship of
icons, the more rigid the rituals,
the more self-oppressed the worshiper.
||The more people connect science
with standards and tests, the more
Talibanized the people become.
|"Having," becomes more important
||"Look at MY test scores!"
|The more you have the less you are.
||The more you worship others' gods
the less you comprehend yourself.
||The more you test, the less you
|Labor, a means to life, becomes a
means to create commodities, for
sale, and later, simply finance capital.
||Aesthetic work becomes a means to
enrich those who determine what is
beautiful and worth loving.
||The honest struggle for what is
true, always a social activity, becomes
and all on all war for scores.
|People are split from their natural
connections with other people in
this battle for things and money.
||False gods and priests intervene
between the social relations of people,
deciding what the basis of social is.
||Teachers, students, parents and
communities are split from each other
in the battle to set standards and score high..
|Who shall own the products of
labor, and control the processes of production,
||Who decides who god is, and why?
||Who writes the standards, controls
the tests, and why?
|Private property is the result of
alienated labor, and vice versa,
in a spiraling relationship.
||Mullahs, priests, etc., are the
result of people seeking to solve earthly
social problems with individualized fantasies.
||Standards, tests, are all private
property, the result, and creation,
of a society rooted in exploitation, inequality, and segregation.
|Wages and private property are
identical, so driving up wages only
creates golden handcuffs for slaves.
|The emancipation of the working
class means the emancipation of all
|The worker actively alienates him
or herself, but the master's estrangement
is a STATE of alienation.
|What shall we say people are?
People are free, conscious producers.
But need and greed have forced them into productive relations they do
see, which deny their common humanity. But now, with capitalism, there
is the potential for abundance and free communally based creative
|Communism is the transcendence of
human self-alienation, positive humanism.
But what, now, is the way out?