Thursday, March 31, 2005

Giving the salute

Rather busy, hence I thought I would refrain from posting, but there was this remarkable thing that happened today (people here are still full of surprises, although we should know better by now).

Today the school's principal, who is of course the Leader's daughter with a PhD in Economics, summoned Jod to her office because she made a comment in the staff room that displeased some. She told Jod that she does not know the history of the Outpost (that's the old argument / invective: "you are not familiar with Outpost realities", see also this) and that she should say nothing and express no opinions whatsoever on such matters (yes, Jod's comment was political: boooo, scary). She added that Jod has been here for just a year (well, she has worked in the school for two, but surely the principal has many things on her mind) but has a job -- something she should be grateful for, instead of making comments.

Mugabe will be re-elected today, won't he?


Blogger The Passenger said...

Hmmmm...I am trying to figure out the actual place that Jod is working....from this and other posts I think I've narrowed it down to a couple of places...

Your blog is certainly intriguing :)

31/3/05 22:39  
Blogger Loxias said...

Hm, you would be even more intrigued (?) if you knew the content of the comment...

Otherwise, keep quite: jobs can be at risk!

31/3/05 22:51  
Blogger The Passenger said...

No worries! I enjoy reading your views on the Outpost-I'm still trying to form objective views about what really characterises us (ie Outposters) but it's harder when you are part of the thing that you are studying.

Keep up the blogging,man!

31/3/05 23:15  
Blogger Loxias said...

Thank you for your kind words.

31/3/05 23:21  
Anonymous Marcus_Aurelius said...

It must be an old concept, certainly, but we'll rename it, and call it "ownership of reality". Reality is thereby trademarked and applies only to specific groups or persons. Any and all other "quasi-realities" are excluded...

2/4/05 00:40  

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