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An artist's perspective in pictures
"If we add those engaged in full time teaching to those in full time attendance, we realize that this so-called superstructure has become society's major employer. In the United States sixty-two million are in school and eighty million at work elsewhere . . .
doctor cartoons spanish
Comics Medico - espanol
Rebirth of Epimethean Man
. . . It was a metal casket which, when you touched a switch, snapped open to reveal a mechanical hand . . .
Ritualization of progress (p.50)
Death Against Deathp.190
'First, the preservation of health, second, the cure of disease, and third, the prolongation of life,' and extolled the 'third part of medicine, regarding the prolongation of life: this is a new part, and deficient, although the most noble of all.' The medical profession did not even consider facing this task, until, some one hundred and fifty years later, there appeared a host of clients who were anxious to pay for the attempt. This was a new type of rich man who refused to die in retirement and insisted on being carried away by death from natural exhaustion while still on the job"
P.88 Learning Webs
Chapter 1 Why We Must Disestablish School
"History is tied to advancement in math, and class attendance to the right to use the playground."
(below sketches: giftig in german = poisonous, gift = poison)
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Chapter 3 - Ritualization of Progress
"The American university has become the final stage of the most all-encompassing initiation rite the world has ever known. No society in history has been able to survive without ritual or myth, but ours is the first which has needed such a dull, protracted, destructive and expensive initiation into its myth."
Doctored Accounts (Eng)
Comptes Soignes (Fr)
Comics Medico (Sp)
This series is part Emma Holister solo (2007 onward) and part collaboration with Puerto Rican artist Jose Luis Vargas oil+collage on canvas - painted in Italy, Switzerland+Brighton UK - 1997