Over at Lenin’s Tomb, Richard Seymour is receiving kudos for finally graduating with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and History– “first class with honours,” he proudly notes. (How old is he now? 35? 40?)
But wait– shouldn’t a committed revolutionary like him disdain such bourgeois honors? And surely a true revolutionary would have had several run-ins with the police, whose primary function in a capitalist society is to protect the privileges and property of the ruling class, ultimately resulting in his arrest and imprisonment on some trumped-up charge, before managing to graduate.
As far as I can tell, Seymour’s only serious encounter with the police came when a cop saved him from choking to death on a Bacon and Egg roll with HP Sauce at Burger King.