hmm… adding page because of this tweet from Fabiana..

fabiana tweet

sustained suppression of the new


and first read her tweet because of this from Vinay..


3/29/16 6:19 AM
This is one of the most insightful things anybody’s ever said to me on twitter. Well said,…


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A professional is a member of a profession or any person who *earns their living from a specified professional activity. The term also describes the **standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the particular knowledge and skills necessary to perform their specific role within that profession. In addition, most professionals are subject to ***strict codes of conduct, enshrining rigorous ethical and moral obligations. Professional standards of practice and ethics for a particular field are typically agreed upon and maintained through widely recognized professional associations, such as the IEEE. Some definitions of “professional” limit this term to those professions that serve some important aspect of public interest and the general good of society.

perhaps key problem – based on  – *earning a living ness

**standards.. huge connection with Fabiana’s suppression of new

***strict…. enshrining ness…  – they is what we pay for..

makes me think..

purpose of job rushkoff

In some cultures, the term is used as shorthand to describe a particular social stratum of well-educated workers who enjoy considerable ****work autonomy and who are commonly engaged in creative and intellectually challenging work.

interesting… ****autonomy – in light of Fabiana’s words… perhaps only autonomy in the box they’ve/we’ve created for them..? i don’t know..


The etymology and historical meaning of the term professional is from Middle English, from profes, adjective, having professed one’s *vows, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin professus, from Latin, past participle of profitēri to profess, confess, from pro- before + fatēri to acknowledge; in other senses, from Latin professus, past participle. Thus, as people became more and more specialized in their **trade, they began to ‘profess’ their skill to others, and ‘vow’ to perform their trade ***to the highest known standard. With a reputation to uphold, ****trusted workers of a society who have a specific trade are considered professionals. Ironically, the usage of the word ‘profess’ declined from the late 1800’s to the 1950’s, just as the term ‘professional’ was gaining popularity from 1900-2010.

*vows – deadening ness


@leashless @agentGav If you can have global trade without oppression built-in (police states, classism, resource wars…) you got something.
@leashless @agentGav the energy vs. abuses exists, what doesn’t is something can stop the mechanisms professionally sabotaging civil society
3/29/16 5:49 AM
@jwildeboer @leashless @agentGav Trade is (economic) war. We are a warring species currently. Working from that, what can we do?
@jwildeboer @leashless @agentGav We have to stop pretending Trade isn’t violent. It gets exchange (socialization, synergy) done w/ blood.
@agentGav @leashless @jwildeboer “self-government” is just a description of everyday unsuppressed activity like when someone takes a dump
@fabianacecin: @agentGav @leashless @jwildeboer Anything done to push back oppression is automatically about “self-government” (“govern” is a terrible word

***to highest – but not beyond… which is what we need.. no?

****trusted – perhaps we keeping ‘trusting’ in the wrong thing(s)


kevin on professionalism

Kevin Carson (@KevinCarson1) tweeted at 5:38 AM – 17 Aug 2019 :
Today “professionalism” simply means adopting a smarmy persona of compliance and respectability, like someone who has a “nice job” where they get to wear “nice clothes,” and not talking back or standing up for ourselves like one of those “low-class” blue collar workers. 5/5 (