A librarian who claims to like me told me that MIT is going to be implementing a policy similar to alot of other places around the country where outsiders to the college can only use the computers for two hours or so daily. Perhaps for research only.
This is due
partially to many people coming to MIT daily and sitting at the computer
for hours on end. The same computers usually. And being noisy or not
doing serious work.
This is why I mix it up and go to different
locations, different libraries of one college and different colleges,
different times of day etc and use my phone instead of needing a PC
The problem with this area of the country has always
been that the poor or houseless are so used to having access to things
easily or experiencing a tolerant culture that they tend to overdo
things and not take care with the privileges allowed them, such as being
able to walk into a major university and use a computer for an
unspecified amount of time.
I know from experience that
in the rest of the USA this is very rare especially out west, where
they are very liberal about houseless people and Travelers yet they can
afford to be so due to thier basic system of total segregation of such
populations from thier own.
Now another college is
doing this. Harvard wont even let anyone near thier library, and I cant
blame them. Northeastern tried to remove the sound from thier computers
and when that didnt work to deter home bum use or poor people, they
stopped allowing outsiders in altogether.
Ive seen this around the country, universities pulling such privileges due to abuse of them.
I do not see is any kind of compromise. No one tries to perhaps give
special passs with ID's to people who can perhaps pay a small amount for
that as well as qualifies by credentials such as being clean,
considerate and for the most part doing worthy projects.
know if my work would be considered worthy but the fact I am not
watching movies, playing video games or screwing around for most of the
time I am here is enough.
Again and again its the
same. The allow things to be too tolerant, almost as if to allow this
type of population to hang itself by proving itself incapable of
respecting such privileges and then taking them away completely.
of the decision is based on the behavior of one of my two friends I
have introduced to the library which I realized was a mistake. They are
too young and very inconsiderate. One of them has annoyed one particular
library and its workers to the point of pushing this new rule as a
consideration for all libraries.
This was leaked to me
remember. Its probably not going to be implemented until next school
year, but it still saddens me that if I come back here after my usual
winter travel or even going inside that I will return to yet another
closed door in my face. Just another to cut me off from any sense of the
past here in Boston/Cambridge.
BU pulled this as well
and I cant blame them but they also allowed too much stupidity from
homeless people in thier computer library to occur and thus there was
the reason for the decision when they refurbished thier library.
work has suffered greatly due to not being able to frequent the BU
library, even my life culturally. I know it was a place where some
horrible harassment occurred, like trained handlers or even people
dosing with spray bottles (the Boston University area was outrageous for
the Gang Stalking during Bush and early Obama, when Hayden was in
office as head of CIA) but I also would meet people who seemed intrigued
with what I was doing. From a legal and social standpoint. Younger
people who would turn me on to what was going on culturally etc.
could fight this but I am not going to. Its what they want. They want
me to join society and waste my time on things like this when I should
have been a counselor by now for sex workers as well as doing my art
projects on the side. Baiting me with being the hero has always been
part of behavior modification. And I am sick of it.
After today I am going to leave MIT and never return. I dont want to be here when they turn on me, as everyone else has.
had a feeling they were going to do this anyway. My Intuition or
guidance system. I always feel like some security or other entity is
watching and listening at MIT and that lately has been judging that
outsider behavior here is not what they want in thier university. It was
no surprise when I was told this was coming down.