Adam Blatner

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Certificate-Ology

Originally posted on October 4, 2017

With the multiplication of diploma mills, I  wondered, why not? I imagined this:  a fancy-schmancy sign on a webpage:

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CERTIFICATE-OLOGY

You can create, grant, authorize, bestow, honor, authenticate, and in other ways issue diplomas (and of course) certify as well as the best of ‘em!

Deans, boards of Examiners, diploma mills, so-called “recognized” universities, colleges, and other establishment types and their pseudo-minions have no authority other than what the imaginatively oppressed have been cowed into accepting!

Under-Certified of the world, arise! Cast off the mental chains of sheep-like submission to mere status-filled symbol-carriers. Remember what the Wizard of Oz said to the scarecrow (near the end of the story): “What do those professors have that you don’t? A diploma! So, by the powers vested in me, I grant YOU this diploma!"

So, anyway, how would you like some of that there power to be vested in YOU?  Become a vested certificatologist! Vest others! Pass it along!


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