I mean if you can teach yourself Foucault or Nietzsche or Marx or Hegel or whatever, great, good for you. I was introduced to these authors in my collegiate-level philosophy courses and I was fortunate enough to have a philosophy teacher that didn’t just teach their views, but taught us how to understand them & decipher their writing.
But not everyone gets to go to college. And beyond that, there are people with learning disorders and other disabilities that prevent them from being able to engage with these readings. And time and time again I have witnessed my comrades call these people anti-revolutionary, ahistorical, and stupid for pointing out that this shit is hard!
To which I say, you’re not my fucking comrade, you’re the anti-revolutionary one, you ableist fuckface