Opposing Philosophies

On Saturday I learned about a group called Laisvasis Universitetas (Free University), which organizes a network of alternative self-education classes and activities.  I also learned that they were organizing a “Real Democracy Now” activity in Kaunas on Sunday afternoon.  I headed down to the Musical Theater square yesterday and found a group of young people hanging out on the grass.  I expected a rally of some sorts, but they seemed to be a quiet bunch.  The LUNI website calls existing university education part of “the state capitalist system, making students either servants of the state or free market cogs” — which explains the sign in the second photo below.

LUNI on the grass. I don't know what this sign says -- the first word isn't in my dictionary (I apologize if it is an offensive word)

This sign says "Work. Buy. Die."

 

I don’t know if it was coincidental, but there was a car show on Laisvės Alėja on Sunday.  LUNI’s anti-capitalist message was in direct contrast to the Rolls Royces and racing cars and various other automobiles on display.

This red Viper was getting a lot of attention.

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