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The crisis is a convenient excuse to introduce 'reform' not a solution for it.
The problem it is a solution for - i.e. popular democracy, worker power, and security - is never stated explicitly.
The Econo and the various Neo-Lib rags haven't exactly been hiding the aim, although they have done an excellent job of misdirecting the media since 2008, when there was at least a small danger that things could go the other way and the vampires would have their fangs pulled.
Arguably 'reform' and the destruction of Social Democracy has always been the goal, from at least the time of Maastricht onwards.
I observed a tendency for a lot of the student union types to posit a "College" that was against them - in their minds there was a unified enemy with a coherent plan to keep them down.
In fact, the various departments, academics and administrators were much more interested in fighting among themselves in order to maximise their own local and personal interests than in anything to do with bothering students.
I don't think there is a goal. There's a big mess and a lot of people, states and organisations trying to further their own agendas. Which, given the zeitgeist, is a recipe for horror.
(Sounds like Ankh-Morpork.)
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