Corona restrictions have ended, and so the worst feature of academic life is back in full force, even in Germany: One is now called upon to give papers again. Because I haven’t disentangled myself from academia yet, I’m still obliged to develop these odious talks on occasion, and I’m busy writing one at the moment.
It’s weird, how enraging this has turned out to be. I used to write these things all the time; now I want nothing to do with these losers ever again. I work on very narrow, complex, arcane matters that like five people understand, and a big part of my job is explaining my findings to less specialised colleagues. I’m having a lot of trouble right now seeing how I owe these services to this gaggle of hypermasking vaccinators, who have done nothing but contribute to my medical harassment and surveillance over the past months. What an unnecessary and useless thing they have done to us, I will never get over it.