"I agree, American academe is like the old South Africa, where a tiny elitist minority, operating on a thoroughly outdated belief system, controls a vast majority of relatively unwitting subjects/students. "
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.