Government “help” has caused college expenses to escalate out of control. But at least students are learning skills with concrete applications. For example, Portland State University offers a course on how to overthrow the government and impose a Marxist dictatorship:
New for the 2012 spring term at Portland State University is a course called “Revolutionary Marxism: Theory and Practice”, where students will learn the fundamentals of Marxism and enacting revolution. … 30% of the grade will be based on a “Community Project”.
No doubt you could earn an A+ with a project like this.
Students will be required to attend 4 events of their choosing put on by a number of different approved groups. Some of them include Occupy PSU, Occupy Portland, International Socialist Organization, MeCHA, NAACP, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, whom you might recall one occupier referring to the anarchists as to the right of), Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS, whom you may remember as the group that orchestrated the flash mob at New Seasons in protest of Israeli goods), or Jobs With Justice.
Maybe you can get extra credit by watching NBC News or sitting through an Obama press conference.
At least the instructors have experience in the field:
The instructors for the Revolutionary Marxism class are 2 members of the International Socialist Organization.
Too bad someone from Obama’s circle of pals couldn’t guest lecture. Bill Ayers and Van Jones would be obvious choices.
Not every class at PSU is explicitly devoted to destroying America:
This new course is part of the Chiron Studies. According to the PSU website, “Chiron Studies makes it possible for qualified … students to propose and instruct official, for credit classes”. … Other Chiron classes include “Exploring Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, “History & Theory of Anarchism”, “Art Within Activism”, and “The Practical Joke”.
Fortunately Comrade Obama has nationalized the student loan industry. In the near future, only members of privileged “victim” groups will be able to finance college, leaving the rest of us to learn useful skills at technical schools.
On tips from AC and J. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.