This is a lecture in a Michigan State University Survey Level Course on Creative Writing. Oddly enough, composition is not covered during the lecture. What is covered, you may ask? Why the topic dujour is politics of course, and guess which slant those political pearls of wisdom take. As you watch this and say to yourself that this is a one time only event, please bear in mind that it has happened often enough to these students that they felt the need to come to class prepared to film this, lest it happen again. My particular favorite quote from this leftist tirade posing as a lecture on the finer points of writing creatively, (imagine the joy of the parents who paid for this stuff upon realizing the value of the educative material received,) is this, "you know, George Washington is to blame." That's right, the father of our country with that whole individual freedom nonsense should never have helped us to revolt against a tyrannically driven despot and his misery inducing top down form of government. If not for George Washington, we never would have had that evil concept of individual property rights in the first place.
I'm sure Michigan State University is a fine institution, and that there are class rooms where the subjects advertised are actually taught, and with passion and efficacy. Having said that, these types of stories are not isolated, or even rare. They are common place, and having met many new grads with what I can only describe as bizarre ideas relating to the economics they have supposedly learned, my belief is that this is the rule and not the exception in terms of politically slanted teaching.
The problem of course is that these classes are taught with zero regard for actual facts, which makes it indoctrination and not education. This is the state of our public education today, and it has taken these folks since the 1960's to entrench themselves like ticks on a hound so to speak within our public education system. The good news is that your tax dollars already go to support this jerk, who takes that salary and preaches to your children about how evil you are for saving enough money to send your kids to be indoctrinated by him. The bad news is that some of your kids are listening to him and taking him seriously. Part of what he tells them is that you are selfish for wishing to control the costs of those lectures espousing how evil you are, and demands that more money be taken from you by force, so that he gets to live the lifestyle intellectually superior elites, like him for example, are entitled to.
It's a great day for America my friends. I'll see you at the reeducation camps.
I originally saw this story at the dailycaller.