Even though we don’t hear as much about the Occupy Wall Street movement, it is still alive and busy. As a matter of fact, I did read about the arrest of 68 Occupy Wall Street protestors on New Year’s Eve as they broke down barricades that had been erected around Zuccotti Park in New York City. So there are still those that are desperately trying to keep the movement alive.
And if you don’t know how to protest against the establishment, you can attend Columbia University and take a class to learn how.
Dr. Hannah Appel of the anthropology department is offering a class called, Occupy the Field: Global Finance, Inequality, Social Movement that will require time in the field participating in the protests. Appel spent time with the OWS group in Zuccotti Park and is not only proud of her social activism, but wants to teach her students to do likewise.
On her blog and in interviews, Appel said,
“It is important to push back against the rhetoric of ‘disorganization’ or ‘a movement without a message’ coming from left, right and center.”
“I can say with absolute certainty that there is no foreseeable risk in teaching this as a field-base class.”
“Inevitably, my experience will color the way I teach, but I feel equipped to teach objectively. It’s best to be critical of the things we hold most sacred.”
Believe it or not, she also claims that despite her experience and allegiance to the OWS movement that she will continue to be an objective teacher. That’s like Obama claiming to be a Christian when all he does is support Muslim causes.
The ironic thing about Appel’s class is that Columbia’s tuition is $40,000 a year. This means that the students taking her class either come from families that qualify as being part of the one percent or the students are taking on huge amounts of student loan debt in order to attend one of the nation’s most liberal universities.
So parents, if you want to help your child learn how to protest against you and everyone else, all you have to do is spend $40K and get them enrolled at Columbia.