Glenn Beck launches an online University as nation’s IQ plummets.
“Beck University is now open,” controversial FOX News pundit Glenn Beck announced on Monday. According to the conservative libertarian, students will be exposed to three “college level courses,” ranging from Faith 101, to Hope 101, and, finally, Charity 101.
There are no prerequisites to becoming an understudy of Beck—none of those pesky standardized tests, interviews, or applications. Instead, the University will broadcast its content to any and all who are interested.
In fact, Beck derides those who are college educated (“I don’t know when we started devaluing people who are self-educated”), along with the professors at those schools (“I know people who are going to college who are getting their doctorate in history—they don’t even really know history. They know what history professors want to be taught—but that is so unbelievably incomplete”).
Naturally, his three “courses” will be taught by college-educated professors.
During the brief introductory video (the course catalog?), Beck gives a sneak preview of course content, arguing for the immediate relevancy of his classes, while explaining how they’re interconnected to broader “themes” :
So let’s learn about the Constitution. Why are we the most charitable people on planet Earth? Why? Because we believe in God, and we know His rightful place. We have faith. We have hope because we know the truth, and we’re charitable because we’re allowed to prosper. We’re allowed to fail. We’re allowed to give charity to those we feel are deserving… It’s a change in us. The government doesn’t take it—we want to give it. That’s the first three courses in Beck University.
Faith, Hope, and Charity are great American values. Government impedes Faith, Hope, and Charity. Sounds simple enough—sign us up!
But that’s the M.O. with Beck: it’s all about connections. Like the connection between the Obama administration and Nazi Germany.
And given his extensive teaching experience, it was only a matter of time before the word wizard founded his own University. Let’s just hope his spelling has improved.
Access to truth and knowledge isn’t free, of course; after all, the man has to eat. Tuition can be paid through becoming a Glenn Beck “Insider Extreme,” which requires a monthly subscription of $6.26.
Now, thanks to Beck, the term “safety school” has taken on an entirely new meaning.