George Washington University has hired Senator Rand Paul to teach a class on "dystopian visions" which he happens to be an expert on as a member of Congress who votes with the Republican majority far more often than he does not.
Rand, son of Ron, is a man who once said it would be acceptable if a government drone was used to execute a petty liquor store thief, but we don't know if that particular vision will be shared in class.
Ben Vinson, the dean of the college, told the Hatchet that Paul’s office approached the school.
“We agreed that his unique voice as a sitting senator would provide an engaging backdrop,” Vinson said. [...]
“I think dystopian novels are a discussion of politics, and sort of what happens if you let a government accumulate too much power,” Paul told Vice.
Dysoptian novels, movies and stories are not just about politics and government power, many are also about unchecked corporate power. Actually, a majority of them may be about unaccountable corporate power.
The problem with asking Rand to teach a class on "dystopian visions" is that he believes in unchecked, unaccountable corporate power. He believes businesses should be allowed to discriminate. He believes the Civil Rights Act was a government overreach. Rand Paul does not believe in regulation or even basic accountability for corporations. Rand Paul believes corporations are people.
The idea that the Invisible Hand of the Free Market is all you need to remain free is the stuff of dystopia.