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Poli Sci 001 Student Fucking Pumped to Scream Political Theory at Family During Thanksgiving


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Energized by the 2018 Midterms and a B- on the most recent exam, Poli Sci 001 student Brandon Willis (C ’22) can hardly contain his excitement to yell basic political theory at his unsuspecting family during Thanksgiving dinner.

“They don’t know what’s coming,” he said, shaking his head. “Just wait until I bust out John Locke’s social contract theory after Uncle Jeffrey tries to argue about illegal immigration.” Despite the two concepts having nothing in common, Willis plans to bombard all meal attendees with misinterpretations of concepts from his first class in political science.

“I’ll hit ‘em with the term hyperpluralism, then talk about how the electoral college is an archaic relic that needs to be dismantled,” he continued, pulling out a three-page research paper he wrote on the topic to check his argument. “Yeah…archaic relic. That’s right.”

While political discussion has never assumed a dominant role at his family’s Thanksgiving celebration, Willis wants to show off the wide breadth of knowledge he’s accumulated in college. According to his family, however, Willis will have a hard time arguing from the kids table.