Title is a play on the official name of The People's Republic Of China, and is bestowed on Berkeley due to its students reputation for fanatical (bordering on Communist) political leanings. E.G Pro-choice,Antiwar, anti-meat,fanatical gay pride etc...
other day for a potluck dinner.'
Jim: 'Food any good?'
Dave: 'Terrible. These people did to vegetables what Hitler did to Poland. And then they start ragging on me about the rubber on my shoes.'
Dave: 'Apparently they consider chopping rubber trees murder.'
B: Welcome to the People's Republic of Berkeley.