Modern Educayshun

This 2015 video, Modern Educayshun, written and directed by Neel Kolhatkar, tries to make us aware of the “potential dangers of a hypersensitive culture bred by social media and political correctness” (Kolhatkar).

In nowadays society, there are many people, who call themselves Social Justice Warriors, (SJWs), that exacerbate the problem by dehumanizing anyone who uses words that might offend any group of minority people. To make the matter worse, the media disseminates this ideology toward every corner of the country, leading to the formation of Political Correctness, or the fear and avoidance of using any potential words or methods that might offend someone. Modern Educayshun indirectly criticizes this extremeness through a scary yet funny paradoxical presentation that uses satire imagery and speeches.

In the words of George Carlin, “political correctness is America’s newest form of intolerance, and it is especially pernicious because it comes disguised as tolerance”. The movie did a great job in exposing these disguises by creating an extreme yet honest scenario, where everyone speaks and conveys their thoughts and feelings on their beliefs. These radical thoughts and feelings are then heightened through conflictions, which in turn, explodes into radical and irrational actions. Even so, all these thoughts, emotions, and actions are ignored and nullified by the SJWs as woman says: “Ignore that. It will end.”

This statement is a metaphor that that woman uses for glorifying their objectives while disregarding other opinions. The first part of the statement “ignore that” refers to the man-in-the-box, which is a metaphor for the nonconformists. Instead of listening and reflecting on the man’s idea civically, the SJWs ignore every comment that he made while sticking tightly onto their selfish ideology of justice. Thus, there is no true conversation in the first place, only negligence and ignorance. Then the woman states “it will end” indicating the end of all nonconformists and the beginning of the new world. The two terms pair well together because there is no need to pay attention to what is about to disappear.

[Abstract from RCL-Penn State University]

15 pensamientos en “Modern Educayshun

  1. In this moments, in schools and high schools, there are teachers that reward people that is different only for this, for being different. Up to now, It’s a minority of teachers who meet these “requirements” to be modern and respectul. But with this, they only will obtein that anyone is going to fous on study, only in be specials and differents.

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  2. Many different types of people live in nowadays society, causing some of them to disagree with others and making comments that may offend some groups.
    On the one hand, nobody should try to hurt anyone but, on the other hand, when this type of comments are made without any bad intentions, Is it the fault of the person who makes the comment or of the person who misunderstands it?
    In my opinion, I disagree with Political Correctness because everything has a different point of view, and people have to learn to distinguish between an offense and a comment without any bad purpose.

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  3. The video shows very well how the society is nowadays.
    Everyone is ridiculously sensitive and it seems as we have to justify everything what we say.
    And that is because every comment can be misunderstood by a certain group of people and they may be offended.

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  4. Modern Education
    Education has changed in the last years, but is it a great change?
    The modern education helps everyone to pass high school.
    However, the modern education doesn’t help people who want to study in the university. Now, education isn’t focus on learning only to pass the exams.
    To sum up the modern education isn’t as good as the old one. In my opinión, we should change our “new” education, because passing exam isn’t the most importante.

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  5. In my opinion the actual education system has a several problems. First of all it is classist because it teaches us to compete with our classmates about our marks. Moreover we sometimes feel pressured by our notes. And we are stressed by our exams and homework. At school we learn to memorize but they don’t prepare us for real life and most importantly they don’t teach us to think. Not everything is bad because in my opinion the school is a very beautiful and important time for everyone.

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  6. Front my point of view, I think that the video want yo express all topics of our society, those topics are importants obviously and It is topics that people should respect but this video is very radical and I don’t think that in that education you can say your opinion,for example in the minute 1.33 we can see that the girl doesn’t let him express his opinion to her new classmate. I don’t agree with this video because I think that everyone should respect all opinions for that those topics benefit everyone for equal.

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  7. In schools and institutes, all students have the same rights. However, do they have the same opportunities?
    On the one hand, sometimes different opinions are censored because the can be offensive. The try to let everyone say what they want to hear.
    On the other hand, there are many platform that help people with limited abilities. Insiead, there is none to benefit the brightest students.
    To sum up, different people should have the same opportunities on the rest.

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  8. In my opinion, the video represents education today, which only teach us what they want and not what they should teach us. on the other hand it also represents society, that we let ourselves be influenced and in the end we do what everyone does, which is considered the right thing although it is not.

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  9. This video pretends to raise conscience on the difference among people, but can we form an idea with this video?
    On the one hand, the argument is very exaggerated and it is explained in a violent way but with sarcasm.
    On the other hand, the video tells a visible argument nowadays and everyone can be open-minded.
    To sum up, the context is important but it is told in an excessive way. In addition, you can see the difference of every character.

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  10. The video is about false equality in society and education and what It could become, bringing equality to the limit. Every ideology taken the extreme is bad. Equality is respect, tolerance and nobody is superior for having different religion, ideology or color.

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  11. This video shows a critique of the education system and society, it takes place in a university class in which the “politically correct” is is very important. It doesn’t matter if you know a lot about maths or physics, the only thing that matters is your social position and your way of thinking. I think that sometimes happens in real life and that the media help to make this happen. I think that in our future society that won’t happen. Having one extreme point of view is not good, and these views are the minority in advanced countries.

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  12. What I think of this “education” is that even if they say that it is to equalize all people, we will not be able to distinguish the ones that cost him the most and to help him and that those who do better will do better. But everyone has their own opinion.

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  13. This video is an exaggeration of today’s society for the viewer can see what they want to transmit.
    In my opinion, today the education isn´t be good, because they have us like a numbers with those we approve or suspend. The only thing we do is memorize texts, dates and numbers for aprobe an exam and when we are finish this test we have already forgetten them.
    And this education also helps people who can be excluded for his sexuality, nationality …Basically for the badly seen or “wrong” aspects.

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  14. I believe that this type of “education” (if it can be called that) is unfair. Because in the video you can see that the boy who seems smart is the one who gets the worst grade, however if we compare it with education today, that is more fair. Nowadays it can be said that it is more important to memorize the contents than the intelligence of a person. We go to school to pass and have not learned.

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  15. the video shows us education in a class of very differents students . Its right to treat them in a different way?
    There are many reasons why people are against , since there should be an equality . Boys and girlds should be treated equally , in the same way foreigners and natives . People who are more advanced can be given more level but without leaving others behind .
    Under my point of view I am against this education.

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