WHEN CRITICISM IS FORBIDDEN
Meanwhile in Banda Aceh, a banner flutter: “Welcome Generation “Gold” Students should only learn CRITICS THAT IS PROHIBITED! pass quickly then immediately work #SaveStudent.” The first question to read the banner is whether to find work today is easy? Seeking work is to do with the economy, and if the economy becomes the first choice we all justify Karl Marx’s thesis that Economic Factor is a major substructure. Economically everything, here we see quite a lot of similarities between Communism and Capitalism. Equally cruel.
But of course, the banner has good intentions, which we do not know for sure. It could be a satire of resistance or it could be directing a student into an efficient and effective machine. In order not to become a political robot that can be controlled by elements outside (or in) campus for economic and political interests. Economics is a weapon, while politics is the trigger. In college is a means of finding a diploma to then be used as a tool to find work, to then get married and have children. Science? Can be found anywhere, on the coffee table or association. Perhaps, there are concerns when students recognize that the name “political coffee”, “political gathering” or “political money” is not the essence of the economy as well? There is a project that is pursued, will first finish the new lecture chase material. It is not like that?
But robots that move effectively and efficiently do not really deserve to be called students. This means that if the students intend or can be directed to such a banner that happens is they are only labeled students but do not apply like a student.
When critical thinking becomes “forbidden” then throughout the history we have been through we have been people who have not learned anything. In every age, every imbalance in Indonesia then always appears balancing, ie Student or youth. Sumpah Pemuda 1928, Peristiwa Renggasdengklok 1945, Kesatuan Aksi Mahasiswa 1966, Malari 1974 until Reformasi 1998. Being a witness of the journey of a nation called the Republic of Indonesia. That was for now but for what is critical thinking of this age?
Since the beginning of 2000, the Indonesian government launched the State University of Legal Entity (PTH BH) indeed until 2016 there are only 11 PTH BH. But what happens is that in almost all universities there has been a massive tuition fee hike ever since. For example If in 2002 the cost of Unsyiah only Rp. 360.000, – then in 2016 can reach Rp. 5.000.000, – in the next semester with the growth of 1378.89%. So who wants to go to college for a long time with such expensive cost? How to think critically if parents in the village put great hopes on their sons and daughters to immediately complete the lecture. This has not been added to the rent, photocopy and all the trivialities that each year feels strangled.
Critically it needs mental, maybe the seniors say that students are not smart, dandy and mentally weak. But there is actually one additional cost. Most dangerous if any business interests “they” disturbed due to student’s critical attitude. Everything costs!
Indonesia should see that other countries (especially Malaysia) are getting the better quality of education. They are getting ahead in the global competition. Finally felt the need to adopt various systems from some established countries.
The campus now opens great opportunities for students to develop themselves, things like international classes and various scholarships are present. But it is only available to the chosen and capable people. TOEFL tests, courses, papers, journals are given to test the quality of student IQ. Of course, the students must be ready to keep up with the times. So there is no time to follow the examples of students of the past, the movement, the art, the nature lovers for what?
There are three things that make up the personality; genetics, learning, and intake. These three things are best utilized to complete the lectures. It’s up to be a pansy and not pro-struggle. It is up to not being progressive because it does not find the right process. Facing global competition (especially CPNS test) the most important is being able to answer CAT is not educated and experienced process. The system on campus has changed from time immemorial and the students are also different and the most important faced by students today is the fewer job vacancies. So for what is critical?
But Critical Thinking Is Necessary
When the restraint has occurred, when the right to argue has begun to try to eliminate, or when students begin to be considered “disturbing” their business. Then actually do not give up.
When things get more complicated and to the point of being unable to think again then that’s where you should think that the function of every schooling is to produce people with the ability to think rather than limited to robots who are only able to complete the task.
When collective idealism dies and only a few individuals survive what we should do? Every human being should teach themselves to think and critically with what they are learning, to be a happy human being with respect for others and self. We grow as human beings with all the problems in life, because there are many future possibilities that must be lived after college, and it is difficult to solve if unable to think critically. Humans are not machines that can only accept instructions alone. And if you think critically is forbidden is a truth then you have ceased to be a human being.
Translate From: Ketika Kritis Itu Haram
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- ACEH THE FIRST SOVEREIGN COUNTRY TO RECOGNIZING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE NETHERLANDS; 27 April 2017;
- VISITING THE EXHIBITION ACEH TOMBSTONE AS AN ISLAMIC CULTURAL HERITAGE IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA; 16 May 2017;
- DUTCH RAID OPERATION AGAINST CUT MEUTIA (1910); 20 May 2017;
- SAMUDERA PASAI AS THE FIRST ISLAMIC KINGDOM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA; 6 June 2017;
- ISLAMIC SHARIAH WHO IS AFRAID, A CASE STUDY IN ACEH; 13 June 2017;
- ACEH WOMEN FULL POWER; 13 June 2017;
- DUSK IN MALACCA; 4 July 2017;
- GOLD, INFIDELS, AND DEATH; 10 July 2017;
- MANTE THE LOST PYGMY TRIBE; 13 July 2017;
- HOW TO TELL HISTORY; 14 August 2017;
- THE ORIGIN OF THE COFFEE CULTURE IN ACEH; 19 August 2017;
- THE UNTOLD STORY ABOUT HISTORY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDONESIA IN ACEH PROVINCE; 28 September 2017;
- WHEN CRITICISM IS FORBIDDEN; 14 October 2017;
- EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR ACEH; 5 November 2017;
- PEUCUT KHERKOFF, ACEH-DUTCH WAR MONUMENT; 12 November 2017;
- THE PRICE OF FREEDOM; 5 December 2017;
- ACEH CRAZY OR ACEH PUNGO; 25 February 2018;