#里茲螞蟻批判性思考寫作專欄 #Alex專欄 #外師每週精選閱讀 #檢舉魔人
本週的外師專欄，要來探討台灣常見的現象—檢舉魔人！有多少人被檢舉過受罰呢? 外師Alex對這個現象又有什麼樣的看法呢? 大家點開文章來看看吧！
The headline says it all: is it for society’s benefit or one person’s own advantage that Taiwan pays people for dobbing in their fellow citizens? ‘Do-gooders’ may be less controversially labelled as such when they volunteer at charities or help strangers in the street. However, when they are hiding in bushes taking pictures, or driving around filming everything they see in order to catch someone in the act of some minor infraction, can they still be seen as doing something good for society? Clearly from this article, ‘Auntie Sue’ the notorious informant was seen as a menace herself, when surely the whole point of the cash-for-informing system was supposed to decrease the levels of anti-social behaviour in society. What kind of society is it that rewards citizens to inform on their neighbours, friends and families? Ask citizens of former and current Communist countries and the answer is not likely to be positive or inspiring, as it leads to distrust and endless cycles of revenge and betrayal.
Then again, what kind of society is it where ‘respect for the rule of law’ is just a phrase bandied around to impress other country’s governments? If such anti-social behaviour in the form of littering, spitting, traffic violations and the like are so rife, why is it that the police don’t enforce this better? Some may argue that education is the answer, but that could be countered with the fact that students and citizens in Taiwan have been receiving civics classes and education about environmental protection for several decades already. What are the solutions to this conundrum?
上面的貼文內容是我們的實力派外師Alex，針對每週一篇英文文章閱讀後，親自寫出的批判性思考文（不是copy & paste的東西啊）。旨在讓同學知道如何用不同的角度來讀文章。你可以選擇先讀Alex寫的批判文，也可以選擇先讀本次的英文文章連結，但最好兩處都要閱讀才能達到最好的效果。
Alex是我們的御用老師，每週都會幫梅姨、托托、慕華、金金上英文課。目前星期一晚上有開一班 #里茲螞蟻外師應用英文課程 ，程度高級，充滿知識性與深度。有開放單次付費上課。若你想學習用英文來深度探討各項主題，check it out！