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Captain Underpants Vs. The Public School System – BlameTheFirst – Medium
American pop culture routinely mocks public education, yet criticizing public schools remains politically taboo.
By BlameTheFirst

Captain Underpants follows a longstanding tradition within American pop culture of lampooning the education system. Yet while the mainstream media routinely mocks public schools, criticizing the school system remains politically taboo. So why the cognitive dissonance?

Betsy DeVos is cutting Obama’s student loan protections. She also owns a student loan debt collection agency. This is why conservatism is a sham: small, starved government sounds fiscally responsible until you realize that the people doing the gutting are simply looking for the government’s market share.
—  Levi Olson
The villains here aren’t southern rednecks or neo-Nazi skinheads, or the so-called “alt-right”. They’re middle-class white liberals. The kind of people who read this website. The kind of people who shop at Trader Joe’s, donate to the ACLU and would have voted for Obama a third time if they could. Good people. Nice people. Your parents, probably. The thing Get Out does so well – and the thing that will rankle with some viewers – is to show how, however unintentionally, these same people can make life so hard and uncomfortable for black people. It exposes a liberal ignorance and hubris that has been allowed to fester. It’s an attitude, an arrogance which in the film leads to a horrific final solution, but in reality leads to a complacency that is just as dangerous.