Thursday, November 06, 2008

麥凱恩是真君子

帝國帝位爭奪戰終由第一位有色人種 – 灰種人(黑 + 白)奧芭瑪勝出。若認為灰種人的奧芭瑪當選看似未能完馬丁.路德.金的黑人當政之夢實在是誤會了老金的「公平」精神:老金的主張不若極端女權份子般非要將男性踐踏在其鐵蹄下,而是追求「非以膚色而是內涵定高低的公平國度」(I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character):只要所有膚色者能在公平環境下爭取民心繼而獲選,無論當選的是白、是黑、是黃是藍還是灰,老金都應能含笑九泉!


但整場帝國爭霸戰中最令老頭老淚縱橫的不是有色人種當選,相反是落選的老麥的認輸演說!



老麥充份表達成熟民主政制最可貴的本質:選舉時固然互相開火,但一旦勝負分明,落敗者便應磊落認輸、進而支持得勝者而非抽其後腿!整篇演說精句多的是:

不止官式的恭賀“To congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love… I deeply admire and commend him for achieving”,而且感激帝國予所有人希望:“I've always believed that America offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. Senator Obama believes that, too”

更有一份「老吾老以及人之老」的同理心。若奧芭瑪最後關頭不赴夏威夷,只怕他勝出後亦後悔一世:“I applaud him for it, and offer him my sincere sympathy that his beloved grandmother did not live to see this day”

畢竟是同在一國,吵完後仍應團結:“I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited. Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans”

與整篇比較下這句好像比較普通:“We fought -- we fought as hard as we could. And though we feel short, the failure is mine, not yours”

所有候選人都有犯錯,當然亦有我在內、勇於承擔的真漢子:“Every candidate makes mistakes, and I'm sure I made my share of them”

相對於什麼制度,這才是值得學習的地方!老麥已行將入木,只怕下屆難再見到他再度出戰;但望奧芭瑪勝不驕、Palin敗不餒:聞說副總統候選人Palin屢敗屢戰、絕不放棄!衷心希望無論是2012年、還是2016年甚至更久,總有Palin步上國際舞台上代表全體帝國子民與列國交往的一日…

5 comments:

  1. Palin 就慘啲,呢鋪出咗嚟,畀班 MSM 射到成身箭。反而 Louisiana 個印度裔州長 Bobby Jindal 夠後生又係移民之後,仲有高學歷 (Rhodes Scholar),今次暫時潛龍勿用,下次餐士唔弱也。

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  2. 歐美政客落敗都落落大方,唔似小特區個啲咩周師奶咁,賴三賴四,賴屎放屁。

    palin,我唔認為佢慘。佢只係不自量力。區區阿拉斯加州長,出黎唔以謙遜自居反而自吹自擂自暴短,為官又其身不正,如果有見識應該知未係自己既時候。不過佢又未必輸實,今趟佢贏哂知名度啦,如果黎緊呢8年有進步就未可知,但個人認為佢真係朽木一塊,不可雕也。

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  3. 奧巴馬只係披住黑人血統嘅白人政客。你睇返佢教育背景(哥大政治系+Harvard Law School)同佢價值觀,佢活脫脫就係一個典型美國律師出身嘅藍血人,就咁望落去根本係第二個雪茄總統!!
    香港Naive傳媒將佢當選講成係黑人熬出頭來只係一個低能到極嘅美麗誤會(反而鮑老一介黑人軍人出身做到secretary of states就真係黑人熬出頭來好例子,至少佢冇OBAMA咁藍血).....

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  4. I think He doesn't have a choice...
    and he seems like he is ready for the lose.

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