「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Saturday, September 08, 2012

明天就是立法會投票日

明天就是立法會投票日



明早九月九日早晨,有登記的選民,便可以到票站投票。


【明報專訊】星期日便是立法會選舉,今次選舉有 320萬名選民可以「一人兩票」,為了讓選民熟悉選舉方式,當局設立模擬票站讓市民嘗試投票。

政制及內地事務局長 譚志源 昨日提醒,選民投票時須出示身分證,票站主任會提供兩張選票給選民,一張是地區直選選票,另一張是「超級議席」選票,地區直選選票候選人排序是由 1、2、3開始,餘此類推,選票是橫排的,上面有藍邊,背面有藍色圖案,選民要在心儀的候選人旁印上一個「剔」印。

他續說,「超級議席」選票是直排的,篇幅較小,候選人排序為以 8開始,由801至 807,選民可在選票上印上一個「剔」印,如印上超過一個,或有其他的文字或符號在選票上,便有可能成為廢票,故此是「一人兩票,每票一印」。

現場將有 3款投票箱,藍色為地區直選,白色為超級區議會的,紅色的為其他功能界別。



過去數星期都被擺街站的候選人,和他她們的助選團,還有不知是否受薪的工作人員,不同程度的支擾。有次還給建制派的工作人員,圍著教我如何蓋“剔”印,當然是剔建制派的候選人,至此我還未有動氣,心想鬼叫《嗜悲》樣衰,生成好像個目不識丁的文盲!


回歸之後歷屆立法會選舉,我雖然都是登記選民,但每次我都沒有去票站投票,我是 apolitical 政治冷感,覺得沒有需要投票。就算有關於《德育及國名教育》的爭拗,也只是指出“黨情教育 ≠ 國民教育”。不過,到了今次九月九日的立法會 Legco Election,因為最近三次事件,我親眼目睹親耳聽聞,覺得我要改變了!


吳克儉

吳克儉接受國際台《時事縱橫》節目訪問時表示,贊成的人其實更多:「若你看看香港的學生數目,單是小學生便有四十萬名,加上家長數目更是過百萬,(主持人:即是你認為沉默大多數支持國民教育),我相信是。」 (看片)

歪理連篇辭窮屈人!



梁愛詩

基本法委員會副主任 梁愛詩,對於民間反對國民教育科大聯盟,在政府總部外絕食,呼籲大家理性討論,認為絕食及強佔的方法,會令香港成為無政府狀態。 (看片)

亂扣帽子誤導中央!



林鄭月娥

林司長週五接受《有線電視》的訪談,談到近日《國民教育》,林鄭很煽情地聲淚俱下,但到當記者發問,高官、司長、和特首們都把子女送到外國受教育,包括林鄭月娥的兒子,而其他家長留港的學童,需要接受《國民教育》,問她有甚麽回應 。。。。。林鄭推說這是很她和同事們私人的生活鋪排 。。。。。。。。是他們的家庭是私生活的一部份,就收口不再說話,記者唯有問其他問題。 (看片)

你死你賤令人齒冷!



到此,我這個 apolitical 政治冷感的小男人,就九月九日星期日的立法會議員選舉,我將會行使我的權利,投下我手上的兩票 !




後記:
週五晚回老家與老爸老媽飯聚,閒談中由閒話家常,講到仁安醫院初生嬰孩因落產鉗死亡事故,又談到週日的立法會選舉,再轉到近日鬧得熱哄哄的《國民教育》。。。。。


嗜悲媽透露原來 嗜悲 出生時都是用 forceps 鉗出來,嗜悲媽 說幸好沒有察覺到有腦骨折出血。嗄!Oh my God,難怪我一生魯鈍,原來不是先天生成的啊,哀哉!哀哉!


之後,再談到《國民教育》官民雙方爭持,本來只是 吳克儉《教育局》,對 黃之鋒《學民思潮》Plus 陳惜姿《家長關注組》,是兩方面的矛盾,但政府卻加入了 胡紅玉《開展德育及國民教育科委員會》,心空媽問:為何這個成立不足一月的怪胎,會夾在雙方中間呢?


都是 嗜悲媽 心水清!政府方面初時不肯與 黃之鋒《學民思潮》Plus 陳惜姿《家長關注組》直接談判,到週五林鄭月娥 在《有線新聞》訪談中,還是不停要求反對派,要先向 胡紅玉 的《開展德育及國民教育科委員會》提出意見,政府在收到 胡紅玉 的匯報後,就會盡快作出相應的行動。



林鄭 又說只要開幾次會就成,政府是想要 buy time,企圖跨過週日的選舉後,等立法會議席有結果出來後,才看清楚時勢方作反應,個中是否存在陰謀呢?


若 建制派 能在週日立法會選舉中,保著大多數議席,那末就睬你都傻!若 建制派 大敗,就有理由作出撤回《德育及國民教育科》的行動,最後還可以多留一手,準備一拍兩散!


希望梁政府只是利用 胡紅玉 的《開展德育及國民教育科委員會》做中間人,推說只是聽了 胡紅玉 的《開展德育及國民教育科委員會》的意見,而非在 黃之鋒《學民思潮》Plus 陳惜姿《家長關注組》壓力下 give in,找個下台階這麽單純吧。


政治真的污穢,我當初持着 apolitical 政治冷感是對的,不過今次我已經 get involved,決定利用我手上的兩票表達我的不滿,但要選那兩個候選人呢?真是頭痛!



後後記:
週六早上看報,行政長官 梁振英 發信邀請《學民思潮》、《國民教育家長關注組》及《教協》代表,在不設任何前提下,與 梁振英 和《開展德育及國民教育科委員會》主席 胡紅玉 對話,盡快解決推行國民教育科的爭議。


為何還硬要加入《開展德育及國民教育科委員會》這個怪胎呢?個中是否存在更大的陰謀呢?


還有,明報社評:林鄭月娥感觸落淚 市民應該同聲一哭

【明報社評】政府官員之中,民望最高的政務司長林鄭月娥接受電視台訪問時,一度感觸落淚,其後她解釋感觸皆因政府不受市民信任和受猜忌,與國教科無關。

林鄭月娥在訪問中,主要談國教科爭議和她在新政府兩個多月工作的感受,其中有不少怪責市民不信任特首和政府之言,對梁振英也多所維護。

不過,林鄭月娥對新政府施政表現並無反思,難道新政府迄今施政真的完美嗎?事實肯定並非如此。所以,林鄭月娥豆大的淚珠,未能掩飾她對問題的認知和掌握不足





林鄭月娥以政府不受市民信任和受猜忌而感觸落淚,對於廣大市民而言,面對執迷不悟的政府,更有理由同聲一哭!



想閱讀《明報社評》全文去可以點擊:《連結 Link》





伸延閱覽:
一人兩票 每票一印 新浪新聞網
吳克儉:沉默大多數都支持國民教育科 Youtube.com
梁愛詩指絕食強佔使港變無政府狀態 有線新聞
林鄭月娥專訪半小時版(一) 有線新聞
林鄭月娥專訪半小時版(二) 有線新聞
林鄭月娥感觸落淚 市民應該同聲一哭 雅虎新聞網



我的舊文:
是誰嚷我不再沉默?
無政府狀態





Friday, September 07, 2012

Obama‘s Speech

Obama‘s Speech



美國民主黨在北卡羅連納州夏洛特市舉行的民主黨大會,現任總統 奧巴馬 發表演說,接受黨員的提名。奧巴馬 的口才了得,講究天下無敵,做就有心無力,四年來美國沒有喜色,為求再次當選,近年重返西太平洋,把中國妖魔化,再挑起 渤海、黃海、東海、南海國家與中國矛盾,國內把失業率高企,貿易赤字歸咎中國,製造共同敵人。


September 7, 2012 (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Text of President Barack Obama's remarks Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the Obama campaign:


Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud . but don't get any ideas, you're still going to class tomorrow. And Joe Biden, thank you for being the best vice president I could ever hope for.

Madam Chairwoman, delegates, I accept your nomination for president of the United States.

The first time I addressed this convention in 2004, I was a younger man; a senate candidate from Illinois who spoke about hope- not blind optimism or wishful thinking, but hope in the face of difficulty; hope in the face of uncertainty; that dogged faith in the future which has pushed this nation forward, even when the odds are great; even when the road is long.

Eight years later, that hope has been tested- by the cost of war; by one of the worst economic crises in history; and by political gridlock that's left us wondering whether it's still possible to tackle the challenges of our time.

I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly. Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising. If you're sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me- so am I.

But when all is said and done- when you pick up that ballot to vote- you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. Over the next few years, big decisions will be made in Washington, on jobs and the economy; taxes and deficits; energy and education; war and peace- decisions that will have a huge impact on our lives and our children's lives for decades to come.

On every issue, the choice you face won't be just between two candidates or two parties.

It will be a choice between two different paths for America.

A choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future.

Ours is a fight to restore the values that built the largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever known; the values my grandfather defended as a soldier in Patton's Army; the values that drove my grandmother to work on a bomber assembly line while he was gone.

They knew they were part of something larger- a nation that triumphed over fascism and depression; a nation where the most innovative businesses turned out the world's best products, and everyone shared in the pride and success- from the corner office to the factory floor. My grandparents were given the chance to go to college, buy their first home, and fulfill the basic bargain at the heart of America's story: the promise that hard work will pay off; that responsibility will be rewarded; that everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules- from Main Street to Wall Street to Washington, D.C.

I ran for president because I saw that basic bargain slipping away. I began my career helping people in the shadow of a shuttered steel mill, at a time when too many good jobs were starting to move overseas. And by 2008, we had seen nearly a decade in which families struggled with costs that kept rising but paychecks that didn't; racking up more and more debt just to make the mortgage or pay tuition; to put gas in the car or food on the table. And when the house of cards collapsed in the Great Recession, millions of innocent Americans lost their jobs, their homes, and their life savings- a tragedy from which we are still fighting to recover.

Now, our friends at the Republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with America, but they didn't have much to say about how they'd make it right. They want your vote, but they don't want you to know their plan. And that's because all they have to offer is the same prescription they've had for the last thirty years:

"Have a surplus? Try a tax cut."

"Deficit too high? Try another."

"Feel a cold coming on? Take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning!"

Now, I've cut taxes for those who need it- middle-class families and small businesses. But I don't believe that another round of tax breaks for millionaires will bring good jobs to our shores, or pay down our deficit. I don't believe that firing teachers or kicking students off financial aid will grow the economy, or help us compete with the scientists and engineers coming out of China. After all that we've been through, I don't believe that rolling back regulations on Wall Street will help the small businesswoman expand, or the laid-off construction worker keep his home. We've been there, we've tried that, and we're not going back. We're moving forward.

I won't pretend the path I'm offering is quick or easy. I never have. You didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth. And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. It will require common effort, shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one. And by the way- those of us who carry on his party's legacy should remember that not every problem can be remedied with another government program or dictate from Washington.

But know this, America: Our problems can be solved. Our challenges can be met. The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place. And I'm asking you to choose that future. I'm asking you to rally around a set of goals for your country- goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit; a real, achievable plan that will lead to new jobs, more opportunity, and rebuild this economy on a stronger foundation. That's what we can do in the next four years, and that's why I'm running for a second term as president of the United States.

We can choose a future where we export more products and outsource fewer jobs. After a decade that was defined by what we bought and borrowed, we're getting back to basics, and doing what America has always done best:

We're making things again.

I've met workers in Detroit and Toledo who feared they'd never build another American car. Today, they can't build them fast enough, because we reinvented a dying auto industry that's back on top of the world.

I've worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to America- not because our workers make less pay, but because we make better products. Because we work harder and smarter than anyone else.

I've signed trade agreements that are helping our companies sell more goods to millions of new customers- goods that are stamped with three proud words: Made in America.

After a decade of decline, this country created over half a million manufacturing jobs in the last two and a half years. And now you have a choice: we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here, in the United States of America. We can help big factories and small businesses double their exports, and if we choose this path, we can create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years. You can make that happen. You can choose that future.

You can choose the path where we control more of our own energy. After 30 years of inaction, we raised fuel standards so that by the middle of the next decade, cars and trucks will go twice as far on a gallon of gas. We've doubled our use of renewable energy, and thousands of Americans have jobs today building wind turbines and long-lasting batteries. In the last year alone, we cut oil imports by 1 million barrels a day- more than any administration in recent history. And today, the United States of America is less dependent on foreign oil than at any time in nearly two decades.

Now you have a choice- between a strategy that reverses this progress, or one that builds on it. We've opened millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration in the last three years, and we'll open more. But unlike my opponent, I will not let oil companies write this country's energy plan, or endanger our coastlines, or collect another $4 billion in corporate welfare from our taxpayers.

We're offering a better path- a future where we keep investing in wind and solar and clean coal; where farmers and scientists harness new biofuels to power our cars and trucks; where construction workers build homes and factories that waste less energy; where we develop a hundred year supply of natural gas that's right beneath our feet. If you choose this path, we can cut our oil imports in half by 2020 and support more than 600,000 new jobs in natural gas alone.

And yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet- because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They're a threat to our children's future. And in this election, you can do something about it.

You can choose a future where more Americans have the chance to gain the skills they need to compete, no matter how old they are or how much money they have. Education was the gateway to opportunity for me. It was the gateway for Michelle. And now more than ever, it is the gateway to a middle-class life.

For the first time in a generation, nearly every state has answered our call to raise their standards for teaching and learning. Some of the worst schools in the country have made real gains in math and reading. Millions of students are paying less for college today because we finally took on a system that wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on banks and lenders.

And now you have a choice- we can gut education, or we can decide that in the United States of America, no child should have her dreams deferred because of a crowded classroom or a crumbling school. No family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter because they don't have the money. No company should have to look for workers in China because they couldn't find any with the right skills here at home.

Government has a role in this. But teachers must inspire; principals must lead; parents must instill a thirst for learning, and students, you've got to do the work. And together, I promise you- we can out-educate and out-compete any country on Earth. Help me recruit 100,000 math and science teachers in the next ten years, and improve early childhood education. Help give 2 million workers the chance to learn skills at their community college that will lead directly to a job. Help us work with colleges and universities to cut in half the growth of tuition costs over the next 10 years. We can meet that goal together. You can choose that future for America.

In a world of new threats and new challenges, you can choose leadership that has been tested and proven. Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq. We did. I promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11. We have. We've blunted the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014, our longest war will be over. A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al-Qaida is on the path to defeat, and Osama bin Laden is dead.

Tonight, we pay tribute to the Americans who still serve in harm's way. We are forever in debt to a generation whose sacrifice has made this country safer and more respected. We will never forget you. And so long as I'm commander in chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. When you take off the uniform, we will serve you as well as you've served us- because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they need when they come home.

Around the world, we've strengthened old alliances and forged new coalitions to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. We've reasserted our power across the Pacific and stood up to China on behalf of our workers. From Burma to Libya to South Sudan, we have advanced the rights and dignity of all human beings- men and women; Christians and Muslims and Jews.

But for all the progress we've made, challenges remain. Terrorist plots must be disrupted. Europe's crisis must be contained. Our commitment to Israel's security must not waver, and neither must our pursuit of peace. The Iranian government must face a world that stays united against its nuclear ambitions. The historic change sweeping across the Arab World must be defined not by the iron fist of a dictator or the hate of extremists, but by the hopes and aspirations of ordinary people who are reaching for the same rights that we celebrate today.

So now we face a choice. My opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy, but from all that we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost America so dearly.

After all, you don't call Russia our number one enemy- and not al-Qaida- unless you're still stuck in a Cold War time warp. You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can't visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally. My opponent said it was "tragic" to end the war in Iraq, and he won't tell us how he'll end the war in Afghanistan. I have, and I will. And while my opponent would spend more money on military hardware that our joint chiefs don't even want, I'll use the money we're no longer spending on war to pay down our debt and put more people back to work- rebuilding roads and bridges; schools and runways. After two wars that have cost us thousands of lives and over a trillion dollars, it's time to do some nation-building right here at home.

You can choose a future where we reduce our deficit without wrecking our middle class. Independent analysis shows that my plan would cut our deficits by $4 trillion. Last summer, I worked with Republicans in Congress to cut $1 trillion in spending- because those of us who believe government can be a force for good should work harder than anyone to reform it, so that it's leaner, more efficient, and more responsive to the American people.

I want to reform the tax code so that it's simple, fair, and asks the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on incomes over $250,000- the same rate we had when Bill Clinton was president; the same rate we had when our economy created nearly 23 million new jobs, the biggest surplus in history, and a lot of millionaires to boot.

Now, I'm still eager to reach an agreement based on the principles of my bipartisan debt commission. No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Gov. Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy- well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I'm president, I never will.

I refuse to ask middle class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut. I refuse to ask students to pay more for college; or kick children out of Head Start programs, or eliminate health insurance for millions of Americans who are poor, elderly, or disabled- all so those with the most can pay less.

And I will never turn Medicare into a voucher. No American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. They should retire with the care and dignity they have earned. Yes, we will reform and strengthen Medicare for the long haul, but we'll do it by reducing the cost of health care- not by asking seniors to pay thousands of dollars more. And we will keep the promise of Social Security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it- not by turning it over to Wall Street.

This is the choice we now face. This is what the election comes down to. Over and over, we have been told by our opponents that bigger tax cuts and fewer regulations are the only way; that since government can't do everything, it should do almost nothing. If you can't afford health insurance, hope that you don't get sick. If a company releases toxic pollution into the air your children breathe, well, that's just the price of progress. If you can't afford to start a business or go to college, take my opponent's advice and "borrow money from your parents."

You know what? That's not who we are. That's not what this country's about. As Americans, we believe we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights- rights that no man or government can take away. We insist on personal responsibility and we celebrate individual initiative. We're not entitled to success. We have to earn it. We honor the strivers, the dreamers, the risk-takers who have always been the driving force behind our free enterprise system- the greatest engine of growth and prosperity the world has ever known.

But we also believe in something called citizenship- a word at the very heart of our founding, at the very essence of our democracy; the idea that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another, and to future generations.

We believe that when a CEO pays his autoworkers enough to buy the cars that they build, the whole company does better.

We believe that when a family can no longer be tricked into signing a mortgage they can't afford, that family is protected, but so is the value of other people's homes, and so is the entire economy.

We believe that a little girl who's offered an escape from poverty by a great teacher or a grant for college could become the founder of the next Google, or the scientist who cures cancer, or the President of the United States- and it's in our power to give her that chance.

We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone. We don't want handouts for people who refuse to help themselves, and we don't want bailouts for banks that break the rules. We don't think government can solve all our problems. But we don't think that government is the source of all our problems- any more than are welfare recipients, or corporations, or unions, or immigrants, or gays, or any other group we're told to blame for our troubles.

Because we understand that this democracy is ours.

We, the people, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.

As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us. It's about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government.

So you see, the election four years ago wasn't about me. It was about you. My fellow citizens- you were the change.

You're the reason there's a little girl with a heart disorder in Phoenix who'll get the surgery she needs because an insurance company can't limit her coverage. You did that.

You're the reason a young man in Colorado who never thought he'd be able to afford his dream of earning a medical degree is about to get that chance. You made that possible.

You're the reason a young immigrant who grew up here and went to school here and pledged allegiance to our flag will no longer be deported from the only country she's ever called home; why selfless soldiers won't be kicked out of the military because of who they are or who they love; why thousands of families have finally been able to say to the loved ones who served us so bravely: "Welcome home."

If you turn away now- if you buy into the cynicism that the change we fought for isn't possible. well, change will not happen. If you give up on the idea that your voice can make a difference, then other voices will fill the void: lobbyists and special interests; the people with the $10 million checks who are trying to buy this election and those who are making it harder for you to vote; Washington politicians who want to decide who you can marry, or control health care choices that women should make for themselves.

Only you can make sure that doesn't happen. Only you have the power to move us forward.

I recognize that times have changed since I first spoke to this convention. The times have changed- and so have I.

I'm no longer just a candidate. I'm the president. I know what it means to send young Americans into battle, for I have held in my arms the mothers and fathers of those who didn't return. I've shared the pain of families who've lost their homes, and the frustration of workers who've lost their jobs. If the critics are right that I've made all my decisions based on polls, then I must not be very good at reading them. And while I'm proud of what we've achieved together, I'm far more mindful of my own failings, knowing exactly what Lincoln meant when he said, "I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go."

But as I stand here tonight, I have never been more hopeful about America. Not because I think I have all the answers. Not because I'm naïve about the magnitude of our challenges.

I'm hopeful because of you.

The young woman I met at a science fair who won national recognition for her biology research while living with her family at a homeless shelter- she gives me hope.

The auto worker who won the lottery after his plant almost closed, but kept coming to work every day, and bought flags for his whole town and one of the cars that he built to surprise his wife- he gives me hope.

The family business in Warroad, Minn., that didn't lay off a single one of their four thousand employees during this recession, even when their competitors shut down dozens of plants, even when it meant the owners gave up some perks and pay- because they understood their biggest asset was the community and the workers who helped build that business- they give me hope.

And I think about the young sailor I met at Walter Reed hospital, still recovering from a grenade attack that would cause him to have his leg amputated above the knee. Six months ago, I would watch him walk into a White House dinner honoring those who served in Iraq, tall and 20 pounds heavier, dashing in his uniform, with a big grin on his face; sturdy on his new leg. And I remember how a few months after that I would watch him on a bicycle, racing with his fellow wounded warriors on a sparkling spring day, inspiring other heroes who had just begun the hard path he had traveled.

He gives me hope.

I don't know what party these men and women belong to. I don't know if they'll vote for me. But I know that their spirit defines us. They remind me, in the words of scripture, that ours is a "future filled with hope."

And if you share that faith with me- if you share that hope with me- I ask you tonight for your vote.

If you reject the notion that this nation's promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election.

If you reject the notion that our government is forever beholden to the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election.

If you believe that new plants and factories can dot our landscape; that new energy can power our future; that new schools can provide ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers; if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules, then I need you to vote this November.

America, I never said this journey would be easy, and I won't promise that now. Yes, our path is harder- but it leads to a better place. Yes our road is longer- but we travel it together. We don't turn back. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up. We draw strength from our victories, and we learn from our mistakes, but we keep our eyes fixed on that distant horizon, knowing that providence is with us, and that we are surely blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on earth.

Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless these United States.



揹着十六萬億美元的國債,還在全世界利用軍備優勢,稱王稱霸指指點點,這就是美國人的將來!




Thursday, September 06, 2012

Michelle Obama said

Michelle Obama said



曾有位美國籍的朋友開玩笑:美國人僅有的一天可以行使民主就是投票選總統日!僅得一任總統的 奧巴馬 未敢言退,成為當然《民主黨》的總統候選人。


他的夫人為夫先上台為夫掠陣:


Transcript of first lady Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery:

Thank you so much, Elaine...we are so grateful for your family's service and sacrifice...and we will always have your back.

Over the past few years as First Lady, I have had the extraordinary privilege of traveling all across this country.

And everywhere I've gone, in the people I've met, and the stories I've heard, I have seen the very best of the American spirit.

I have seen it in the incredible kindness and warmth that people have shown me and my family, especially our girls.

I've seen it in teachers in a near-bankrupt school district who vowed to keep teaching without pay.

I've seen it in people who become heroes at a moment's notice, diving into harm's way to save others...flying across the country to put out a fire...driving for hours to bail out a flooded town.

And I've seen it in our men and women in uniform and our proud military families...in wounded warriors who tell me they're not just going to walk again, they're going to run, and they're going to run marathons...in the young man blinded by a bomb in Afghanistan who said, simply, "...I'd give my eyes 100 times again to have the chance to do what I have done and what I can still do."

Every day, the people I meet inspire me...every day, they make me proud...every day they remind me how blessed we are to live in the greatest nation on earth.

Serving as your First Lady is an honor and a privilege...but back when we first came together four years ago, I still had some concerns about this journey we'd begun.

While I believed deeply in my husband's vision for this country...and I was certain he would make an extraordinary President...like any mother, I was worried about what it would mean for our girls if he got that chance.

How would we keep them grounded under the glare of the national spotlight?

How would they feel being uprooted from their school, their friends, and the only home they'd ever known?

Our life before moving to Washington was filled with simple joys...Saturdays at soccer games, Sundays at grandma's house...and a date night for Barack and me was either dinner or a movie, because as an exhausted mom, I couldn't stay awake for both.

And the truth is, I loved the life we had built for our girls...I deeply loved the man I had built that life with...and I didn't want that to change if he became President.

I loved Barack just the way he was.

You see, even though back then Barack was a Senator and a presidential candidate...to me, he was still the guy who'd picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, I could actually see the pavement going by through a hole in the passenger side door...he was the guy whose proudest possession was a coffee table he'd found in a dumpster, and whose only pair of decent shoes was half a size too small.

But when Barack started telling me about his family – that's when I knew I had found a kindred spirit, someone whose values and upbringing were so much like mine.

You see, Barack and I were both raised by families who didn't have much in the way of money or material possessions but who had given us something far more valuable – their unconditional love, their unflinching sacrifice, and the chance to go places they had never imagined for themselves.

My father was a pump operator at the city water plant, and he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when my brother and I were young.

And even as a kid, I knew there were plenty of days when he was in pain...I knew there were plenty of mornings when it was a struggle for him to simply get out of bed.

But every morning, I watched my father wake up with a smile, grab his walker, prop himself up against the bathroom sink, and slowly shave and button his uniform.

And when he returned home after a long day's work, my brother and I would stand at the top of the stairs to our little apartment, patiently waiting to greet him...watching as he reached down to lift one leg, and then the other, to slowly climb his way into our arms.

But despite these challenges, my dad hardly ever missed a day of work...he and my mom were determined to give me and my brother the kind of education they could only dream of.

And when my brother and I finally made it to college, nearly all of our tuition came from student loans and grants.

But my dad still had to pay a tiny portion of that tuition himself.

And every semester, he was determined to pay that bill right on time, even taking out loans when he fell short.

He was so proud to be sending his kids to college...and he made sure we never missed a registration deadline because his check was late.

You see, for my dad, that's what it meant to be a man.

Like so many of us, that was the measure of his success in life – being able to earn a decent living that allowed him to support his family.

And as I got to know Barack, I realized that even though he'd grown up all the way across the country, he'd been brought up just like me.

Barack was raised by a single mother who struggled to pay the bills, and by grandparents who stepped in when she needed help.

Barack's grandmother started out as a secretary at a community bank...and she moved quickly up the ranks...but like so many women, she hit a glass ceiling.

And for years, men no more qualified than she was – men she had actually trained – were promoted up the ladder ahead of her, earning more and more money while Barack's family continued to scrape by.

But day after day, she kept on waking up at dawn to catch the bus...arriving at work before anyone else...giving her best without complaint or regret.

And she would often tell Barack, "So long as you kids do well, Bar, that's all that really matters."

Like so many American families, our families weren't asking for much.

They didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did...in fact, they admired it.

They simply believed in that fundamental American promise that, even if you don't start out with much, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do, then you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids.

That's how they raised us...that's what we learned from their example.

We learned about dignity and decency – that how hard you work matters more than how much you make...that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself.

We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters...that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules...and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.

We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean...and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.

Those are the values Barack and I – and so many of you – are trying to pass on to our own children.

That's who we are.

And standing before you four years ago, I knew that I didn't want any of that to change if Barack became President.

Well, today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are – it reveals who you are.

You see, I've gotten to see up close and personal what being president really looks like.

And I've seen how the issues that come across a President's desk are always the hard ones – the problems where no amount of data or numbers will get you to the right answer...the judgment calls where the stakes are so high, and there is no margin for error.

And as President, you can get all kinds of advice from all kinds of people.

But at the end of the day, when it comes time to make that decision, as President, all you have to guide you are your values, and your vision, and the life experiences that make you who you are.

So when it comes to rebuilding our economy, Barack is thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother.

He's thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day's work.

That's why he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help women get equal pay for equal work.

That's why he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet.

That's how he brought our economy from the brink of collapse to creating jobs again – jobs you can raise a family on, good jobs right here in the United States of America.

When it comes to the health of our families, Barack refused to listen to all those folks who told him to leave health reform for another day, another president.

He didn't care whether it was the easy thing to do politically – that's not how he was raised – he cared that it was the right thing to do.

He did it because he believes that here in America, our grandparents should be able to afford their medicine...our kids should be able to see a doctor when they're sick...and no one in this country should ever go broke because of an accident or illness.

And he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care...that's what my husband stands for.

When it comes to giving our kids the education they deserve, Barack knows that like me and like so many of you, he never could've attended college without financial aid.

And believe it or not, when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bills were actually higher than our mortgage.

We were so young, so in love, and so in debt.

That's why Barack has fought so hard to increase student aid and keep interest rates down, because he wants every young person to fulfill their promise and be able to attend college without a mountain of debt.

So in the end, for Barack, these issues aren't political – they're personal.

Because Barack knows what it means when a family struggles.

He knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids.

Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it...and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we're from, or what we look like, or who we love.

And he believes that when you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity...you do not slam it shut behind you...you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.

So when people ask me whether being in the White House has changed my husband, I can honestly say that when it comes to his character, and his convictions, and his heart, Barack Obama is still the same man I fell in love with all those years ago.

He's the same man who started his career by turning down high paying jobs and instead working in struggling neighborhoods where a steel plant had shut down, fighting to rebuild those communities and get folks back to work...because for Barack, success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives.

He's the same man who, when our girls were first born, would anxiously check their cribs every few minutes to ensure they were still breathing, proudly showing them off to everyone we knew.

That's the man who sits down with me and our girls for dinner nearly every night, patiently answering their questions about issues in the news, and strategizing about middle school friendships.

That's the man I see in those quiet moments late at night, hunched over his desk, poring over the letters people have sent him.

The letter from the father struggling to pay his bills...from the woman dying of cancer whose insurance company won't cover her care...from the young person with so much promise but so few opportunities.

I see the concern in his eyes...and I hear the determination in his voice as he tells me, "You won't believe what these folks are going through, Michelle...it's not right. We've got to keep working to fix this. We've got so much more to do."

I see how those stories – our collection of struggles and hopes and dreams – I see how that's what drives Barack Obama every single day.

And I didn't think it was possible, but today, I love my husband even more than I did four years ago...even more than I did 23 years ago, when we first met.

I love that he's never forgotten how he started.

I love that we can trust Barack to do what he says he's going to do, even when it's hard – especially when it's hard.

I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as "us" and "them" – he doesn't care whether you're a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above...he knows that we all love our country...and he's always ready to listen to good ideas...he's always looking for the very best in everyone he meets.

And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we're all sweating it – when we're worried that the bill won't pass, and it seems like all is lost – Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise.

Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward...with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace.

And he reminds me that we are playing a long game here...and that change is hard, and change is slow, and it never happens all at once.

But eventually we get there, we always do.

We get there because of folks like my Dad...folks like Barack's grandmother...men and women who said to themselves, "I may not have a chance to fulfill my dreams, but maybe my children will...maybe my grandchildren will."

So many of us stand here tonight because of their sacrifice, and longing, and steadfast love...because time and again, they swallowed their fears and doubts and did what was hard.

So today, when the challenges we face start to seem overwhelming – or even impossible – let us never forget that doing the impossible is the history of this nation...it's who we are as Americans...it's how this country was built.

And if our parents and grandparents could toil and struggle for us...if they could raise beams of steel to the sky, send a man to the moon, and connect the world with the touch of a button...then surely we can keep on sacrificing and building for our own kids and grandkids.

And if so many brave men and women could wear our country's uniform and sacrifice their lives for our most fundamental rights...then surely we can do our part as citizens of this great democracy to exercise those rights...surely, we can get to the polls and make our voices heard on Election Day.

If farmers and blacksmiths could win independence from an empire...if immigrants could leave behind everything they knew for a better life on our shores...if women could be dragged to jail for seeking the vote...if a generation could defeat a depression, and define greatness for all time...if a young preacher could lift us to the mountaintop with his righteous dream...and if proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love...then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream.

Because in the end, more than anything else, that is the story of this country – the story of unwavering hope grounded in unyielding struggle.

That is what has made my story, and Barack's story, and so many other American stories possible.

And I say all of this tonight not just as First Lady...and not just as a wife.

You see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still "mom-in-chief."

My daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world.

But today, I have none of those worries from four years ago about whether Barack and I were doing what's best for our girls.

Because today, I know from experience that if I truly want to leave a better world for my daughters, and all our sons and daughters...if we want to give all our children a foundation for their dreams and opportunities worthy of their promise...if we want to give them that sense of limitless possibility – that belief that here in America, there is always something better out there if you're willing to work for it...then we must work like never before...and we must once again come together and stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward...my husband, our President, President Barack Obama.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.



週四晚,奧巴馬 就會出場發表提名演說,我很有興趣聽聽!



Wednesday, September 05, 2012

無政府狀態

無政府狀態



基本法委員會副主任 梁愛詩,對於民間反對國民教育科大聯盟,在政府總部外絕食,呼籲大家理性討論,認為絕食及強佔的方法,會令香港成為無政府狀態。


在公司蛇竇內吹水,大多存疑 梁愛詩 副主任,她老人家自己究竟有沒有去過政府總部外,親自慰問絕食學生,和之後加入的絕食社會各界人士,梁婆婆既然沒有親自去過視察一番,就下了這個結論,是否存在偏頗偏見。


【星島日報】對於民間反對國民教育科大聯盟在政府總部外絕食,基本法委員會副主任梁愛詩呼籲大家理性討論,認為絕食及強佔的方法,會令香港成為無政府狀態。

學民思潮黃之鋒批評梁言論未能體察民情,國民教育家展關注組發言人陳惜姿亦不明白大聯盟行動如何導致無政府狀態。

《基本法》委員會副主任、前律政司司長梁愛詩認為,國民教育科已成立諮詢小組,認為諮詢範圍很闊,大家應理性去討論,有秩序地坐下商討,她又認為,絕食與強佔的方法,會令香港成為無政府狀態,相信大部分市民不希望見到這個情況。梁愛詩又說,政府無說過有逼切性推行國民教育科。

國民教育家長關注組發言人陳惜姿表示,不明白絕食及佔領政府總部行動,如何導致無政府狀態。學民思潮召集人黃之鋒更指摘梁愛詩對絕食人士的言論,是不體察民情及含血噴人。他認為社會過去十多個月,已有足夠討論,毋須加入委員會商討。他又指佔領中環行動中,並無出現無政府狀態,批評梁愛詩講法無理。



依照有去過政府總部外聲援的同事們,那裡秩序井然和平得很,比起強國子民聚集的尖沙咀廣東道,還要和平有序。至今絕食及佔領政府總部行動,並沒有導致所謂無政府狀態,有關團體的自治自律,比起有警察巡視的地區還要安全,並未有傳出盜竊、強搶、打劫、強姦、偷窺、傷人、兇殺、刑毀事件,反之在過去的幾天,有警察巡視的全港九新界各區,都有不斷有罪案發生。


基於:『沒有調查就沒有發言權!』我決定自己也親自去一趟,被佔領的天馬艦政府總部,在不騷擾絕食人士們的前提,感受一下梁愛詩說的《無政府狀態》是怎麽樣的,也看看究竟有沒有出現無政府狀態呢?


至於有沒有臥底便衣警察潛伏滲透人群,西環可能派出強國特工扮成支持者,等到遲些去做破壞攪抹黑呢?暫時我要 give them the benefit of Doubt,但確實不能排除這個可能!



後記:
昨天雖然逗留不很久,但覺得秩序井然,黃耀明的出現令在場集會人士興奮一陣,但是沒有過激的行動,也不見有被破壞痕跡,梁婆婆所謂的無政府狀態,實際上現場自治人人自律,不覺得安全受到威脅。

【有線新聞】反對國民教育科大聯盟昨晚繼續在政府總部集會,大會估計有一萬人出席。警方指,晚上九時半,有六千三百人。

昨晚再有四名絕食人士不適要退出。學聯發起大專生下星期二罷課。大聯盟指,梁振英取消離港,應該花多點時間處理他們的訴求。

入夜後,政府總部廣場繼續坐滿人,添美道行人路對開天橋都迫滿人。歌聲掀起集會高潮。絕食的教師黃克簾、大律師潘淑英及兩名大學生晚上都退出,他批評梁振英沒有親身回應群眾。

下午學聯發起新行動,呼籲下星期二大專生罷課,十間大專院校的學生會都會參與。其他集會人士就以不同方式表達不滿。

在絕食行列,就再加入三個新面孔。年紀最大的絕食人士韓連山,身體沒有大礙。(看片)




《嗜悲加註》:

嗜悲 發覺另一段《有線電視》新聞報導

【有線新聞】反對國民教育科大聯盟繼續佔領政府總部的行動,又指除了正在絕食的七人之外,下午會有多九人加入絕食。 (看片)


原本新聞片段末,有線新聞記者特別加插了一段介紹,指出負責組織的每天都把集會後的廢物分類才處理,而且還會把廣場打掃清潔,因此廣場是頗清潔的!


但下午再看時,同一個地址,片段已經被和諧掉了!原有片段也變成另一段新聞片段,連文字稿也被改掉了 。。。。。


【有線新聞】反對國民教育科大聯盟繼續佔領">政府總部的行動, 下午再有多九人加入絕食。其中八名新加入絕食行列的人士,包括岑建勳,全部都已經五、六十歲,自稱是七十年代社運老兵團,他們曾經在七十年代參與社會運動,部份是當年《雙周刊》的成員和曾經參與保衛釣魚台運動,他們稱會無限期絕食,爭取撤回國民教育科。


後後記:

同日 胡紅玉 又出來講話。

【明報專訊】 開展德育及國民教育科委員會主席胡紅玉表示,撤或不撤國教科、獨立成科或跨科目成科都可以談。

胡紅玉下午會見傳媒,她說,今天剛和政務司長林鄭月娥見過面,再次確認委員的職權是很廣泛的,而政府對這議題亦是很有伸縮性的。

她又說,3年開展期不是上限。9月底,委員會將會開會,然後把建議和觀點交給政府,希望政府盡快回應。她呼籲,各方面團體提交意見,而她亦會陸續發出邀請,希望和各方商談。



胡紅玉 一向給人有智慧的形象,是前《平等機會委員會》和《消費者委員會》主席,梁振英 成為特首委任她入行政會議。


【有線新聞】開展德育及國民教育科委員會主席胡紅玉,進一步澄清委員會職權,指與政務司司長討論後,確定是否撤回國民教育科都可以討論,並已致函反對國教科的團體邀請對話,希望打破僵局。


胡紅玉稱,得到政務司長林鄭月娥確認,委員會的職權可無所不談,包括撤科或不撤科。而有學校已開展國教科,她稱在三年開展期內,學校可以自由發揮。

對於學生馬拉松式集會反對國民教育,胡紅玉則表示非常尊敬他們。

胡紅玉已經致函教協和家長關注組等團體,邀請在政府總部集會的人士與她溝通對話,希望打破僵局,找出大家都同意的空間。 (看片)



卿本佳人奈何甘做醜婦 ???願意接着燙手山芋,成為《開展德育及國民教育科委員會》主席後,幾天來愈講愈多,連她自己都不敢相信的謊話,可惜!可惜!還是胡小姐為了將來的仕途鋪路?當官做特區官員真的是光宗耀祖麽?唉!奈何!奈何!


《嗜悲再加註》:

網友 微豆兄 回應


Haricot...
Fear of the govt losing control of the situation (失去對局勢的控制),which is not the same as anarchy (無政府狀態)。

the inner space said...
微豆兄:梁愛詩很受北京信任,她的想法會左右中央,對今次的反對《國民教育》定性。《無政府狀態》是出自梁愛詩之口,不是我強加於她老人家的!我明白: losing control of the situation (失去對局勢的控制),which is not the same as anarchy (無政府狀態),所以梁愛詩是亂扣帽子誤導中央!


須知有名的《四二六社論》,就是中央把《天安門學運》,定性為《動亂》,發表了:《必須旗幟鮮明地反對動亂》社論(又稱「四·二六社論」)是中華人民共和國官方《人民日報》於1989年4月26日在頭版頭條刊發的社論,內容針對之前全國各地學生因悼念中共前總書記胡耀邦而發展出來的學生遊行活動進行了批評,並將學生活動定性為動亂。(摘自維基百科)






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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

擇善固執 從善如流

擇善固執 從善如流



嗜悲 初時還以為自己誤解了《擇善固執》和《從善如流》,故此特意上網蒐集資料。


首先:擇善固執

【網上蒐集】「擇善固執」一詞語出《禮記˙中庸》,其內容為:「誠者,天之道也;誠之者,人之道也;誠者,不勉而中,不思而得,從容中道,聖人也,誠之者,擇善而固執之者也。」

「中庸之道」是甚麽?現在大多數人都解為﹕不執兩邊,只走「中道」; 錯了!正確答案是﹕「執中」。何謂「執中」?就是緊緊地掌握形勢,時時找到最準確的道理或方向,不斷更正,堅持而行。這是一條很重要的原則,任何人、任何地、任何事,能夠這樣,就無不順利!

《中庸》開宗明義就說﹕「君子中庸,小人反中庸。君子之中庸也,君子而時中;小人之中庸也,小人而無忌憚也。」時中就是「時時找到最準確的道理或方向,不斷更正,堅持而行。」

《中庸》會強調「誠之者,人之道」,「誠之者,擇善而固執之者也」。「中庸」即是人之道,也就是「擇善固執」。把握了這四個字,才會進而宣稱:君子之中庸,表現為「時中」,亦即「隨時以處中」。正由於擇善固執是出於一個人的「誠之」,合乎為人之道,所以可說「惟天下至誠,為能盡其性」。



至於:從善如流


【網上蒐集】「從善如流」這句成語出自《左傳.成公八年》。春秋時,列國林立且彼此征伐不斷。根據《左傳.成公六年》的記載,該年秋天,楚國率兵攻打鄭國,當時和鄭國訂有盟約的晉國於是派兵前往援助,並且還乘機攻打臨近的蔡國。楚軍一聽到消息之後,馬上動員申、息二地的軍隊,準備援救蔡國。

這時,晉軍將領趙同、趙括向主帥欒書建議正面迎擊,向楚國進軍。正當欒書準備下令時,知莊子、范文子、韓獻子三人卻勸他說:「我們是來援救鄭國的,鄭國的危機解除,我們不但不退兵,還去攻打蔡國,已經是不義之戰了,現在還觸怒楚國,真打起來一定贏不了。就算贏了,也不是件光榮的事,反而自取其辱,不如退兵吧!」欒書聽了覺得很有道理,因此決定撤軍。

這種能接受部屬提出好意見的處事態度,在《左傳.成公八年》就提到說,晉軍得以屢獲戰功,多在於欒書能聽從知莊子等三人的建議,另如能擄獲沈國國君揖初也是一個明顯的例子。因此對於欒書攻打沈國獲勝的這件事,就有君子評論說:「從善如流,宜哉!」意思是說聽從好的、正確的意見,是最適當的行為。

典源又見《左傳.昭公十三年》。「從善如流」的故事在此處則是表述楚國的公子比不得民心,也不像齊桓公那樣重用人才,聽從正確的意見,因此無法得到王位。後來,「從善如流」被用來比喻樂於接受別人好的意見。



梁振英 上週五行出來做騷,卻被 黃之鋒 同學 拒絕握手,面懵懵地離開後,週一晚上派了 林鄭月娥司長、吳克儉局長、胡紅玉主席三人,排排企並由 林鄭 出口解話,並且拋出:『擇善固執的堅定 從善如流的勇氣』豪語!


【有線新聞】林鄭月娥 就反國民教育集會見傳媒,她澄清無計劃找警方清場。 她聽到市民對課題未有完全掌握,國民教育科能令學生掌握世界觀,國民教育科重視德行及價值觀培養。她重申政府反對「洗腦」或教育,推行國民教育科學校有自主權,社會討論不應只討論是否撤回此科,學校不用教育局參考教材亦可以。

政府明白關注因此成立特別委員會,胡紅玉已說明委員會探討內容廣泛,政府非常重視委員會的意見,政府亦會積極考慮委員會的意見,而推行科目時要更尊重學校自主權,不應只就是否撤回此科而作溝通。 (看片)



經過一晚 梁振英 週二早晨又出來,但不是面對反對人士,他縮在某一角發表了講話,不過繼續做人肉錄音機,播出同樣的錄音講話。有趣的是《有線電視》也懶得把他的講話文字化,整段新聞只有廿三個字的文字稿:『行政長官梁振英就民間反對德育及國民教育科見傳媒』,故此沒有 easy method,各位要自己去看去聽吧!


【有線新聞】行政長官梁振英就民間反對德育及國民教育科見傳媒。 (看片)


週五早晨之後經過週六週日週一共四天,週二早晨 梁振英 都是同一套說話,就是想踢反對者加入《德育及國民教育專責委員會》,但最多只可以給兩三個入會,人丁單薄面對一班橡皮圖章。在委員會中得三人對二十多人,只能算是極小數派,若需要投票表決就一定輸實,就算是發言時間都有限,試問這就是 梁振英 和他的智囊,用四天才度出來的死橋,這些安排怎能讓人信服呢!


距離九月九日,還有不夠一個禮拜少於七天,立法會就舉行重選了,選民看完這一幕,手執選票的選民可以 exercise:擇善固執的堅定,從善如流的勇氣,投下今屆特有的一人兩票。



後記:

午後 師兄 email 了一段文章來:反國教科大象出現 政府染讓步恐懼症

【李先知】反對國民教育獨立成科的抗爭運動持續,且勢頭愈趨強勁,連日來都有成千上萬的民眾,包括大批年輕學生,在新政府總部外聚集,要求政府撤回國教科,搶先開科的學校如沙田浸信會呂明才小學,成為傳媒追訪焦點,絕大部分受訪家長都要求撤銷或押後開科。

形勢對特區政府非常不利,儘管政務司長林鄭月娥晚上說的一番話放軟了口氣,但梁振英領導的新政府始終像是染了讓步恐懼症,一直未有任何實質讓步,國教科爭議看來極有可能延續到本周末立法會選舉投票時分,對今屆選舉結果相信有舉足輕重的影響。

行政會議非官守召集人林煥光曾以「大象」來形容政府讓步時的民意勢頭,意思是反對國教科的民意力量若真的很強大,有如大象出現那樣無可掩飾迴避,政府便會承認和作出相應的表示。

經過這幾天的群眾運動,以及連串的民意調查,相信大部分理智的人都會同意,反對國教科的大象已經出現,如果政府視而不見,繼續自說自話,將要付出極沉重的政治代價。

政府內部真的不知道形勢嚴峻嗎?當然不是。為什麼遲遲不讓步?據了解內情的消息人士透露,政府高層最少有三重顧慮,令特首舉棋不定。

首先,特區政府顧慮北京的看法。推動國教科的工作雖然是曾蔭權政府留下的政治炸彈,但這是因應國家主席胡錦濤 2007年訪港主持回歸 10周年慶典時的囑咐,籌備數年才推出的措施,若梁振英剛上場便因為民眾示威遊行而推翻政策,很難向中央領導人交代,會被視為軟弱的表現,日後向中央爭取其他方面的支持將異常困難。

其次,特區政府顧慮公務員和建制派的看法。國民教育獨立成科一事,走完了所有政府制訂政策的程序,有許多專業的教育官員曾經為政策蓋章,也得到不少行會和立會建制派人士的支持,建制派議員還為此在立法會選舉中受了不少抨擊,如果特區政府「話撤就撤」,之前押注支持政府的建制人士難免感到被出賣,往後政府將更難爭取建制派的全力支持。

其三,特區政府顧慮反對者的看法,擔心讓了步仍「不收貨」。有建制中人坦言,抗爭者要求的是全盤否定國民教育,要徹底取消在學校以任何形式推展國民教育,就算政府讓步,例如將 3年推展期延長至 4年甚或 5年,絕食學生也不會同意,只會繼續指摘政府施展緩兵之計,這樣政府讓步將變成白讓,仍然無法為事件降溫。

不過,也有頭腦較清醒的建制中人認為,事到如今已不可能不讓步,否則只會激化抗爭運動,令所有響應政府政策率先推展國教科的學校成為炮灰,令大部分學校對國教科採取抵制立場,甚至杯葛一些過去沒有爭議的與內地交流的活動,令過去 15年艱苦建立的國民教育基礎毀諸一旦。

更有可能刺激周日大批民主派支持者出來投票,顛覆建制派的選情,權衡利害下,還是讓步較合算,反正推展國民教育是千秋功業,不在乎一朝一夕,特區政府如能押後開展期,在沒有既定立場和沒有政治前提下重新諮詢,就算激進的示威者「不收貨」,也有望得到大多數香港人的認同,在政治上站穩陣腳。



敢於說謊的特首 梁振英 未上任就開始為自己豪宅內的僭建物,利用一個謊言冚之前一個謊言,即是大話冚大話,大話愈說愈大,到冚不到就推說在適當時機,才一次過交代清楚。連國際知名的《時代雜誌 Time Magazine》 都曾經問過:Can Hong Kong Trust This Man?



九月五日各大報章刊載了特首的文章:《上任兩個月》。梁振英 自己讚自己,在兩個月內派錢的共 11項目,並自詡為「穩中求變 適度有為」,「成熟一項推一項」,「急市民所急」,兩個月的工作成果,得到市民對我們工作的肯定,云云。卻隻字不提《僭建事件》,曾經應允全港市民將會作出交代,現今變成遙遙無期!




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