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陶傑 – 蠟燭邏輯

一名強烈親中愛國人士兼新民黨員大聲疾呼,指二十五年前的「六四」沒有殺過人,愛國組織又另行「擺檔」,指出當年「六四暴徒屠殺解放軍」的「另類真相」,據說觸怒了很多巿民,包括良心知識份子,不過,文化多元,對於這些不同的「真相」,也應該多包容。

中國人活一輩子,彷彿就是為了發掘數不清的「真相」:大躍進餓死四千萬人真相、林彪事件真相、薄熙來垮台真相、大老虎貪腐真相。今年香港「六四」,多了許多疑似施激將法、變相「催谷」人數的愛國中國人,指出六四沒有殺人。這些中國人到底是押注習近平永不「平反六四」,還是像智者李純恩的論述:如果出席燭光會的香港人今年「小貓三四隻」,表示本土意識高漲,「大中華膠」思想遭受香港下一代唾棄,為了「兩害相權取其輕」,中國寧願燭光會滿座。

李純恩懂得中國的門道。「兩害相權取其輕」是高超的政治藝術,天真無邪的香港人,包括旺角師奶、社工、知識份子學者、報紙編輯,如果有這種智商,兩年前唐英年與梁振英相鬥,這些人就不會因厭惡唐先生的婚外情和僭建而聲稱「寧願揀隻狼」,現在,香港終於得到(Deserves)了梁振英,自作自受,實可喜可賀也。
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陶傑 – 國王與我

梁班子「國民教育」教科書,被指向香港中國下一代政治洗腦,攻擊西方民主,指美國「政黨惡鬥,人民當災」。中國就不同了,是「進步、無私、團結的執政集團」

貶低別國,頌揚本國,這種「國民教育」,像百老滙經典音樂劇「國王與我」裏的一場戲。

「國王與我」講十九世紀英國宮廷女教師安娜,受僱於暹羅王,來到曼谷王宮,教暹羅王幾十個子女西方文明,拯救他們脫離愚昧無知。

第一天,安娜看見王妃在教孩子地理課,掛一張暹羅製的印支地圖,圖中的暹羅國,畫得不符比例地特別大,其他的國家,都縮得特別小。王妃指着正中的大暹羅,尖聲說:「暹羅,是世界的中心,很大!」(Siam, the centre of the world, very big!) 然後又比劃着近鄰的緬甸,叫嚷:「緬甸,小!」(Burma, small!) 小孩都拍手,歡笑一片。
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Paul Mooney – Self-censorship in SCMP

On April 22, Wang Xiangwei, the new editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post,informed me that my contract with the newspaper would not be renewed when it expired on May 21. I can’t say I was surprised.

Sitting in a hotel restaurant in Hong Kong on a hot April day, Wang stared down at the table as the conversation began, seemingly unwilling to make eye contact. After a few minutes of chit chat, I asked him directly about my contract. He fidgeted and said he would not be able to renew it due to budget problems.

To me it was clear that this was a political decision. For seven months, he had basically blocked me from writing any China stories for the newspaper. During that period, I only had two stories in the China pages of the newspaper–one on panda bears and one on compensation for AIDS victims. Some two dozen other story suggestions went unanswered by the China Desk–in one case a story was approved, but the editor told me Wang had overruled him. A half-dozen emails to Wang pleading to write more for the newspaper went unanswered.
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