矛盾女人的六四回應

我的美麗佚事 and I have very different experience. I was old enough to watch, Live, on HK TV and on CNN how things unfolded (ended with the tanks rolling in). I was in HK at the time and old enough to participate in the million-people march in 1989.

It is very painful and deeply saddened for me to read this excerpt from 我的美麗佚事 (emphasis added),

我從來沒有扭曲六四,因爲我根本就不在乎,歷史上有哪一個政治人物不是踩著衆人的屍體往上爬的?[K: How about the forming of Canada? And the Canadian politicians?] 香港人要平反六四,只是因爲大家根本就看不透政治的醜惡。大家糊裏糊塗的,就成了別人的政治籌碼,多麽不值得?當然,我不見得比大家聰明多少,因爲幸福的我活在前人用鮮血建立起來的民主制度下,固然能夠自說自話。

我只想說,香港人,不要太看得起自己。内地十幾億的人口,隨手挑一個都比你強!現在内地當官的已經不全是貪官了,當中政治人才比比皆是,他們根本沒把香港這個夕陽城市放在眼裏。你以爲共產黨還是八九年的那堆老頭嗎?現在中央政府不知道高明了多少,連美國政府都得給他們面子,更何況一個小小的香港?

香港的那些所謂的政治人物幾乎都是白痴。空有一堆熱誠有個屁用?政治玩的是手腕與耐性,而不是天天興沖沖跑上街頭大喊大叫。君不見共產黨這幾年越來越不動聲色了麽?[K: Really? Try mention Tibet anywhere in the world! And see what the Chinese gov will do.] 敵不動我不動、敵動我更不動!沉住氣,等待最好的機會才來個大反擊。因爲他們一動,只會讓敵人更加團結,所以他們現在只會暗地裏分化,給甲一些甜頭讓乙妒忌,再給乙一點好處讓甲不爽。否則的話,那些甲乙丙丁怎能在内地賺大錢呢?

在國際舞臺上,中國已經學會了用炎黃子孫的智慧來和西方國家周旋,變成強國也是指日可待的事情。一個強國必須有勇氣面對自己的過失才不至於成爲笑柄,所以我覺得平反六四是遲早的事情,但一定不會是因爲香港人。

I have no plan nor hope to convince assenav. And assenav’s view of China may be shared by a few (or even many) Chinese in the mainland China. And on this point, let me end this blog entry with a note on what I see Canada, as a country, can aspire to become, just to contrast the above view of China’s international role.

I will spare you my usual boring and long diatribe expressing my love of Multiculturalism as a Canadian national policy. I just want to mention that we may not have the power of military might (like the U.S.) or power of money and foreign reserves (like China) but our encompassing diverse Canadian society gives us the power to understand, to mediate and most important of all, to appreciate others who are different from us. Our understanding and appreciation of others make us strong and vibrant while these skills also make us valuable in international trade and other business and non-business endeavours.

4 Responses to 矛盾女人的六四回應

  1. hevangel says:

    Maybe we should ask Assenav, how do you sure you won’t be 被踩在頭上讓人家上去。It’s not about any individual Chinese official, the problem is on the whole political system.

  2. assenav says:

    sorry to sadden you, this is a very rare blog entry of me regarding politics. it’s eventually a blog about beauty and makeup, haha.

    just two things. first, if you mention tibet, i believe every chinese will throw stones on you but the chinese government will do nothing because it’s just not necessary because there’s enough “punishment” from the chinese people.

    second, if you appreciate the differences, then try to appreciate the different culture and political systems between china and the west.

    i have to make it clear, i do not like china, but i do like the business opportunities in china.

  3. assenav says:

    to hevangel,

    if someone ‘step on my head and go upwards’, that means i am a loser and i will accept it. although it’s sad….

    politics is never perfect and there are lots of problems in china, but china is making an effort to improve and it takes time.

  4. kempton says:

    assenav,

    Why should any discussion of Tibet (e.g. how the people have been treated or mistreated by the Chinese government) lead to stones throwing instead of mature discussions?

    Do Chinese angry youth (憤青) think so illogical that they are unwilling and unable to engage in reasoned discussions?

    Appreciating the differences between Chinese culture and western thinking doesn’t mean that one has to compromise in turning black to white or confusing between wrong and right.

    assenav, I don’t know how to respond to what you wrote stop short of engaging in a long discussion and debate.

    In your response to hevangel you wrote “… but china is making an effort to improve and it takes time”. Well, 20 years is a long time and has it taken “enough time”? Or “it takes time” simply an excuse to never do anything?

    Of course, absolute power is so intoxicating that it is not easy to give up but then it is not as impossible.

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