2005年10月22日

a beacon for freedom-loving nations

"South Africa has been a beacon for freedom-loving nations and what you have here is not only about the past but also about the future."


問:上記は南アフリカを訪問中のある政治家の発言である。誰の発言であるか、ア〜ウから1つ選んで記号で答えなさい。

ア) ジャック・ストロー英外相(元人権派弁護士)
イ) コリン・パウエル元米国務長官(元軍人)
ウ) ジェリー・アダムズ英国下院議員、シン・フェイン党党首(元???)続きを読む
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2005年05月30日

The words "Islamic militants" are like a spell. - Michael Portillo

The Uzbek regime allows America to use the former Soviet airbase at Khanabad. The US is to build a pipeline across Uzbekistan and Afghanistan to the Arabian Sea. The words "Islamic militants" are like a spell. Mumble those words and the Americans will forget that they love democracy and freedom.
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-- source: Michael Portillo, "Gorgeous George batters Bush's beautiful fairy tale", 22 May 2005, The Sunday Times


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It echoed loudly within him because he was hollow at the core. - Josef Conrad

ジョゼフ・コンラッド,『闇の奥』より:source
They only showed that Mr. Kurtz lacked restraint in the gratification of his various lusts, that there was something wanting in him -- some small matter which, when the pressing need arose, could not be found under his magnificent eloquence. Whether he knew of this deficiency himself I can't say. I think the knowledge came to him at last -- only at the very last. But the wilderness had found him out early, and had taken on him a terrible vengeance for the fantastic invasion. I think it had whispered to him things about himself which he did not know, things of which he had no conception till he took counsel with this great solitude -- and the whisper had proved irresistibly fascinating. It echoed loudly within him because he was hollow at the core. . . . I put down the glass, and the head that had appeared near enough to be spoken to seemed at once to have leaped away from me into inaccessible distance.


以下,teanotwarにポストしたFaizaさんblogの翻訳。続きを読む
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2005年05月26日

Awareness of the living pain of so many can have different effects on each of us.

Awareness of the living pain of so many can have different effects on each of us.


Therefore we cannot self-righteously approve of some forms of violence against others with whom we disagree and disapprove of it from other sources.
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Hypocrisy and self-righteousness are as alien to nonviolence as nuclear weapons and for the same reason - they destroy our humanity: so we have to be extremely vigilant about our own motives, and yet prepared to challenge violence, in season and out, whoever the perpetrators may be.


-- from "East Timor - the Northern Ireland Connection", a speech by Mairead Maguire in Dublin, Friday 8th November, 1996続きを読む
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2005年04月25日

Mikhail Gorbachev: "It suffers from the sickness, the disease of being the victor and it needs to cure itself from this disease."

"I think Russia is ready to cooperate. Now the question is, is the United States -- which is the only remaining superpower -- is the United States ready to do this? I think not myself," Gorbachev said.
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"I think the United States is sick. It suffers from the sickness, the disease of being the victor and it needs to cure itself from this disease."
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He said the United States should not suggest that other countries have no need for nuclear weapons while it retains a large arsenal itself.
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"They say other people don't need it, but what kind of law is this that they are advocating? It's the law of the jungle," he said.


http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/04/20/gorb.nuke/index.html
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2004年12月09日

I was told that the only place I would get something like that passed is North Korea: a Scottish MP

‘Dreadful’ Christmas hits should be banned from high street, says MP
http://www.sundayherald.com/46422

英国下院議員のStephen Poundさんは,今国会で,ある案件について議員立法したくてたまらない。

そこで,それが可能であるかどうかを調べたときに他の人から言われたのが次。
I was told that the only place I would get something like that passed is North Korea.
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そんな法案が通せるとすれば,それは北朝鮮だけだと言われた。


……以下,支離滅裂です。続きを読む
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2004年11月13日

2004年10月21日

或る詩人

大股に歩るきながら
そして私は考へるのだ、
とにかくわれわれは
敵に憎まれる必要がある、
その必要のためにのみ
貴重な口を開け、
大事な足を前に出せ、
傍若無人の行為は許されてゐるのだ、
――傍若無人はいけない、
といふものがあれば、それは味方ではない敵だ、
……
――小熊秀雄、「月の光を浴びて」
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2004年07月19日

「フランスのユダヤ人はなるべく早くイスラエルへ移住せよ」(アリエル・シャロン)

Mr Sharon said his advice to French Jews was that moving to Israel was "a must and they have to move immediately".
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from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/
3904943.stm
続きを読む
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