女皇2010聖誕廣播

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我諗曾爵士至會咁膠,同埋MC Jin聖誕咁重要嘅節目大叫起錨,搞到大家過節氣氛有損。由於女皇每年喺House of Commons同House of Lords發表嘅施政文告,叫做Queen’s Speech,所以,女皇聖誕廣播正式係叫Christmas Broadcast。喺英國皇室嘅網頁,有齊由1952年第一篇女皇聖誕廣播,到今年嘅所有全文,想學英文嘅可以慢慢刨。

你話一個國家有無大國嘅恢宏態度,可以由元首喺重要節日演辭上睇到。由於女皇聖誕廣播不單涵蓋聯合王國本身,仲包括所有奉女皇為元首嘅國家,所以女皇聖誕廣播係避免有任何聯合王國國旗出現,好似2009年嘅女皇文告,講駐阿富汗士兵果陣,同時提及加拿大、澳洲、新加坡、紐西蘭呢四個現時仍然係英聯邦成員,兼且會廣播女皇賀辭嘅國家(BBC World Services喺新加坡係Mediacorp撥出FM頻道廣播,呢個係李光耀長期以嚟嘅堅持,小弟喺立法會講過,RTHK Radio 6應該改用FM廣播,當然好似陳鑑林呢類無國際視野嘅土共一定反對)。只不過,呢個文告本身,都會反映聯合王國當前一啲狀況。而今年演辭係好例子。

中國領導講和諧,一般會講咗去河蟹,即係打壓異見。但女皇聖誕賀辭,以KJV聖經嘅源頭講起,所謂嘅和諧,就係不同人等平起平坐下,以談判尋求共識。

由於聯合王國2012年會係奧運舉辦國,所以演辭難免開始同奧運有關,曾德成講體育,只係講香港運動員有幾威,但女皇講體育,係講體育對整個社會德育嘅重要性:

Four hundred years later, it is as important as ever to build communities and create harmony, and one of the most powerful ways of doing this is through sport and games. During this past year of abundant sporting events, I have seen for myself just how important sport is in bringing people together from all backgrounds, from all walks of life and from all age-groups.

Apart from developing physical fitness, sport and games can also teach vital social skills. None can be enjoyed without abiding by the rules, and no team can hope to succeed without cooperation between the players. This sort of positive team spirit can benefit communities, companies and enterprises of all kinds.

As the success of recent Paralympics bears witness, a love of sport also has the power to help rehabilitate. One only has to think of the injured men and women of the Armed Forces to see how an interest in games and sport can speed recovery and renew a sense of purpose, enjoyment and comradeship.

Right around the world, people gather to compete under standard rules and, in most cases, in a spirit of friendly rivalry. Competitors know that, to succeed, they must respect their opponents; very often, they like each other too.

Sportsmen and women often speak of the enormous pride they have in representing their country, a sense of belonging to a wider family. We see this vividly at the Commonwealth Games, for example, which is known to many as the Friendly Games and where I am sure you have noticed that it is always the competitors from the smallest countries who receive the loudest cheers.

中國人喺方面嘅德育修養,小弟可以用令人蒙羞嚟形容。女皇唔係強調體育對聯合王國點好點好,講係體育活動點樣促進人與人之間合作,遵守法規(呢樣嘢中國人最差),尊重對手,Paralympics(我唔用殘奧會呢個名,太爛,詳情見Rachel喺2008年嘅舊文)點樣幫助因戰爭而肢體有缺陷嘅人,曾爵士仲敢講香港一定Sure Win,真係諗起都火滾。

你話乜嘢叫「天朝大國」,英國有呢種氣度,一定唔係今日嘅中華人民共和國,中華人民共和國喺方面,真係同蠻夷無異。

後話:今年聖誕賀辭,出現三個種族嘅細路仔,其中非洲裔同華裔嘅小學生,喺女皇面前朗讀,非洲裔係代表聯合王國本土、眾多皇室屬地、加拿大、澳洲、牙買加等非洲裔人,而華裔係英聯邦其中一個重要種族,除咗香港三百五十萬女皇臣民,聯合王國本土、澳洲、加拿大、紐西蘭眾多華裔公民外,仲包括新加坡二百幾萬華裔,以及馬來西亞嘅華裔,包括馬來西亞公民,以及持英國海外公民身份嘅女皇臣民,但點解無印巴裔就有啲費解。

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4 responses to “女皇2010聖誕廣播

  1. 沒署名

    大陸與香港政府視運動比賽為培養狹隘愛國主義、鞏固建制的手段, 為求勝利往往不擇手段, 無視運動員健康, 踐踏比賽規則, 摒棄體育精神.

  2. KMB59

    共產國家利用奧運金牌表現本身的制度「優越」。

  3. Kevin Liu

    Just loving this! I love UK!

  4. Henry Chan

    獨裁國家視金牌為政治上的工具

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