太田述正コラム#3418(2009.7.26)
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 記事の紹介です。

 これ↓は、あらゆる分野にあてはまります。

 「・・・<将棋では、>一般人とプロの差よりも、プロと超一流の差の方が大き<い>・・・」
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/culture/shogi/090726/shg0907260730000-n1.htm

 そう↓、再軍備と諜報機関の設立、つまりは日本の独立を宗主国たる米国が促したのに、日本の吉田茂を始めとする保守政治家達と外務省を始めとする官僚機構はそれを頑なに拒み、対米従属という退嬰的な道を選んで今日に至っているのです。

 ・・・日本が独立するにあたり、GHQ(連合国軍総司令部)はCIAに情報活動を引き継いだ。米側は52年12月27日、吉田茂首相や緒方副総理と面談し、日本側の担当機関を置くよう要請。政府情報機関「内閣調査室」を創設した緒方は日本版CIA構想を提案した。日本版CIAは外務省の抵抗や世論の反対で頓挫する・・・
 CIAの「緒方<竹虎>ファイル」は、戦後の日本政治が、東西冷戦の下、水面下でも米国の強い影響を受けながら動いていた様を示している。米情報機関が日本の首相を「作り」、政府を「動かせる」という記述は生々しい。・・・
 自民党に代わり政権を担おうとしている民主党が、ここに来て、対米政策を相次いで見直したのは、日本の政界が、政党の新旧を問わず、半世紀以上前から続く「対米追随」の型を今なお引きずっているようにも見える。・・・
http://mainichi.jp/select/world/news/20090726k0000m030117000c.html

 ゲーツ・ハーバード大学教授逮捕事件の続きです。

 エリート黒人の人気と黒人一般への差別意識(ないしはプロファイル分析)とが現在の米国で両立しているってわけです。↓

 ・・・Folks in these communities have Black friends and co-workers. They vote for Obama. They have all of Michael Jackson's and Miles Davis's recordings. But when they see a Black man at their door or their neighbor's door and he is not wearing a postal, FedEx or UPS uniform, they see thief, burglar or worse. And, they have no regret or remorse for that visceral reaction.・・・
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/24/AR2009072402937_pf.html

 これを契機に、米国におけるヒスパニックと黒人の問題が、改めて併せて論じられ始めています。↓

 ・・・timing was also a probable factor in this brouhaha. The entire week before Gates's arrest was consumed with reports of the congressional hearings for Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor. She would be the first Hispanic and only the third woman sitting in our highest court. Hence, racial resentment had already been simmering on the shock-jock media burners. ・・・
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/26/obama-race-patricia-williams-america
 ヒスパニックと黒人に対する差別意識ないしプロファイル分析の背景にある客観的状況です。↓

 ・・・the nation's latest unemployment numbers show. African Americans have close to double the joblessness of whites, while the unemployment rate among Latinos is a third higher than that of whites. In a nation that is rapidly becoming more racially diverse, these are destabilizing disparities in power and class. In the professional world, blacks and Hispanics make up a mere 4 percent to 6 percent of the nation's lawyers, doctors and engineers. ・・・
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/24/AR2009072402101_pf.html
 ・・・most of those incarcerated(受刑者達) are black and Hispanic men. (They constitute approximately two-thirds of those being held in state prisons and municipal jails.) ・・・
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/26/opinion/26loury.html?ref=opinion&pagewanted=print

 繰り返します。トルーマンは小物でした。↓

 ・・・Truman -- a biblical literalist and a Christian Zionist -- had long been a fierce believer in Jewish statehood for reasons both religious and moral. The Old Testament(旧約聖書) said that Jews belonged in Israel. And Truman was appalled by the Holocaust (which gave him nightmares), as well as by the scandalously poor treatment of postwar Jewish refugees in European displaced-persons camps. And so this “simple man” waged a long and often bitter diplomatic campaign to help ensure that the Jews got a country of their own. ・・・
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/26/books/review/Tepperman-t.html?ref=world&pagewanted=print

 この↑ようにトルーマンも一生懸命協力したイスラエル建国だった(コラム#2534)わけですが、同国の建国の父達は何とも人間的な人々だったようです。↓

 ・・・He describes the first Zionists(シオニスト達) to settle 19th-century Palestine as “hippies,” so drunk on Tolstoy that they craved the peasant toil denied them in Russia, where Jews couldn’t own land. “They built their ideology around a few paragraphs from ‘Anna Karenina.’ ” Of 300 Russian Jews who signed on for the first voyage to Palestine, only 15 made it. “The rest got distracted. Met a girl -- gone. Were moved by a line of poetry -- gone.”
 In Cohen’s hands, even the stone-faced leaders who carried Israel into statehood can seem vulnerable. On the eve of the Six-Day War in 1967, Yitzhak Rabin suffered a nervous collapse, was given a pill and was put to bed. The Yom Kippur War in 1973 so panicked Moshe Dayan that he flipped out in “the Pit,” a military bunker beneath Tel Aviv. Golda Meir also broke down during the 1973 conflict ? “Her eyes were weepy and wild, and she spoke of suicide.”・・・
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/26/books/review/Horwitz-t.html?hpw=&pagewanted=print

 ウーム、事実婚や私生児だらけのフランスで、性意識の「後退」が見られるとは!↓

 ・・・For decades, the French have relished any opportunity to mock Americans for their supposed childish Yankee puritainisme when it comes to matters of sex. These days, though, France is experiencing its own blush of youthful prudishness(性的潔癖さ) as an entire generation of younger French women say "non, merci" to the summer tradition of topless sun bathing.・・・
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1912685,00.html

 日本人の性的エネルギーの減退、中性化はここまで来たか。↓

 ・・・Nisan(にいさん) is part of a thriving subculture of men and women in Japan who indulge in real relationships with imaginary characters. These 2-D lovers, as they are called, are a subset of otaku culture-- the obsessive fandom that has surrounded anime, manga and video games in Japan in the last decade.・・・
 According to many who study the phenomenon, the rise of 2-D love can be attributed in part to the difficulty many young Japanese have in navigating modern romantic life. According to a government survey, more than a quarter of men and women between the ages of 30 and 34 are virgins; 50 percent of men and women in Japan do not have friends of the opposite sex. ・・・
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/26/magazine/26FOB-2DLove-t.html?ref=world
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