太田述正コラム#4925(2011.8.12)
<皆さんとディスカッション(続x1291)>

<太田>(ツイッターより)

 ボクのツイッターもお盆休みです・・ってワケないんだけど、パタっと投稿も来なくなっちゃったね。
 お盆と正月に故郷の親やご先祖様のところに帰るって人間主義であるぞなもし。
 残念ながらボクには帰るところはないけれど、追憶に浸ることはできる。

 このところ、英国の大暴動の報道を追いかけているわけだが、ただ今現在<(=昨夜)>はサラディンのことを書いている。
 サラディンはシーア派のファーティマ朝に代わってエジプトを中心とするアイユーブ朝を打ち立てた男だ。
 幼少時から始まったところの、私のエジプトとアングロサクソンの縁<(えにし)>はつくづく深いと思うな。

<ζζΚΚ> (「たった一人の反乱」より)

 イギリスっぽくゴルフクラブかクリケットの棒でも使えば良いのに。↓

 英Amazonで武器がバカ売れ バットの売上が65倍に
http://blog.livedoor.jp/dqnplus/archives/1653491.html

 これを契機に野球人口が増えるといいね。↓

 イギリスで、野球とソフトボールの競技人口が劇的に増加中
http://ameblo.jp/systemr1851/entry-10835947434.html

<太田>

 昨日、こんなコラムがあったぜ。↓

 Why Are They Using Baseball Bats Instead of Cricket Bats in the U.K. Riots?・・・
 <英国の人々は、映画、TV番組、ビデオゲームの影響で、野球のバットと暴力を結びつけて連想するんだとさ。↓>
 Many people in the U.K. seem to associate baseball bats with violence, perhaps on account of the long association between the two in American films (like The Warriors), television shows (like The Sopranos), and video games (like Grand Theft Auto).・・・
 <野球の金属バットは、クリケットのバットより4割も軽くて振り回しやすいとも。↓>
 Aluminum baseball bats are typically around 40 percent lighter than cricket bats, and are therefore easier to wield. ・・・
http://www.slate.com/id/2301314/

 今次暴動における野球のバットの攻防での使用についての記事をまとめておこう。↓ 
 <昨日の記事は以下のとおり。↓>
 ・・・Other fearful residents evidently bought baseball bats.・・・
http://www.slate.com/id/2301296/pagenum/all/#p2
 ・・・While elderly community leaders were among them, a number of others stood at temple doors holding baseball bats.・・・
 We have seen groups of people with baseball bats and cricket bats. That's not the society I want to live in."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/10/uk-riots-racial-dimension
 <本日の記事は以下のとおり。↓>
 ・・・When looters rampaged through Hackney last weekend, there were few police officers to stop them and residents had to chase them off with butcher knives, truncheons and baseball bats.・・・
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/opinion/when-budget-cuts-lead-to-broken-windows.html


 それでは、その他の記事の紹介です。

 だから、定期異動だって言ったろ。↓

 「東京電力福島第1原発事故への一連の対応や国主催の原発シンポジウムでの「やらせ問題」などの責任を問われ、更迭される経済産業省の松永和夫事務次官<ら>・・・の3首脳に対して、・・・国家公務員の退職金に関して定める退職手当法で規定する「定年前早期退職」が適用され、退職金は自己都合退職よりも2割前後(1000万円超)高くなるとみられる。・・・」
http://mainichi.jp/life/today/news/20110812k0000m010144000c.html

 そして、この3人は今後、(国交省の現職幹部ならぬ)経産省のOB幹部が、あっせんを取り仕切っているところの、わたりを繰りかえしてしこたま大金を手にするわけだよ。↓

 「国土交通省の現職幹部が、官僚OBの再就職のあっせんを取り仕切っていたのではないかとの指摘を受け、同省が調査を始めた・・・」
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/national/news/CK2011081202100005.html

 英国での大暴動の原因についての10の「理論」が列挙されている。↓
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14483149

 今次大暴動の何が新しいか、2点が指摘されている。↓

 <消費主義的かつ物質主義的性格が一つ。↓>
 ・・・The consumerist and materialist nature of it is new,・・・
 <ITの利用がもう一つ。↓>
 The methods are new, too: using instant-messaging technology to assemble a crowd; diverting police to one place by, say, burning a car; and then, once law enforcement is safely distracted, starting looting in another. The fact that police officers cannot be everywhere at once has proved their Achilles heel, making them all but powerless. ・・・
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-isnt-behind-the-london-riots/2011/08/10/gIQAnBGg8I_print.html

 このITの利用を問題視し、英国政府は規制を考え始めたとさ。↓

 ・・・Prime Minister David Cameron・・・said in an emergency session of Parliament on Thursday, during which he announced that officials were working with the intelligence services and police to look at how and whether to “stop people communicating via these Web sites and services ・・・including BlackBerry Messenger and Twitter・・・when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality.”・・・
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/britain-weighs-personal-freedoms-against-need-to-keep-order/2011/08/11/gIQAMTOS8I_print.html

 リビアの反体制派は、東はブレガを落とし、西は首都トリポリまで75kmに迫ったとさ。↓

 Libyan rebels・・・captured・・・Brega・・・a key oil terminal Thursday that has repeatedly changed hands in the 6-month-old civil war.・・・
 On Thursday, hundreds of rebel fighters seized control of Nasser City, a small town about 16 miles (25 kilometer) south of the coastal town of Zawiya, after several hours of battle. Nasser City is the closest rebels have come to Tripoli, Gadhafi’s main stronghold. Zawiya is just 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of the Libyan capital.・・・
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/libya-rebels-claim-to-have-captured-key-oil-terminal-of-brega-after-weeks-of-fighting/2011/08/11/gIQABtqJ9I_print.html

 シリアじゃ、独裁政党のバース党の中から、体制変革を求める声が出てきた。↓

 ・・・Though there are no signs of an imminent collapse, flagging support of the business elite in Damascus, divisions among senior officials and even moves by former government stalwarts to distance themselves from the leadership come at a time when Syria also faces what may be its greatest isolation in more than four decades of rule by the Assad family.・・・
 In Damascus this week, 41 former Baathists and government officials・・・announced an initiative for a political transition. Led by・・・a former information minister・・・, the group urged an end to the crackdown, the deployment of the military and the relentless arrest campaign.
 Otherwise, the group warned, the country was headed for “catastrophic results.”・・・
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/world/middleeast/11syria.html?ref=world&pagewanted=all

 無宗教者の方が、倫理的で死刑、戦争、差別に反対で、外国人、同性愛者、オラルセックス、ハシーシに寛大だと。↓

 ・・・secularists tend to be more ethical than religious people. On average, they are more commonly opposed to the death penalty, war and discrimination. And they also have fewer objections to foreigners, homosexuals, oral sex and hashish.
 <それどころか、宗教について、信徒達より詳しいとさ。↓>
 The most surprising insight revealed by the new wave of secular research so far is that atheists know more about the God they don't believe in than the believers themselves. ・・・
 <唯一神の存在を否定する者は、南カロライナとアーカンサス州では公職に就けないんだって。↓>
 ・・・In the states of South Carolina and Arkansas, those who deny the existence of a supreme being are not even permitted to hold public office.・・・
http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,777281,00.html

 米国における黒人差別問題の根の深さを訴えた本が出た。↓

 <これまで、黒人の上院議員は3人、知事は2人しか出ていない。↓>
 ・・・in all of its history, America has elected only three black senators and two black governors.・・・
 <オバマが私淑していたライト師の黒人差別への怒りは当たり前だと。↓>
 Recalling some of the criticisms of America’s past made by Mr. Obama’s former pastor・・・Reverend Wright・・・, (著者の)Mr. Kennedy writes with feeling about his own father, who put each of his three of his children through Princeton but who “never forgave American society for its racist mistreatment of him and those whom he most loved.”
 His father distrusted the police, who had frequently called him “boy,” and rejected patriotism. Mr. Kennedy’s father “relished Muhammad Ali’s quip that the Vietcong had never called him ‘nigger.’ ” The author places his father, and Mr. Wright, in sympathetic historical light.
 <黒人が愛国主義的でないのは当たり前だとも。↓>
 “Many Americans suspect that, in general, African-Americans are less patriotic than whites,” Mr. Kennedy observes. He suggests that African-Americans have never been especially fond of the Fourth of July, for example, partly because the framers of the Declaration of Independence tolerated slavery and partly because the day could be menacing. Whites sometimes “took offense at the sight of blacks celebrating,” he says, “as if they were members of the American political family.”・・・
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/books/the-persistence-of-the-color-line-by-randall-kennedy-review.html?hpw

 女性の方が(私の言葉に置き換えれば)男性より人間主義的だから、これからは、指導者に女性を就けるべきだとよ。そうだそうだ、そのとおりだ。↓

 ・・・ new business realities usher in the need for a new leadership model, one that replaces command and control with transparency and inclusion. This will increasingly highlight the value of a more feminine approach.・・・
 ・・・stress seemed to increase the capacity for empathy in women while reducing it in males.・・・
 ・・・women (from fifth grade to adulthood) had superior scores in accurately judging messages communicated by facial expressions, body movement and voice quality.
 And not only are women more adept at identifying nonverbal cues, they are better at expressing them—employing more animation, gesture, vocal variety and emotion in their communication behavior.・・・ 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-leadership/what-men-can-learn-from-women-about-leadership/2011/08/10/gIQA4J9n6I_print.html
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<イギリスと騎士道(その9)>

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