太田述正コラム#5941(2013.1.2)
<皆さんとディスカッション(続x1768)>

<太田>(ツイッターより)

「【新帝国時代 2030年のアジア】 (1)中国の野望にくさび打て 尖閣、石垣・宮古、台湾まで…侵攻想定…」
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/politics/news/130101/plc13010114570008-n1.htm
「陸海空一元化「統合防衛戦略」に着手 対中国有事など想定…」
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/politics/news/130101/plc13010111270006-n1.htm
→蘇る「ソ連の脅威」の時代!

 やや太ってる人の方が長生きするし、65歳以上じゃ、どんなに太ってても大丈夫だってさ。
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/health/study-suggests-lower-death-risk-for-the-overweight.html?hp&_r=0
 よっしゃ、もうじき64歳になるけど、これからはどんどん食うぞー。

<kunidog>

 <コラム#5939でのご回答を読みましたが、>無条件の集団的自衛権解釈変更で頼みとするのは中国及び米国の外部的要因のみということですね。

<太田>

 いやーそんなつもりじゃなかったんだけど、そんな風に読めました?
 ま、安倍サン、心身ともにヤワなようだから、自民党内や米中等の動向いかんによって、タカ派としての実践度が左右されることは確かであるところ、今のところ、集団的自衛権解禁問題に限らず、彼が真正タカ派路線を驀進することへの障害は余りなさそうですがね。
 

<jDlXL3lU>(「たった一人の反乱(避難所)」より)

 孤独なアメリカ人
http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/7281433/

<太田>

 この米国人、人間主義社会の特徴をよくとらえてるね。

<g7zYCbqlO>(「たった一人の反乱」より)

 藻谷って経済評論家から太田臭がする。
 喋れる太田って感じで、時々フヒヒ笑いもするしw。

<YBw8sGUm0>(同上)

 これはあれかい?いつもよく叩いてる人種主義ってやつかい?
http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/item/341445

<太田>

 というより、(これもボクがいつも叩いてる)日系米人の過剰適応の一事例だろな。

 それでは、その他の記事の紹介です。

 米国の現状が各種グラフで一望できるよ。
 中にはマニアックなグラフもあるけど・・。↓
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/31/america-in-2012-as-told-in-charts/?ref=opinion

 上にも出て来るけど、あまりにも有名な下掲の研究成果。↓

 <2010年の所得増の93%が所得上位1%のフトコロに。37%が所得上位0.01%のフトコロに。この0.01%=15,000家計!↓>
 ・・・93 percent of all income growth in the U.S. in 2010 went to the top 1 percent of Americans. And 37 percent went to the top .01 percent. ・・・」
 Also astonishing: just 15,000 households received 37 percent of all of those income gains. In no other period in recent American history have economic gains been concentrated so disproportionately in an elite sliver.・・・
http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/is-america-still-the-land-of-opportunity/?ref=world&pagewanted=print

 財政の崖問題のルーツを説明したコラムだ。↓

 <古き南部の何でも反対と公共財タダ乗り精神のないまぜがルーツだと。↓>
 The fiscal-cliff impasse had its roots in—where else?—the old South, with its lunatic blend of obstructionism and greed at the public trough・・・
 <連中は、中央政府の専制なるスローガンを使う。↓>
 It’s always the reactionaries holding up the progressives—and usually, needless to say, it’s been the South holding up the North—and always with the same demagogic and dishonest arguments about a tyrannical central government・・・
 <大昔、奴隷1人を5分の3人と擬制して南部諸州の下院議員数を膨らませたのもそうだが、その直前には、連邦徴税のベースとして奴隷1人を5分の3人と擬制するのには反対した。↓>
 This history of legislative hostage-taking begins with the odious three-fifths compromise, which counted slaves as three-fifths of a person for census purposes. That much I trust you know. What you may not know is that the Southern states, backers of the three-fifths rule in this case in order to get greater representation in the House of Representatives, had opposed a different three-fifths rule earlier, back in the Articles of Confederation days. Then, three-fifths of all slaves were going to be counted for purposes of deciding how much federal tax each state owed.・・・
 <今やってのも全くおんなじことだ。南部諸州はイチバン連邦政府からカネをふんだくってるにもかかわらず、税金を増やすことには徹底的に抵抗する。↓>
 The South is still doing exactly the same thing today, never paying its freight, its cornpone pols inveighing against the evil government while the Southern states are collectively the most dependent on Washington largesse of all states and regions. The hypocrisy has a long pedigree.
 <建国の父達の間でも似たようなひと悶着があったが、その時はうまく妥協が成立した。ジェファーソンが仲裁したっちゅうんだが、ボクに言わせりゃ、建国の父にもロクなのがいなかったけど、そして、とりわけジェファーソンはひどかったけど、そんでも現在の米国の議員連中よりはマシだったっちゅうことだな。↓>
 Just three years after the three-fifths compromise we had the so-called Great Compromise of 1790, or the “dinner table bargain” mediated by Jefferson between Hamilton and Madison. Hamilton wanted the federal government to assume the states’ debts and establish public credit. Madison was dead set against it, partly on the grounds that his state of Virginia would be a big loser in any such assumption. This was true, but it also put Madison squarely against progress: against the government protecting investment capitalism, against the industrial revolution itself.
 Fortunately, Jefferson brought them together, and equally fortunately, Madison was no John Boehner. He agreed not to support but also not to openly oppose Hamilton’s bill, on the condition that a new nation’s capital were built in some agrarian spot, which turned out to be a certain parcel along the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia.
 This one sort of worked out, because the men involved were actual statesmen, and each side got something meaningful. But usually, American history is the history of positive developments being prevented from happening, or at least perverted, because of hostagelike demands made by the reactionaries.
 <19世紀半ばの、奴隷州等を巡る同様の悶着が次第に収拾がつかなくなって、南北戦争に至ったとよ。↓>
 Thus could California become a state in 1850, and a free one, but only provided that the Northern states would accept a much strengthened Fugitive Slave Act, which non-slave states had tried to challenge (a reactionary Supreme Court ruled with the South in 1842), and provided that the federal government would assume Texas’s crushing debt. Thus did we get Bleeding Kansas, the little precursor to the Civil War. And so on and so on.・・・
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/01/on-the-fiscal-cliff-obama-does-what-he-can-against-200-years-of-bad-faith.html

 リンカーンを褒めるコラムだが、いかにリンカーンが人種主義者だったかが改めてよく分かるコラムでもあるな。↓

 <リンカーンは、奴隷主に補償した上で奴隷を海外移住(追放!)しろと言い続けてきた。↓>
 ・・・During the first two years of the Civil War・・・Emancipation would be undertaken by state governments, with national financing. It would be gradual, owners would receive monetary compensation and emancipated slaves would be encouraged to find a homeland outside the United States — this last idea known as “colonization.”・・・
 <黒人団体の指導者達と会った時に、お前らがいるから米国で内戦になるかもしれんと言い放った。そして、白人と黒人の共存など不可能だと付け加えた。↓>
 In August 1862, he met with a group of black leaders from Washington. He seemed to blame the presence of blacks in America for the conflict: “but for your race among us there could not be war.” He issued a powerful indictment of slavery — “the greatest wrong inflicted on any people” — but added that, because of racism, blacks would never achieve equality in America. “It is better for us both, therefore, to be separated,” he said. But most blacks refused to contemplate emigration from the land of their birth. ・・・
 <その後、奴隷解放を行ったリンカーンだったが、生前の最後の演説で、知的に秀でた黒人と兵士として国に奉仕した黒人だけに選挙権を与えよ、と述べた。↓>
 In his last public address, delivered in April 1865, he said that in reconstructing Louisiana, and by implication other Southern states, he would “prefer” that limited black suffrage be implemented. He singled out the “very intelligent” (educated free blacks) and “those who serve our cause as soldiers” as most worthy.・・・
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/opinion/the-emancipation-of-abe-lincoln.html?ref=opinion&pagewanted=print

 ついに英語は全球を覆いつくしたと宣言したコラムだ。↓

 ・・・For the first time in human history, it's possible for one language to be transmitted, and received, across the whole planet. ・・・
 <インドでは、ついに標準語としてヒンディ語を普及させるのを諦め、英語で置き換えたとさ。↓>
 In India, after half a century of trying to replace English with Hindi (inadvertently creating "Hinglish"), the current government has finally embraced the goal of establishing English teaching in all primary schools. ・・・
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/12/31/the_global_linguistic_revolution?page=full

 前にも紹介したところの、大躍進の悲惨さについての本である『墓碑(Tombstone)』・・著者は新華社の元記者・・が改めて紹介されている。↓

 <引き続き食糧配給を受けるために家族が死んでもそのまま寝かしておいた、死体は食糧であり人々はそれを奪い合った、ヨソ者が通りかかると殺して食った、自分の子供も食った。↓>
 ・・・People died in the family and they didn't bury the person because they could still collect their food rations; they kept the bodies in bed and covered them up and the corpses were eaten by mice. People ate corpses and fought for the bodies. In Gansu they killed outsiders; people told me strangers passed through and they killed and ate them. And they ate their own children. ・・・
 <それから半世紀経ったが、いまだに当局はそれを自然災害だったと言い張っている。↓>
 Half a century on, the government still treats the famine as a natural disaster and denies the true death toll. "The root problem is the problem of the system. They don't dare to admit the system's problems … It might influence the legitimacy of the Communist party," Yang says.
 <しかも、死んだのは2000万人だと言っている。実際には3600万人だった。(一説では4500万人。)↓>
 The death toll is staggering. "The most officials have admitted is 20 million," he says, but he puts the total at 36 million. It is "equivalent to 450 times the number of people killed by the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki … and greater than the number of people killed in the first world war," he writes. Many think even this is a conservative figure: in his acclaimed book Mao's Great Famine, Frank Dikotter estimates that the toll reached at least 45 million.
 <この本は、原因は全体主義だとしている。↓>
 Tombstone meticulously demonstrates that the famine was not only vast, but manmade; and not only manmade but political, born of totalitarianism. ・・・
 <当時、惨状がようやくトップの下に届いたとき、なおも毛沢東は、資源の公平な分配に反対し、また、人口の半分が餓死すれば半分が食べられるようになる、と言い捨てた。↓>
 ・・・senior leaders in Beijing knew of the famine as early as 1958. "To distribute resources evenly will only ruin the Great Leap Forward," Mao warned colleagues a year later. "When there is not enough to eat, people starve to death. It is better to let half the people die so that others can eat their fill."・・・
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/01/china-great-famine-book-tombstone

 ピアニストがバカみたいに暗譜で弾かなきゃならないみたいになったのは、リストがショー的にそれをやってからなんだね。↓

 ・・・it goes against history to perform works of early eras from memory. It was only when Liszt, partly out of showmanship, began playing everything, including monumental Beethoven sonatas, from memory that the mystique took hold. ・・・
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/arts/music/memorizations-loosening-hold-on-concert-tradition.html?pagewanted=all
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