马丁路德金恩

 

马丁路德金恩的梦想

一月十五日,是美国民权运动领袖Martin Luther King Jr. (马丁路德金恩) 的生日。(15/1/1929 – 4/4/1968)

他的“我有一个梦想”(I have a dream) 演说,堪称世上最动人的演说。

他梦想着有那么一天,美国将实践“人人生而平等”的真谛。(”I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’ )

他说,“我梦想有那么一天,我的四个孩子,将生活在一个不凭肤色,而是以品德优劣作为评判标准的国家里。”(I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.)

 这样的领袖,获得诺贝尔和平奖(1964年),当之无愧。

去年底,英国向一千名青少年展开了问卷调查,想了解谁是他们崇拜的领袖。马丁路德金恩得第一名,排名前十名的有奥巴马、曼德拉、英国足球明星John Terry。

榜上有名的还有英国和美国著名选秀节目的大老板Simon Cowell。这个人,和慈悲为怀的特蕾莎修女的排名一样。

这个凭一张刻毒的嘴巴(极度漂白的牙齿),制造当代大量流行音乐垃圾的人,也是青少年心目中“伟大领袖”,大众媒体、流行文化的力量有多巨大,真是不言而喻了。

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

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