英文版 道德与行为在中国的分裂
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#1: 英文版 道德与行为在中国的分裂 (332 reads) 作者: 格丘山 文章时间: 2018-10-03 周三, 下午3:19
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作者:格丘山驴鸣镇 发贴, 来自 http://www.hjclub.info

注: 我是学理工的, 四十多岁才到国外, 直接念博士, 所以英文一直是短处。 我在美国公司工作时, 公司曾经专门雇人一对一教我口语,也不见提高。 退休后, 写了几本书, 一直希望能够翻译到英文, 但是由于英语基础低, 不敢动手。 现在年纪越来越大, 觉得如果再不做这件事, 就没有机会了, 所以逼着自己做。 下面是我译的一篇文章, 求教于英文好的网友, 老实告诉我, 能不能看懂, 当然我也会直接贴到美国人的网上, 看看他们能不能理解。 谢谢了。


The split between morality and behavior in China



How do Chinese explain the change from the Mao-era Puritan life to the world of Deng Xiaoping's feasting? Theoretically, the two are incompatible with each other, how could the Chinese man and woman of Mao-era who all wore blue uniforms with four pockets tolerate topless's flamboyant? It seems that the Chinese have to abandon Mao Zedong's moral view.

It is surprising that the Chinese did not do so. They combined MAO Zedong's morality with the decadent lifestyle of the bourgeoisie, which was hated by the MAO Zedong era, to create socialism with Chinese characteristic

To make this point clear, let's do a China trip.

From the moment you get off the plane, travel through the mountains and rivers, towns and alleys, and encounter various taxi drivers, relatives, friends, classmates, bureaucrats, professors, and workers, all of them standing on moral high ground, emotionally condemning the debauchery of the world and the cruel reality of China. Or you go to the bookstore, the library, read the biography of the celebrity, everyone is not selfish, specialize benefit to other peoples, and is the saint mixing the Lei Feng morality, with the Confucian morality. Or you attend a mourning meeting, you hear all departed are dedicated, heartily of the people's good sons. who have done their best for the people. Then where are the black sheep that the people are angry at, if there be everywhere, people and officials of high morality and concern for the country?

This seems to be a battle with the army only and there is no enemy found. Suppose you have the privilege of staying in this country for a while, so it's amazing, you find that this attacked enemy is this angry army itself.

That is to say, a corrupt person is a critic. The people of this country since they were born have been hearing Confucius ethics morality, the communist moral, Lei Feng moral, unless caught in the prison, otherwise, everyone thinks himself is the moral model. They are also using these morals to judge others and to evaluate the society. But the ways of real life provided to the success are precisely the opposite of these noble morals, so that they are doing things contrarily to the noble moral to achieve success, no one think this is contradictory, they feel that life is the actual battlefield, moral is a theoretical battlefield, they have to be the winner in both battlefield.

This has led to a strange situation in which they curse the corruption of society while taking advantage of the corruption they can reach. The gears of this society are vigorously rotating under the nourishment of corrupted lubricants: the driver is corrupted by the car, the salesperson is corrupted by the sales; the teacher is using the teaching corruption; the police are using the law corruption; the official is using the power to corrupt; the doctors are using diseases to corrupt, while everyone is cursing at others for corruption.

What kind of mentality is this? Is there no dishonest sense of guilt to blame corruption and to make corruption at the same time for the same person? To understand this, we must first understand that Chinese people who have been educated for a long time by communist and everything appear in newspaper, TV, movie, a novel must be good things, everything their talking and listening must be good things too, otherwise, they are the lie. Therefore, if someone takes a real photo from a train station, dirty, dark and crowded, they would say it lying since all the train station they see from newspaper and TV is neat, bright and ordered. The saying, writing, seeing is different from actually doing, occurrence, already become natural righteousness and a cornerstone of contemporary Chinese morality.

If the language, thoughts, and actions of contemporary are reversed for Chinese, what do they think when they act?

I give the best meat to the acquaintances, so what? said the butcher.

I don't use the good ticket to earn extra money, how can I go on this day? said ticket seller.

People respect me and give gifts to me. Of course, I should be extraordinarily dedicated. The doctor said.

The teacher is also a human, and the official is corrupting, why can't I, said teacher.

Red Eye, you have my rights, you are more aggressive than I am, officials said.

Injustice! everyone is corrupt, why only punished me? said the prisoner.

The thought and language of these practical actions are not to be taken up on the surface, nor to the formal scene. In the formal scene, or with friends to talk about state affairs, moral behavior, they will return to the model of Lei Feng Morals.

If some people think that their thoughts and language in actual action are their psychological words, their accusations of corruption and their concerns about the country are all false, then you are wrong. These two very different ideas and languages are all their true words. Only by understanding this point, you really understand the schizophrenia of Chinese morality and behavior.

Although everyone is corrupt, and all have their legitimate reasons and difficulties, whether corrupt officials or ordinary people do not like you to say they are corrupt. In meetings, in newspapers, in books, they like to be portrayed as saints like Lei Feng and Confucius. They were pleased to see their names linked with these noble words. There is no concern that the description is not their image at all, but a stereotyped dummy that is fabricated according to moral dogma.

China's national history and personal biography are thus swallowed up by these awesome moral doctrines. The real history and the life of flesh and blood are hidden under the rigidly moral temple, never seen by the sun, they are gone with China's mother river, the Yellow River and the Yangtze river, never back.

Therefore, we have a country with universal moral saints, with all people are corrupt, with all people are not convinced, with the whole people angry, with whole people can immediately become prisoners, with the whole nation can immediately become a moral model of the Government, and a strange country whole people do not see the hope, wish immigrate to abroad.

作者:格丘山驴鸣镇 发贴, 来自 http://www.hjclub.info



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