2008年1月27日 星期日

「磨合」

回歸前沒聽過「磨合」這個詞語,因為那時候政府內的中文主任,中文都有點修養,這般字眼不會讓港督用。香港何時開始流行「磨合」?筆者搜尋政府的新聞稿,「磨合」自九九年十月由梁愛詩「引入」,她說:「基本法是一個民法系統下通過的法律,和我們習慣的普通法不同,與本地法律自然要經過一個磨合過程。」

整個九九年,政府新聞稿共用了兩次「磨合」,都是梁愛詩使用,其餘年份如下:

年份次數使用者
19992梁愛詩
20001唐英年
20010
20028董建華、曾蔭權、馬時亨、廖秀冬、羅范椒芬、何志平
20032董建華
20046曾蔭權、何志平、譚百樂、喬曉陽
200512黃仁龍、譚百樂、林瑞麟、梁愛詩
200610黃仁龍、林瑞麟
20077林鄭月娥、曾蔭權

以往不用「磨合」,用「適應」。

重要嗎?我覺得重要。

一提「磨」,便想起「石磨」,也想起曾經很潮的「石磨藍牛仔褲」、「打磨」金屬......烹飪裡也有「磨碎」一些東西的程序、物理有「磨擦力」。

簡單來說,「磨」是一個過程,讓兩件東西透過互相往相反方向活動後,其中一樣東西受一定的物體上的損耗至適合的狀態。

磨的過程中,有一樣東西會損耗,例如牛仔褲的布、金屬、食物......

磨合,按字面的理解,可以是,兩件物體透過磨擦的過程,直至兩者互相配合,融合為止。

政府近年流行講磨合,梁愛詩講基本法和本地普通法需要磨合,曾蔭權也講兩地要有磨合期。我就要問:磨合的過程中,那一個制度被「磨」去了?是「神聖不可侵犯」的《基本法》,還是香港的普通法?

去年六月,曾蔭權「連任」後,公佈新的「問責局長」時

「五年前,我們首次推行問責制,對特區政府來說是一個新嘗試,標誌著特區施政進入一個新階段。我們當時一方面不斷摸索、學習、磨合......」

局長之間都要「磨合」,難怪「磨」了幾年之後,先後有梁錦松、梁愛詩、葉劉淑儀、李國章、何志平、廖秀冬、葉澍堃......等人被「磨」去了!

當政府用「磨合」來形容任何事情的時候,各位就要知道,香港不會有好日子過,宜興茶壺裡的茶漬,遲早會被共產黨和它的黨羽用一塊百潔布通通擦走!

5 則留言:

sky 提到...

i remember reading an article in newspapers that the same thing happened in russia after the communist came into power. basically the original language is burtally destroyed and replaced by one with a lot of new violent words, terms and usage. isn't it just a reflection of the the mentality of those who gained power, as well as the changed life of the people?

sky 提到...

i forgot which newspaper and when exactly.... it's about 5 years ago i think.

藍天蔚 提到...

sky,

Did you read 1984 by George Orwell? When I read that a few years ago, I felt like revisiting Chinese history since 1949. The novel was done in 1949! He actually foretold what happened in communist countries.

If you're interested, you can read it. However, the English is difficult.

Lam Tin Wai

sky 提到...

yes, i've read the "highschool" version of the book. it's not the exactly the original book but i hope it keeps the essence of it. the book is able to lead highschool students to think about something they have never thought about. however, from my own experience "a tale of two cities" gives more impact...

it predicts chinese history bc similar situations had happened in soviet union? i'm hoping the same is not going to happen in hk. it seems that we are stepping backward when the rest of the world is moving forward. this upsets me a lot :(

藍天蔚 提到...

sky,

I think Hong Kong had been moving backward since 1997, although the speed is slower.

If you're familiar with Chinese history after 1949, you can remember that the early stage of Communists ruling was still good: poor people were benefited because they got land. But the situation changed gradually: more and more freedom was snatched away.

Hong Kong is on this orbit already. Yes, the situation is better since China is moving forward. However, when the Chief Executive is hand-picked by the old people of CCP, he is bounded to be licking the smallest toe of the "leaders" and working in ways to please his master(s).

This is why only democracy can save Hong Kong.

Some people say that Hong Kong ppl are not of the quality to run a democratic society. Yes, I agree part of it. The education system should be reformed so as to make it more diversified and educate ppl with rational judgment and independent thinking. But we can't wait until this happens. The fundamental reason is that a totalitarian government would not like to see an education system producing independent minds. Without democracy, our education system cannot be improved!

I don't say that democracy is the solution of all kinds of problems. But the fact is that, without democracy, these problems are of no chance to be rectified.

Lam Tin Wai