2011年4月14日 星期四

致對任何新移民都柔情似水的人

If you are too open-minded, you brains can fall out.

Also by Thomas Sowell in Conquests and Cultures:

"The tendency to dismiss all unfavorable conclusions about any group as racism or as prejudice, stereotypes, or other manifestations of ignorance overlooks the fact that often those with most unfovorable opinion of a group are those in cloest contact with them, while those with amore favorable view know them less well and often from a greater distance..."

"Where a particular group is dedicated to hard work, thrift, and sobriety, they may have a particular negative attitude toward another group whom they see as lacking in these respects that are important to them.. is it race or behavior and attitudes that are being condemned?"

"adverse opinions on any group cannot be automatically waved aside as prejudices, stereotypes, or other forms of ignorance... Each specific case requires evidence, analysis or agnosticism. It is sheer dogmatism to say, a priori, that adverse opinions must be wrong."

人,貴乎坦誠,即使有心幫助新移民,亦都必須承認彼等跟本土港人民智、理念、意識形態有別。協助歸協助,不等於你可以將所有新移民的問題歸究政府或社會,動輒以"歧視"等二元分法壓止討論。劣行就是劣行,既然將方看成自己人,就更該直斥其非,而非推諉包庇,虛構委屈。包容,是建基於實事求是,而非感情用事。

新移民要融入大社會,就必須先接納、相信、捍衛港人一直以來的公民理念 - 尤其是資源的利用、法制的獨立、自由的嚮往、文明的堅守。

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