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新西兰先驱报:法轮功,请走开!(中英对照)
作者:By: Kerre Woodham · 2007-11-26

  编者按:《新西兰先驱报》11月25日发表新西兰著名主持人、专栏作家克尔·伍德罕姆(Kerre Woodham)署名文章,“Kerre Woodham: Going, going, Gong”。她从一个母亲的角度,对法轮功企图染指新西兰各地圣诞游行表示鄙视和不满,吁请法轮功远离圣诞游行。

 

  【《新西兰先驱报》2007年11月25日,作者:新西兰著名主持人、专栏作家克尔·伍德罕姆(Kerre Woodham)】法轮功虽然自称和平主义者,但做起事来却咄咄逼人,不是吗?起初他们要求参加惠灵顿圣诞游行遭到了当局拒绝,结果他们马上威胁要挑起诉讼,这些他们惯常的所谓“成人表演”让人看了犹如一只手扼住你的咽喉,让你无法呼吸!

 

  惠灵顿的游行组织者最终不得不向他们“屈服”了。于是惠灵顿的法轮功成员们簇拥在他们的花车周围欢呼雀跃,还不时向周围看热闹的小孩子们挥手微笑。

 
  不过,真要感谢上帝,奥克兰圣诞游行的组织者比起惠灵顿的组织者来,对法轮功的态度可谓严词拒绝没商量。他们不仅要求法轮功远离游行活动,并明确告诉法轮功人员,他们尽可以向人权委员会提出法律诉讼。
 
  就个人而言,对生活在新西兰的这些法轮功人员,我没什么可反对的。不过最近在教会湾,我真正见识了一次他们的“功”法表演。一群人穿着统一的黄衣服,乍一看场面挺热闹,然而他们在现场却摆出了一堆中文展板,展板上的图片血腥恐怖,其中一幅画上是一个身着黑色天鹅绒的忧郁少女,那女子敞胸露怀,但却没有了乳房!真的,这样的画面令人毛骨悚然。所以拒绝法轮功参加圣诞游行是天经地义的。
 
  我确实无法想象他们为何非要给好端端的圣诞游行添乱。尽管他们宣称,(参加游行)只是想取悦孩子们,并且还答应将不会派发宣扬其政治运动和诋毁中国的宣传单。
 
  但他们言而无信。达尼丁圣诞游行组织者说,在2005年法轮功组织就曾有过这样的欺诈行为,因此组织者不会让法轮功参加今年的游行。
 
  真不明白这些无聊的家伙是怎么想的?法轮功不该在圣诞游行中有他们的位子。他们为什么不想一想,怎么就不能在中国的元宵节也支个摊子,或是搞一个自己的游行?迄今为止奥克兰圣诞游行已经持续70多年了。她为家庭聚会提供了一个良好的契机。在圣诞时节,大人领着孩子观看游行,其乐融融,即使长大的儿女也要回到父母身边,共享天伦之乐。
 
  尽管法轮功还在不断谋求在圣诞游行中挤占一席之地,但毫无疑问,圣诞游行是合家团圆的场合,而不是法轮功的活动所在。(完)
 
Kerre Woodham: Going, going, Gong


Kerre Woodham

For self-proclaimed pacifists, the Falun Gong are pushy little buggers, aren't they? When they were initially refused permission to take part in the Wellington Santa Parade, they threatened legal action - the grown-ups' version of holding your breath until you turn blue.

The Wellington organisers caved in and members of the Wellington Falun Gong movement pranced around on their float, smiling and waving to the kiddies of the Capital.

However, the board members of the Auckland Children's Christmas Parade Trust are made of sterner stuff than their Wellington counterparts, thank heavens. They've told Falun Gong to push off and to take their lawsuits and complaints to the Human Rights Commission with them.

And quite rightly so. I've nothing against the Falun Gong people who live in this country. The little shows they put on in Mission Bay now and then are diverting. The people dress in primary-coloured clothing, which is always uplifting, and although they exhibit very bad paintings - a sort of Chinese version of the bare-breasted dusky maiden on black velvet but without the breasts - really, that's nothing to get terribly exercised about.

Santa rides in on his reindeer-pulled sleigh and waves to the crowds lining the parade route. Photo / Richard Robinson.

But why they want to rain on the Santa parade is beyond me. They claim they just want to entertain the children and have promised they won't pass out pamphlets promoting their movement and denigrating China.

But they have form. The organiser of the Christmas parade in Dunedin says Falun Gong won't be taking part this year after what he called dishonesty by the group in 2005.

What are the silly wee things thinking? The Falun Gong has no place in a Santa parade. Why not take a stall at the Chinese lantern festival? Or establish their own parade? The Farmers Santa Parade has been going now for more than 70 years and is a firm fixture on the family calendar. You cannot possibly consider yourself any sort of parent unless you have your Santa parade badge, and the Santa parade may well be the reason families stay together.

Over the years, when my daughter was little and I was on my own, living and working in Auckland, I would take her to the Santa parade and fight my way to the very front to get my girl the best position.

However, no sooner had I staked my claim for the prime possie, than the little one would want to go to the loo. Without a big burly husband to hold your place or to battle through the crowds to get to the minging portaloos, you were stuffed. And then there were the hours standing in one place, keeping the little one entertained until the floats started to come past. And the lifting of the child onto the shoulders. And the dealing with the sugar rush low as we walked the 10km back to where the car was parked.

The Santa parade is definitely one of those occasions for the nuclear family. It is not, however, an occasion for the Falun Gong. And they are doing their cause no end of harm by continuing to press for a place in the parade.

(The New Zealand Herald, Sunday November 25, 2007)

Original text from: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.cfm?c_id=301&objectid=10478154

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