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史提芬京等400美國作家 聯署反對特朗普參選

2016/5/25 — 18:10

美國共和黨總統候選人特朗普不時發表火爆言論,激起社會不少反對聲音。美國有超過400名作家參與聯署,反對特朗普參選總統,當中包括知名驚悚小說作家史提芬京(Stephen King)。

該聯署信批評特朗普刻意吸引美國社會上最卑鄙、最暴力的元素,大力鼓吹支持者的敵對情緒,出言恐嚇持不同政見的人士,亦不滿他詆毀婦女及少眾人士。聯署認為,儘管美國歷史上出現過排外及偏執的時期,但一直是一個偉大的實驗,將不同背景的人放在一起,而不是互相排斥。聯署信最後堅決表明,反對特朗普參選總統。

參與聯署的人士不乏知名作家。除了史提芬京外,曾獲普立茲獎的作家Junot Díaz、Jennifer Egan亦有參與。《喜福會》原著作者華裔作家譚恩美(Amy Tan)、《狂野行》原著作者Cheryl Strayed等,同樣在名單上。

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聯署信亦已被放到網上,供大眾共同參與。至25日,聯署已獲超過6,500名網民加入。

聯署信全文如下:

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Because, as writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power;

Because we believe that any democracy worthy of the name rests on pluralism, welcomes principled disagreement, and achieves consensus through reasoned debate;

Because American history, despite periods of nativism and bigotry, has from the first been a grand experiment in bringing people of different backgrounds together, not pitting them against one another;

Because the history of dictatorship is the history of manipulation and division, demagoguery and lies;

Because the search for justice is predicated on a respect for the truth;

Because we believe that knowledge, experience, flexibility, and historical awareness are indispensable in a leader;

Because neither wealth nor celebrity qualifies anyone to speak for the United States, to lead its military, to maintain its alliances, or to represent its people;

Because the rise of a political candidate who deliberately appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society, who encourages aggression among his followers, shouts down opponents, intimidates dissenters, and denigrates women and minorities, demands, from each of us, an immediate and forceful response;

For all these reasons, we, the undersigned, as a matter of conscience, oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the Presidency of the United States.

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