what is ‘terrorism’ ?

今天又去爬文,發現了一段話,不知是湊巧還是怎樣,竟然也是提到有關 ‘terrorism’ 的東西,這不禁讓我想起某校的傳理老師曾問大家說:什麼是 ‘terrorism’?我在心裡答說:’the widely accepted beliefs or the most correct rule in an enemy’,不過老師後來卻說,這只是 name-calling 法的運用,Islam = terrorism 在 911 事件後被確立,可是卻又缺乏明確的定義 … 大家想想,孫中山不就是滿清的恐怖份子嗎?華盛頓不就是英國殖民時期的恐怖份子嗎?…。今天,我在書裡面找到ㄧ個很妙的解釋:
 
Notice that the word ‘terrorism’ is itself vague in that the boundaries of what counts as terrorism are fluid and the meaning of the term remains contested. Public discourse about terrorism often involves trading on equivocation about the meaning of ‘terrorism’. As the cliche goes, one person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter.
 
最後ㄧ句話很妙吧?之前看到報紙想起那老師說的,我現在才知道,或許老師做這個比喻的目的是,讓我們了解到有些看似客觀的東西,其實是很主觀的。
 
怎說呢?今天又看到 democracy,字面意義大家都會翻,但又有誰想過更深層的意義呢?
 
Fallacies !!!!!

About alwayscola18

*Always be misunderstood. *Majored in business administration, but contributing to satisfaction of primary living needs. *Prefer to speak out, and enjoy silence. *A Mandarin speaker, but not a grand-China nationalist; a Hokkien dialect speaker, but not an aggressive grass-root activist; an English reader, but not negative to my homeland; a baby Christian, but not a confrontationist to the God of earth. *With personalities of patience, cleverness, discernment, toleration, self-confidence, and friendliness.
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