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玩火者,必自焚!

Kyle Bass :(2020/03/10) Even secretary xi is having problems with his own state-run propaganda machine when his lies and morphing narrative become too outlandish for those affected by his despicable policies.

凱爾·巴斯(03-10推文):即使習近平總書記自己的國營宣傳機器上也遇到了問題:對於那些受其卑劣的政策影響的人來說,他的謊言和變形敘事實在是太荒誕了。

Call for Chinese to thank Xi Jinping for coronavirus effort backfires

要中國人感謝習近平的冠狀病毒應對政策,適得其反引火燒身

作者:Don Weinland 唐·溫蘭德

新聞來源:英國金融時報

翻譯: CharlesS

簡評: CharlesS

PR:海闊天空

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物極必反,這是亙古不變的道理。

普遍認為,習近平上台後國內的言論自由空間縮小到了極限,很難想象在言論本不自由的中國也能體會到這一變化。

控制了言論,接下來到控制人心與思想。當武漢人還處在水深火熱之中,他們的「父母官」、一把手,武漢市委書記王忠林就迫不及待地要開展感恩教育,著實讓全體網民大吃一驚,旋即情緒爆發,以至於官方不得不緊急將其下架。這可謂是自2月份「吹哨人」李文亮醫生去世以來又一次讓全體國人感到惡心與厭惡。

但是,譯者在此要著重指出,全體華人必須要揉揉眼睛,該清醒了!特別是不要簡單的、二元的生氣了就罵,過一會又感動又加油。不是要你無情,而是必須藉由這些事情,看清楚中共的路數。必須要清醒,因為你們,我們,都已處在漩渦的最中心:

首先,您應該看到中共宣傳機器的優良傳統:「喪事喜辦」,吃人血饅頭。武漢人要受感恩教育、李文亮醫生去世要感恩醫院全力搶救(可網傳他染病未受救治,去世了還要被當成道具演戲:用心臟起搏器電擊數小時可致肋骨全斷,再插管…)。還有那些在醫院急救室(且不提方艙)外載歌載舞的中國「醫生」、伊朗「醫生」,可是有什麼事那麼開心?有特效藥了還是仇人死了?

到這,請您先別憤怒。以上,都叫「正能量」。

這是一階。二階:泉州酒店倒塌後,一篇題為「幸存者講述事發一刻」的文章及視頻被各大媒體紛紛轉發。文中最後獲救者對救援人員深情鞠躬:「謝謝,辛苦你們了」。——最陰險的地方,是用「正能量」綁架道德,藉此顛倒黑白。

文貴先生在直播中曾經說過,正能量是共產黨發明的最流氓,最洗腦起碼邏輯性都沒有的宣傳的詞,是文化文學的災難。任何事情都有中心,如果失去平衡都是不真實的。中心就是真相,真相就是中心只要偏離就不是真相。正能量就是遠離中心一邊,遠離真相的話叫正能量,共產黨發明的。提正能量的都是被共產黨洗腦的。由此,拒絕正能量,從我做起,從爆料革命的每位戰友做起!

除了看清宣傳傳統,我們還要看清整個事情的政治路數。先看一下時間線:5日,孫春蘭副總理視察開元小區,民眾「現場反映問題」;6日武漢市委書記王忠林要求開展感恩教育;8日王反轉表示要感恩武漢市民;10日習近平視察武漢。

然後我們細看他們的操作。5日遭遇「四面楚歌」後,孫春蘭「立即要求深入調查,不回避矛盾…」,可一天後,牆內還能看到視頻嗎?搜索「開元小區」只能找到房價信息…這篇外文報道提到「中共對輿論略微鬆綁後即展開宣傳攻勢」,雖然只有一句,但是它看到了本質。8日反轉感恩武漢市民,更是高招:敵進我退,外加「正能量」綁架武漢市民,誰還能說他說錯了?10日,大家都知道,皇帝的新衣。但是為了防止「小朋友」亂說話,一戶倆警察…現在知道為什麼副總理來的時候你能在陽台喊了吧?

最後該我們說說好消息了。海曼基金創始人凱爾巴斯在推特轉發此文時稱,連習近平的國有宣傳機器也出問題了,因為實在太荒誕了。

物極必反,網上能逐漸看到批評的聲音,紙終究包不住火。但是記住要擦亮眼睛。皇帝時時有,皇帝的新衣可不是。

Plan to ‘educate’ Wuhan residents on how to show gratitude sparks criticism

計劃對武漢居民進行感恩教育引致批評。

A call from a top Chinese official to 「educate」 Wuhan residents on how to show gratitude to President Xi Jinping is turning into a public relations disaster for the Communist party.

一名中國高級官員要求對武漢居民開展感恩教育:感恩習近平主席,這已演變為共產黨的公關災難。

Chinese internet users unleashed a torrent of anger on social media after Wang Zhonglin, Communist party secretary of Wuhan, last week said it was 「necessary to carry out gratitude education among the people of the whole city」 in order for them to express thanks to Mr Xi and the Communist party.

上周,武漢市委書記王忠林表示,「在廣大市民中開展感恩教育很有必要」,以表達對習與共產黨的感謝,這點燃了社交媒體上中國網民的怒火。

However, the backlash online forced officials to scrub the original media reports on 「gratitude education」 from news sites.

然而,網上的強烈反彈迫使官員們刪除了新聞網站上所有有關「感恩教育」的媒體報道。

「Next the government should apologise to people as soon as possible. It’s time to reflect and find people who are responsible for today’s situation,」 Fang Fang, a well-known author and former director of the Hubei Writers’ Association, wrote on Weibo, the social media platform.

「政府還要盡快向人民謝罪。現在,是最應該反思和追責的時候「著名作家、原湖北省作家協會主席方方在社交媒體平台微博上寫道

「What should I be thankful for?」 wrote another Weibo user, noting that he had not received his government benefits and was having to pay high prices for food during the crisis. 「Please go back to wherever you came from, OK? Thanks」.

「我應該感謝什麼?」 另一位微博用戶寫道。他沒有得到政府的補貼,在危機期間不得不為食物支付高昂的價格。「從哪來回哪去,好嗎? 謝謝」。

The criticism came as video footage circulated online that appeared to show Wuhan residents shouting from their flats at vice-premier Sun Chunlan, who was on a tour demonstrating the success of quarantine measures in the area.

批評的出現是從一個網上流傳的視頻開始的:武漢居民從自家陽台上拍攝正在巡視的副總理孫春蘭,此行是為展示該片區域隔離措施的成效。

「It’s fake, it’s fake!」 residents screamed from their balconies, as the entourage moved between the buildings.

「假的,都是假的!」當隨行隊伍穿越樓宇,居民們從陽台中怒聲大喊。

Residents in Wuhan and Hubei province — an estimated 55m people — have been under strict quarantine since late January.

自1月下旬,武漢及湖北省的居民,估計有5500萬人遭受到嚴格的隔離。

The Communist party has unleashed a propaganda campaign after allowing some space for criticism of its handling of the crisis. It has cast Mr Xi as the only person capable of leading the country through a health crisis that has killed more than 3,000 in mainland China and infected over 80,000.

共產黨在對批評其疫情控制的言論略微鬆綁後,就開展了一場宣傳運動。對於這次已導致中國大陸超三千人死亡、八萬多人感染的健康危機,他們把習近平塑造成唯一有能力帶領這個國家度過風波的人。

The Communist party’s publicity department has even published a book lauding Mr Xi and the party as global leaders in the response to the outbreak.

共產黨的宣傳部甚至出版了一本書,稱贊習近平和共產黨在對抗疫情時堪稱全球典範。

But the effort has been marred by blunders.

但是這種努力因犯下大錯而付諸東流。

「Internal directives from press control officials now suggest this has been a full-blown public opinion crisis for the party, and that the wound was self-inflicted,」 China Media Project, a Hong Kong-based research programme focused on the Chinese press, said of the 「gratitude education」 incident.

「從輿情控制官員的內部指導文件可以看出,這件事已經成為該黨的全面輿論危機,並且是自找的傷害。」總部位於香港、以中國新聞界為關注點的研究機構中國傳媒研究計劃(China Media Project)在提到「感恩教育」事件時說。

「The ‘gratitude education’ narrative has already backfired,」 said King-wa Fu, an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre.

香港大學新聞與媒體研究中心副教授傅景華說:「感恩教育這個說法適得其反,引火燒身。」

The Communist party has been struggling to control the narrative of the outbreak since the early days of the crisis.

自危機初期開始,共產黨一直在努力打壓有關疫情的言論。

Mr Wang was appointed as Wuhan’s top official in February after his predecessor Ma Guoqiang was fired following criticism of his early handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

王忠林於2月被任命為武漢市最高官員,他的前任馬國強因在冠狀病毒爆發早期的處理方式飽受批評而被解職

The death in February of Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang, who was censured by local officials for reporting the outbreak in early January, led to a fervent public outcry. Many social media users in China have held up Li’s death as a symbol of mismanagement by authorities. The party, however, has sought to use him as a representative of China’s selfless fight against the outbreak.

武漢醫生李文亮,1月初曾因報告疫情而被當地警官訓誡;他於2月份去世的訊息,讓公眾情緒爆發。中國的許多社交媒體用戶都將李文亮之死視為當局管理不善的象徵。然而,共產黨卻試圖利用他作為中國無私抗擊疫情的代表。

Additional reporting by Xinning Liu in Beijing

劉新寧(音)在北京的補充報道

編輯:【喜馬拉雅戰鷹團】