Pinter's Nobeltoespraak vernietigend voor Bush en de Amerikaanse politiek na 1945...!
Waar is de 'dignity of Man' ?
Woensdag 7/12 hield Pinter, Nobelprijswinnaar literatuur 2005, via video zijn toespraak voor de Zweedse academie in Stockholm.
Het is een hoogst aangrijpende aanklacht tegen de Amerikaanse imperialistische politiek.
Je kan ze zien op volgende site:
de volledige transcriptie in het Engels staat op dezelfde site.
Franse, Duitse en Zweedse vertaling op volgende site: http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/2005/pinter-le...
even een fragmentje eruit
I know that President Bush has many extremely competent speech writers but I would like to volunteer for the job myself. I propose the following short address which he can make on television to the nation. I see him grave, hair carefully combed, serious, winning, sincere, often beguiling, sometimes employing a wry smile, curiously attractive, a man's man.
'God is good. God is great. God is good. My God is good. Bin Laden's God is bad. His is a bad God. Saddam's God was bad, except he didn't have one. He was a barbarian. We are not barbarians. We don't chop people's heads off. We believe in freedom. So does God. I am not a barbarian. I am the democratically elected leader of a freedom-loving democracy. We are a compassionate society. We give compassionate electrocution and compassionate lethal injection. We are a great nation. I am not a dictator. He is. I am not a barbarian. He is. And he is. They all are. I possess moral authority. You see this fist? This is my moral authority. And don't you forget it.'
I believe that despite the enormous odds which exist, unflinching, unswerving, fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies is a crucial obligation which devolves upon us all. It is in fact mandatory.
If such a determination is not embodied in our political vision we have no hope of restoring what is so nearly lost to us – the dignity of man.