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文章轉載: 澳洲「Y世代」的政治觀

ON LINE opinion - Australia's e-journal of social and political debate
Political parties ignore Generation Y at their own peril

By Rebecca Huntley
Posted Thursday, 18 August 2005

Around the 2004 federal election, a number of people asked me how I thought young Australians might cast their vote - for many it was their first experience at the polling booth. I made an educated guess that while a small number may have voted Green or Democrat, the majority of young Australians probably cast their vote for John Howard. Not because as a group they are inherently conservative. But because Howard is the prime minister they have grown up with. And because, for some time now, Labor hasn’t offered voters - younger or older - enough compelling reasons to vote otherwise.

The political profile and habits of Generation Y - Australians born after 1981, currently in their late teens and early 20s - are still developing. But there are some stubborn and misguided assumptions circulating about their current political attitudes. In the minds of political scientists and journalists Generation Y is just like the generation that preceded it - Generation X.

X - my generation - was characterised as politically apathetic and ignorant. Indeed it is still common for journalists and political scientists to reiterate “findings” that young people are disinterested in, and not very knowledgeable about, formal political processes. Countless studies in Australia have shown there is a serious weakness in young peoples' understanding about how the political system works. Fewer young Australians eligible to vote are enrolled (approximately 82 per cent in 2004) compared with older Australians (95 per cent): and party membership, comparatively low across all age sectors of the population, is particularly acute among young people.

Many older commentators lay the blame for these levels of political disengagement firmly at the feet of young people themselves. However, smarter political analysts are prepared to turn the tables and ask: what does politics really offer young people? For the majority of Generation Y, the two-party system doesn’t provide any real choices. They feel uninspired by conventional politics because there are only slight differences between the two major parties. Politicians, despite their party origins, appear to be from the same breed of suit-wearing, slogan and jargon speaking apparatchiks, a closed club of professionals who represent older generations and their social values.

Not only are political parties (and their leaders) unappealing, Generation Y feels that there is little that can be done to change them. Few think you can really make a difference joining a political party. The major parties don’t allow for enough internal democracy to satisfy the needs of a generation that expect flexibility and choice in all their endeavours. This is a generation that are enthusiastic about having a say. They get to choose the next Australian Idol or the next eviction from the Big Brother house. The “tow-the-party-line” mentality of the major political parties seem too simplistic, too constraining for a generation that is used to this kind of direct involvement in decision making.

But current levels of youth disengagement and ignorance about formal politics belies the fact in general, this generation cares about how this country is run and the fate of the world at large. “Apathy” just isn’t an accurate way to describe the political attitudes of Generation Y.

While they might see politics as boring, they aren’t comfortable with their current levels of political ignorance. They believe they should know more about how the system works. For example, 83 per cent of those surveyed in the 2003 Democrats Youth Poll believed students should be taught more about Australia’s political and legal system at school.

And Generation Y makes a vital distinction between caring about party politics and caring about the stuff of politics, the issues that matter. They have views and they have some idea about what is going on but that concern hasn’t translated into traditional forms of political behaviour like party membership. Rather than apathy, Gen Y projects something more like powerlessness, either to change the political culture or to make progress with political issues.

If party politics is a turn-off, what are the alternative avenues for political expression for Generation Y? As a response to the constraints and monotony of party politics, they have turned their energies towards local and community politics. This means that young people’s activism has been largely invisible to political scientists. Young people are heavily involved in public life, but often in ways not conventionally recognised as “political”.

Ari Vromen, a leading Australian researcher on the civic behaviour of X and Y, argues that young people’s political activism shouldn’t be measured against some preconceived notion of what “real” political behaviour is. Rather we need to look at the diverse ways in which young people participate in public life beyond party and electoral politics. While they may not measure high on the scales of traditional political activity - donating money, contacting MPs, joining political parties or unions - the vast majority of them are involved in community, campaigning and protest activities.

Vromen found young people involved in church groups, parents and citizens, environmental and sporting organisations. She also found that they are particularly willing to boycott products for political reasons. This mirrors trends in the United States, where youth volunteerism is currently at an all time high. Young America is awash in community service and high school and college community-service activities have never been more extensive. Turning away from the national and the party political, members of Generation Y are taking a small target approach to their own political behaviour, focusing on organisations and issues that are closest to them. These seem easier to understand and influence.

American demographers Howe and Strauss argue that Generation Y has rejected the “too cool to care” credo of Generation X and display a genuine interest in volunteer work, community and local politics. It seems this is also the case in terms of Generation Y in Australia. While some commentators persist in their description of Y as apathetic and politically clueless, they are a principled and idealistic lot with a commitment to making the world a better place. They just don’t see political parties or national politics generally as the place to start.

Political parties are making a grave error if they think they can ignore Generation Y voters until later, when they start to accrue the kinds of responsibilities we associate with adulthood - a mortgage, marriage, kids and a permanent job. For many, this kind of “growing up’ may take another decade or more. In the meantime, Generation Y voters are waiting to be engaged by a political force prepared to speak their language. The political force that does will carry this generation well into the future.

Rebecca Huntley is a writer and social researcher and the author of the forthcoming The World According to Y (Allen & Unwin).

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雖然澳洲和香港不同,澳洲有普選,但社會和政治界對的Y世代(80後)的青年人們的態度都是半斤八兩。

有甚麼不明白的話,請提問。

Public Annoncement

各位來賓,大家好!我回來了!

我為何會回來?啊……心情好吧……我想……

首先,Music!



哈哈……有玩的就向我報上名來吧!PC,Hunter6213,Lv28 Sergeant Major,我不知能不能和你們連線,因為我的D-Link DSL-502T路由器的NAT設定方面始終都想不到辦法出來,可能是Windows 7本身的安全設計或防火牆吧......

首先我自己的事情,我今個學期的考試終於順利過關!有?留學生輔導組的支持和鼓勵,還有及時接受治療,我終於對我的學業恢復信心了!

第二件事就是動畫方面,最近有很多秋季番組播出,我自己都追不及,不過,我最在意的一套作品,就是龍騎士07老師的《寒蝉悲鳴時》之續作:《海貓悲鳴時》!關於此作,我都知道大家只是對於該作品的「反推理VS反魔幻」的元素所吸引和討論,不過,我的評語只有四個字!就是:「令人作嘔!」

大家別誤會!我其實都很想追看下去,為何我會説它嘔心?血腥暴力?這些東西我玩第一身射擊遊戲裡見慣見熟啦!我是不怕血肉横飛的場面啊!我説呀,現在香江某大電視台播出的肥?劇,皆離不開豪門貴族的勾心鬥角,「辦公室政治」,以及為滿足自己的貪欲而背信棄義、六親不認等等這些黒暗題材,由《金O欲X》開始,這些可惡的電視台高層決策者們,就看中了這個題材的滿足到現代社會中産階層的市場,所以一直以來甚麼《溏O風X》、《O光X氣》、《宮OX》這些…… 千篇一律的劇情……就算陳腔濫調,但又有一種不追看下去,就不能享受著指著電視機中的奸角們大聲斥責和咒罵的快感,甚至有想打爆部電視機,或者把生存/野戰遊戲的電動氣槍拿出來,走入電視機裡射死他們的念頭……是的是的,你們想説:「不想看就別看吧」,我承認我是被虐狂……

唉……真是想慨歎這個世界……釋迦牟尼佛啊!耶穌基督啊!孔子啊!老子啊!你們的留下給我們的救世之道去了哪兒?!就算現在是廿一世紀,種姓制度、封建制度已經不再存在,但這些于腐的社會制度的陰影仍然籠罩著我們!愈來愈多人因為七宗罪和「貪、嗔、痴」而製造出更多人間悲劇!否則,創作者們還會寫出這些嘔心的東西出來啊?!

祖父的在天之靈啊!很多謝你是從基層庶民出生啊!老爸啊!我很多謝你教導我關於你的人生經歴啊!你向我?叨關於你和叔父們兒時半工半讀的生活,以前無法升學被迫就業的辛勞史,長大後仍共同努力工作,不單止自己的妻兒們,主要都是撫養年紀老邁的祖父母……現在我終於明白了!幸福是要靠自己去爭取的!而不是靠搶掠他人努力成果,就算是自家人也好……天啊!我多謝你讓我投胎去一個「共和聯邦」般平等和諧的小康家庭,而非像「封建帝國」一樣的血統集團!

等等……金藏的黄金是魔法變出來的……即是這個根本就是不義之財吧!大家!絶對不可以問魔女借錢啊!ベアト是比高利貨還更糟糕啊!所以應該拜年時去向觀音借庫(富)!(被毆)

算吧……轉個話題……至於《海貓》中最大的謎團,就是關於戰人的身世和罪行,誰是戰人的母親的謎題我先放在一邊,我覺得戰人的「罪孽」,就是像印度佛教時代裡,拘薩羅國流離王的罪行一樣,以自己的高貴血統為傲的釋迦族長老們,曾經在迎賓宴會中羞辱他是奴隸的兒子,令流離王怨憤難平而出兵屠城。

不過,這個只是假設而己,龍騎士07的作品一直都是很耐人尋味的,不過,我比較喜歡做戰士類的角色,我只會做罪案發生時保護生命的直接行動部隊,而不是做事後追査的偵探和檢事。

我不想做説教魔,這樣到此為止吧!

自己興趣,《海貓》裡的獵槍:


Ending:

窮途未路

因為升上了第二學年,功課比上一年忙很多,還有開始用Facebook的關係,所以很久沒有在此寫日記了,這兒被荒廢了差不多有半年多了。

假期差不多完結了,最近收到成績,結果不出我所料......很不理想......兩科不合格......加上一年的兩科......總共失去了21個學分......

我現在沉思,為何我要選擇去外國留學?為何要父母不惜花費重金,讓我離郷別井去繼續浪費時間?究竟甚麼事?想起這些事情的時候?我總是覺得十分後悔,認為我是不應該去留學的,為何公開試的時候不去用功,讓成績單滿缸紅,弄到自己不能升讀本地大學?一個討厭唸書的人,應該盡早接受職業訓練,留在香港裡找一個正當工作算了,還要勉強自己繼續升學有甚麼用?是因為我老爸找一個算命的,説我會去外國,所以聽天由命?還是現實迫人,香港根本不是容得下創意工業或擁有文憑證書的人們,是一個學歴主義的社會,才要迫自己一定要拿到一個大學畢業證書來謀生?

去到別處讀書亦和以前一樣得過且過,講課時又不寫筆記,平日教科書碰都沒有碰過一次,學校内聯網報告版一個禮拜只看一次,功課留到死線前兩個禮拜才開始做,考試才來臨急抱佛脚......

我是有讀書的材料,但我沒有身為讀書人的品格!

不過,後悔當初已經無用了,現在要想的事情就是,我究竟可以做甚麼?中途退學?還是繼續讀到第三年為止,然後畢業證書都沒有拿到,兩手空空就回家去?繼續留在這兒補回不合格的科目?這個根本就不是選擇!我父母供給至第三個學年就要退休了!

唉......反正結果都是一樣,所以,我是一個失敗者,是一個比就算能在香港的大學畢業後都找不到工作的大學生們還更失敗的敗家犬!人們總覺得海外留學歸國的是比本地畢業的更成功,但如果去外國唸書卻一事無成,大大浪費了父母畢生的血汗錢,大學畢業證書卻撈不到,這個豈不是天下間最羞恥的事?

各位,請嘲笑我吧,請奚落我吧,我是一隻喪家犬,還有,我親愛的父母,我是一個不肖子,我不能盡孝,因為我搞到你們不能盡早退休,我又未能供養你們以報養育之恩......

我究竟一死了之?還是要懷著恥辱,以喪家犬的身份繼續活下去?算吧......我不想再想下去了......不過,這條路,我想繼續走下去,或者中途放棄的還更令我後悔.....還有,這下半年和第三年,我不可以再失敗,我不可以再讓自己繼續怠惰下去!就算有一個不好的開頭,但我都要將結尾搞得漂漂亮亮!所以,此文就作為我的反省和激勵,好好提醒我別再不斷重覆?史!

所以,這個部落格,要無限期停止運作......再見了......各位曾經造訪本博的訪客們......

遊戲名作惡搞短片

當我尋找有關於Metal Gear Solid的惡搞片時,我發現了這個由Egoraptor所製作的Metal Gear Awesome:



(內含血腥暴力和不雅用語,慎入)

這個是第4集,雖然不是Egoraptor本人所造的:



蛇老爺去到GW伺服器這句真是很精警,他在微波爐通道爬得這麼辛苦,到頭來上載病毒拯救世界的責任,就在Otacon身上......老爺他根本沒做過任何東西......(不過我看過劇透,病毒上載期間有大量的Scarab衝入來襲擊他們的又怎樣?還有編寫病毒的Naomi和Sunny呢?)

可惜的是Egoraptor它沒有做第二和三集......不過他又惡搞過其他遊戲巨著:

超執刀:Awesome Center


這個我中了毒了.....假如只是用死光槍殺能殺死GUILT的話,人人都做得醫生啦.....還走去拆原子彈呢......

忍者外傳:Awesome Gaiden


難道真是難玩到連有攻略都無輒嗎?

動物之森:Awesome Crossing


這個青蛙.....Wee Wee Wee Wee XDDDDD
還能玩七年有這麼長嗎?

太空戰士7:Awesome Fantasy VII


Bio Hazard 4:Resident Awesome 4


Egoraptor你這個大懶蟲!快些造更多搞笑的惡搞片出來吧!

他還做了很多,還有一些模仿他畫風的作品出現,不妨去Newgrounds.com搜尋「Awesome」這個字就有了。

論死小孩

在華人的ACG圈子之中,十分流行「死小孩」一詞,死小孩的定義是如何?根據Komica Wiki的解說,就是有以下特徵:

# 欠打的死小鬼
# 自以為是、不知反省和自量、愚蠢(下刪一萬字)簡單來說就是讓人打之而後快的小鬼。

* 通常是因為嬌生慣養所以產生的狀況,另外中二病也是引發此狀況原因。
* 不過比較例外的是,酘斬臂姐型雖然一樣是嬌生慣養,是死小孩的卻意外的少。
* 另外一些大人也有死小孩現象,通常也被列入死小孩行列中。

# 不知為何近年的作品非常流行以死小孩作主角。
# 據說鋼彈主角是死小孩的機率高達八成

其實,本人覺得很多動畫作品的主角是死小孩,這樣玩兒根本就是必要的惡(Necessary Evil),為何我會這樣想?因為性格成熟這個設定,是最適合套在配角身上,因為主角要是一個沒經驗的「菜鳥」,由配角來引導他們成長才至有戲劇性,才符合「起承轉合」的故事創作原則。假如主角就是這些思想成熟、人生經驗豐富的話,這些設定出現在像《島耕作》系列這些以成年人社會為主題的動漫作品才適合吧。

所以每套動漫的主角做死小孩,這個是他們的必經之路。如果每套動漫的主角都是「萬事通」、「老龍鍾」的話,這個作品一定看到中途就悶到打瞌睡了。

還有,動漫迷們咒罵角色死小孩,有沒有好好地想過這個角色的背景,所以才會如偏激?見他們做出反智和令人髮指的行為,或對執著某些幼稚而無道理的想法就立刻斷言說他們是「死小孩」,有沒有想過自己都是想東西都是很單方面,並沒有退一步,先曠闊自己的視野然後再去分析?其實自己都是和他們一樣的說?

以下本人為被罵做死小孩的男角的評論:
阿姆羅可能他自小在父親的溺愛下長大,況且他自己是平民身份在先,仍未有身為軍人的覺悟。

加美尤、露易絲的父母被殺害,雖然殺親之仇不共戴天,但是將自己的想法沉浸在仇恨裡的後果,大家都有目共睹的。

捷度、真‧飛鳥和魯路修皆身為兄長,都有愛護弟妹之心,是平常的事情,本人不相信會有一個身為兄長對自己的弟妹態度冷酷的。

朱雀他幼時聽到魯路修立誓要消滅帝國,他不希望他的朋友誤入歧途,所以才決定和魯路修對著幹,但不幸地大家都已經誤入歧途。

剎那當時年紀小,沒有思考能力,思想容易被荼毒,錯在是偽九龍教壞小孩子而己。

安烈(小熊)因為怨恨父親(熊叔)沒有好好保護母親,只是將這個怨恨以加入A-LAWS來超越父親來發洩,熊叔亦都覺得自己「父親失格」而後悔,所以對打時熊叔他沒有還手,小熊當時亦被下意識中的怨恨和戰鬥的怒火所蒙蔽,可以說是「誤殺」父親。
但是硬要說是「謀殺」的話,動機可以是因為父親當時間接害死母親,但起初他是沒有要殺死父親為母填命的意圖。
還有,常言道:「戰場無父子」,打仗時還能輕易將父子關係搬出來想嗎?

「死小孩」的出現,其實是反映出新一代青少年的弊病,嬌生慣養、自我中心、固執、怨天尤人等等的特徵,現實中很多青少年都是「死小孩」而不自覺,這個其實是一個好好的借鏡,讓自己重拾自省的精神,學習多角度思考,而不是只去指責和嘲諷,罵誰是死小孩,說不定是「五十步笑百步」呢!而且,我們都曾經是一個甚麼也不知道的小孩子,人生經驗是要靠累積的,我們是因為見到這些「死小孩」而不自覺地回想起自己都一樣是「很傻很天真」,才會對他們生出厭惡的感情,所以各位,請原諒「死小孩」吧,就當做原諒自己的過去吧。
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