2009年6月28日星期日

从麦克语录看猪流感回响




80年代红透半边天的麦克杰逊日前传来死讯,让我情不自禁的马上想要撰写一篇悼念这位天皇巨星的文章。

原定有意把焦点集中在麦克传奇性的一生,特别想提及的是他把皮肤漂白这一点,而我已计划在文章前半段以歌功颂扬的方式来纪念其对流行乐坛的贡献,后半段则以悲情的方式来点出麦克背后的辛酸。

然后凭自己的主观感想写出麦可为了在世界流行乐坛获得白人世界的认同,而不惜的把皮肤漂白,凭着其天才般的歌舞表演而在竞争激烈的流行乐坛脱颖而出,最后却漂白成瘾,并忘了自己是黑人一族的煽情情节,然后再以虐童事件及传奇的一生对一代巨星的去逝而惋惜。

不过在我打算动笔之际,偶然间从报章上看到了一篇有关麦可的语录,而这短短的三言两语却使到我无从下笔。

麦可杰逊的语录是这样写的:"自从我打破唱片纪录、打破猫王的纪录、打破披头四的纪录,然后呢?他们开始叫我畸形人、同性恋者、虐童者,他们说我漂白了自己的皮肤,做一切可做的来诋毁我,这些都是阴谋!当我站在镜前时看着自己,我知道,我是一个黑人!

原本我想以黑人漂成白人这一情节大作文章,并以美国总统奥巴马虽然是一名黑人,凭着其才华和自信赢得美国人民的支持,而麦克则以漂白来隐藏自己是黑人的自我矮化心态,最终却郁郁而终。

执笔至此,让我联想到一直活在主观意识的框框,一厢情愿的从井中看天,正如近期当我一听到新闻部长有意把H1N1重新改为猪流感后,第一个感觉是部长冲着华社及猪农而来,甚至已准备好撰写文章对部长大事批判,但是后来从维基百科看到H1N1确实是与猪流感有关,再说如香港及中国一带也同样有引用这个名词,在得知后也让我这篇批判部长的文章无从下笔。



5 条评论:

匿名 说...

能够看见一个充满知识,理性又有修养并能自我批判的博客,如获一宝。之前若有注
意M.J的报导,传闻他得了一种肤色斑驳的病和患有皮肤癌,也有一医生澄清他并非
如外界传去漂白皮肤,而是采用了大量化妆品掩盖。

欣呤

芊芊 说...

这一篇写得真好!
若MJ得的是白癜风 vitilago,那对一个名艺人是很大的打击.白癜风是因为体内皮肤色素细胞不正常或死亡,还没有解药.

Vitiligo is a chronic relatively common disorder that causes depigmentation in patches of skin. It occurs when the melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation which are derived from the neural crest, die or are unable to function. The precise pathogenesis, or cause, of vitiligo is complex and not yet fully understood. There is some evidence suggesting it is caused by a combination of autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors. The population incidence worldwide is considered to be between 1% and 2%[citation needed]. Non-segmental vitiligo has a greater prevalence than the disorder's other form(s).

A(H1N1)本来就是猪的病( Swine flu).后来才演变成"人传人"的.很多国家还是用 Swine flu 这个名词.

Swine Influenza (swine flu)
is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses (H1N1 subtype)that causes regular outbreaks in pigs.
People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen.Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person, but in the
past, this transmission was limited and not sustained beyond three people.

芊芊 说...

sorry! should be "vitiligo"

sanjiun 说...

Swine flu in SWINE, juz like Bird flu in BIRD. But A(H1N1) in human. They are different thing. And please remember that the flu we r dealing now is SIMILAR, but NOT SWINE flu. Even though there are "connection" between A(h1N1) and SWINE, but it doesn't mean they are SAME.

High similarity within genomes are a norm in microorganism world. In some microorganisms which come from same family or same genus, can reside in TOTALLY different host range (from human to plant) and cause TOTALLY different disease (in human, animal or plant), even though they share high similarity in their genome.

CDC and some authorities still include the name "swine flu" and keep it in a bracket because It is term that way by CDC because of they USED TO think swine flu = A(H1N1), therefore they keep the name in bracket, juz for reference. It doesn't mean it IS swine flu.

Diversity of organisms begin in this way. Same species within a family share some ancestor. When the time goes by, it gains more genetic element from other organism, make them their own genes. Or lost some genes and gain something else....

Eventually, they become a totally different species, that has totally different characteristic, behavior and host range. That is why flu virus is the fastest mutate organism (and actually a virus is not consider alive) in the world. And u just can't immune to flu virus.

So what A(H1N1) share the same ancestor with Swine Flu? A(H1N1) had already evolved and diverge into another type of virus.Or even worse, it WILL AGAIN diverge into few other types of virus.

楚留香 说...

既然有人说好,我也不敢说不好.