FOREST's ADVANCES

Trying to get rid of surfing, wasted too much time, any suggestion?.......................... 七宗罪?............................... 1,没有原则的政治;2,不劳而获的财富;3,没有理智的享乐;4,没有特点的知识;5,没有道德的商业;6,没有人文关怀的科学;7,没有牺牲的崇拜。............................................. 虽然这是圣雄甘地说老印的.......

Thursday, January 05, 2006

陶杰:抗拒财暴力保河山

小的贴在这里是供批判用,呵呵
曾经海啸打击的马尔代夫,与中国闹出旅游外交纠纷。中国游客投诉,马尔代夫岛上并无所谓旅游设施,只有蓝天碧海,中国游客至此,没有卡拉OK可唱,也没有海鲜酒家可供饮食,当然也没有足底按摩和冰火桑拿,更加没有穿山甲和狗肉可供享用,闷出个鸟来。

中国游客不断「投诉」,马尔代夫政府如果是香港的特区政府,一定垂首恭立,洗耳服从,一一照办,以推动「旅游市场经济」。岂知马尔代夫的旅游局,完全无视中国国情,眼看数以千万计的中国游客带来白花花的银子,居然拒不妥协,声称马尔代夫的天然环境,就是这个样子,除了蓝天,只有碧海,如果嫌闷,最好不要来。

马尔代夫旅游局与银纸作对,居然拒绝中国旅游财神爷的要求,对一个小农社会,民以食为天,人为财死,这样的「对抗」当然不可思议。但马尔代夫立场强硬,决不为迁就中国游客而在岛上增添舞厅、K场、海鲜酒家,宁愿不赚中国游客的钱,也要维持贵价的尊严,如此民族精神令人钦敬。

因为马尔代夫旅游当局十分明白,一旦遵从中国游客要求,岛上自然生态会受到摧残,中国人得寸进尺,开设了舞厅和K场,财大气粗,下一步就要求进马尔代夫的森林狩猎山猪。当局看钱份上,批准这一条,再下步中国游客就会指定活宰海龟,试一试太平洋的白灼千年海龟肉,岛上的热带鹦鹉,山鸡凤凰、野豹珍猴,十年八载,无一幸免。

谁说「顾客永远是对的」?马尔代夫旅游当局,硬是有种。在天然环保和金钱利益之间,一个文明的政府,谋子孙幸福之长远,选择的一定是前者。农历新年,马尔代夫的大陆旅行团反而涨价七成,价愈叫得高,中国富户心痒难熬,但去了马尔代夫,天天瞪看对大海,无K可唱,又没有三陪女郎下海伴泳,无法体现中国人的富裕,但马尔代夫没有责任为中国游客的消费习惯改变一些高尚的原则,冲凉骨,饮食按摩,在国际文明社会,并非先进文化的代表。

马尔代夫的坚持,或会损失一点点旅游市场,但必定受到其他品味游客的谅解和尊敬。失去一个庸俗的市场,保住了大自然,却会同时赢得另一片更加清明的海阔天空。

——苹果日报

3 Comments:

  • At 5:36 PM, Blogger Sun Bin said…

    hmmm...tao jie is my most despised writer, best in piling up meaningless words to create a fake argument.

    while the conclusion in this one is something i would agree, his logic is not.
    what maldive did was look at all its customers and its competitive advantage. most wealthy western customers want nature, maldvie does not have the cheap labor for cheap massage.

    note that maldive does provide expensive western spa/massage.

     
  • At 12:02 PM, Blogger beforestforever said…

    Not very clear about his background. Bump into his articles recently. Heard he is one of three famous writers of applydaily?
    Of course, his article pushed things too hard...:)

     
  • At 5:30 PM, Blogger Sun Bin said…

    his essays are always like that. more "八股" than anything.

    i think he got some degree in UK and worked for BBC or sth like that for a couple years. he has some fans in HK.

    imo he likes to pile a lot of info and BS, but ignore the logics.
    i am always amazed at the leap of faith in his deductions.
    but he is a liberal, and generally harmless.

     

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