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クルーニーもSeize the dayを引用


日曜日のゴールデングローブ賞のスピーチでは占めのところのJe Suis Charlieが注目を集めました。

George Clooney’s Powerful Golden Globes Speech on His Love For Amal and Je Suis Charlie
2015 edition of the Golden Globes featured plenty of laughs, but also a beautiful lifetime achievement award speech by the one and only George Clooney.

“And one last thing: To reiterate what we’ve all been talking about, today was an extraordinary day,” said Clooney. “There were millions of people who marched not just in Paris, but around the world. And they were Christians and Jews and Muslims. They were leaders of countries all over the world. And they didn’t march in protest; they marched in support of the idea that we will not walk in fear. We won’t do it. So, Je Suis Charlie. Thank you.”

Youtubeでスピーチ全部を見たのですが、映画「今を生きる」でのCarpe Diemに触れている部分がありました。賞ではなく、作品こそが人々の記憶に残ると訴えている部分です。

“For the record: If you are in this room, you’ve caught the brass ring,” said Clooney. “You get to do what you’ve always dreamed to do and be celebrated for it, and that just... it ain’t losing. I don’t remember what awards Lauren Bacall won. I just remember her saying, ‘You know how to whistle, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.’ And I have no idea what kind of hardware Robin Williams took home. But I sure remember “carpe diem” and, ‘Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.’ I never forget that.”

まあちょっと強引でありますが、Carpe Diemに反応してしまったのは今週のEconomistの表紙と社説がまさにSeize the dayだっからです。エネルギーの現状と最新動向をSpecial report: Energy and technologyで取り上げているからのようですが、補助金行政からの脱却を社説で求めてます。ここでは現在の原油安というチャンスを生かすことをSeize the dayというフレーズに込めているようです。

Seize the day
The fall in the price of oil and gas provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix bad energy policies

Jan 17th 2015 | From the print edition

The most straightforward piece of reform, pretty much everywhere, is simply to remove all the subsidies for producing or consuming fossil fuels. Last year governments around the world threw $550 billion down that rathole—on everything from holding down the price of petrol in poor countries to encouraging companies to search for oil. By one count, such handouts led to extra consumption that was responsible for 36% of global carbon emissions in 1980-2010.

Falling prices provide an opportunity to rethink this nonsense. Cash-strapped developing countries such as India and Indonesia have bravely begun to cut fuel subsidies, freeing up money to spend on hospitals and schools (see article). But the big oil exporters in the poor world, which tend to be the most egregious subsidisers of domestic fuel prices, have not followed their lead. Venezuela is close to default, yet petrol still costs a few cents a litre in Caracas. And rich countries still underwrite the production of oil and gas. Why should American taxpayers pay for Exxon to find hydrocarbons? All these subsidies should be binned.


Energy and technology
Let there be light

Thanks to better technology and improved efficiency, energy is becoming cleaner and more plentiful—whatever the price of oil, says Edward Lucas
Jan 17th 2015 | From the print edition

今週はこのエネルギー特集以外にもCharlie Hebdo問題も大きく取り上げていますので、「買い」の号ではないかと思います。