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The Dignity Gap Sends Trump to White House

2016 - 11 - 10

On election night, 11/8, Trump had been in the lead all along the night, taking the crucial swing states like Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and eventually won the election with 289 electoral votes, becoming the 45th president-elect of the United States.

11/8美國總統大選,川普一路領先,在拿下包括Florida, Ohio, North Carolina等關鍵搖擺州之後,勢如破竹,一路跨越270張選舉人票門檻,當選美國第45任總統。

此情此狀,跌碎一堆觀察家與選民的眼鏡。希拉蕊在選前民調一直相對領先,雖然FBI重新調查電郵門一事讓川普民調回升,但普遍都認為希拉蕊贏面較大。

失去尊嚴.不被需要.一死百了

各方預測失準,關鍵在於世人所沒看見的美國社會景象。美國的狀況很糟、公共建設很糟、就業市場很糟… 如果對這個國家沒長期觀察、或實際在其社會走跳,多半對此無感。

外界看見的是紐約、是芝加哥、是洛杉磯與好萊塢、是西雅圖(亞馬遜、波音、微軟)、是全球無敵的矽谷獨角獸群、是其傲視天下之榮耀軍武。

他們,沒有看見這篇文章裡所描繪的景象。

There is indeed a gap in this country, and it has now led to a political revolution, a significant realignment in American politics. But the relevant gap wasn’t income. It was dignity.

此文作者認為,美國固然有高低收入之斷層;但最大的鴻溝還不在收入,在「尊嚴」。如今,失去尊嚴的那一群,促成這場革命,送川普進到白宮。

在 “Men Without Work” 這本書裡提到,全美屆於工作年齡的男性失業比例,在 1965 時是 10%,到了 2015 時已經來到 22%,暴升一倍有餘。

把不到妹的魯蛇很苦,那找不到工作的「魯」,又會苦到什麼程度?在 2015 年,普林斯頓大學兩位經濟學家發表研究,指出從 1999 起,美國中年男性白人的死亡率大增。死因呢?死於肝硬化 Cirrhosis of the liver 的,多了 50%;自殺的,多了 78%;而藥物或酒精中毒身亡的,多了 323%!

這種人,以前是不投票的。縮在不被需要的角落、沒人正眼瞧上他們一眼,不料遇上了誓言衝撞美國政治氣象的川普。這群人從川普那裡所接收到的訊息是

“A promise to work hard at restoring left-behind Americans’ dignity by bringing back jobs and striking back at the cultural elites who disdain them.”
(要幫他們把工作找回來、要痛擊鄙視他們的文化菁英、藉以回復被遺棄的美國人的尊嚴)

這次美國大選的超展開,就是這麼來的。

新聞來源:
How Donald Trump Filled the Dignity Deficit

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