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嘎嘎小姐寄語2020畢業生的演講(1)

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Greetings to graduates across the nation.

向全國畢業生致意。

This is Lady Gaga.

我是嘎嘎小姐。

Two weeks ago, I recorded a very different commencement speech to help celebrate the wonderful accomplishment that is your graduation.

兩週前,我錄製了一段與眾不同的畢業典禮演講,來慶祝你們畢業。

My speech at that time reflected and referenced the shared experience of the COVID-19 global pandemic

我當時的演講反省並提到了今年全球範圍內的新冠肺炎大流行的共同經歷,

that's devastated the world this year and how important it is to be a force of kindness in the world

以及在你前途無量的人生中邁出下一步時,

as you take the next step forward in your promising lives.

成為世界上善良之勢是多麼重要。

My speech was recorded before the murder of George Floyd,

我的演講是在喬治·弗洛伊德遇害之前錄製的,

and the subsequent activist movement protesting police brutality and systemic racism in this country.

隨後的維權運動抗議警察的暴行和美國的系統性種族主義。

While my original commencement speech may not be directly relevant to what this country needs most right now,

雖然我最初的畢業典禮演講可能與美國現在急需的東西沒有直接關係,

I wish to tell you today that although there is much to be sad about, there is also much to be celebrated.

但今天我想告訴大家,雖然有很多事情值得悲傷,但也有很多事情值得慶祝。

You are watching what is a pivotal moment in this country's evolution.

你們正在見證美國發展的關鍵時刻。

You're watching society change in a deeply important way.

你們看到社會以一種深遠的方式發生着變化。

This change will be slow, and we will have to be patient.

這種變化將是緩慢的,我們必須耐心等待。

But change will happen, and it will be for the better.

但是改變終將發生,而且會變得更好。

In rewriting my speech, I asked myself how I viewed racism in America as it relates to graduation.

在重寫演講稿時,我問自己,我如何看待美國的種族歧視,因為它與畢業有關。

When I looked past the rage that I feel about the systemic oppression and physical and emotional violence

我看到那種憤怒時,感到無休止地折磨着黑人社區的系統性壓迫,

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that has tortured the black community endlessly, my mind turned to nature.

以及對身體和情感的暴力,我的思想回歸本然。

When I think about racism in America, I imagine a broad forest filled densely with tall trees, trees as old as this country itself,

我在想到美國的種族主義時,我想象着一片廣闊的森林,密佈着高大的樹木,像這個國家一樣古老的樹木,

trees that were planted with racist seeds, trees that grew prejudiced branches, and oppressive leaves,

這些帶着種族主義種子被種植的樹木,長着帶有偏見的樹枝和壓迫性的葉子,

and mangled roots that buried and entrenched themselves deep within the soil,

被毀壞的根部則把自己深埋於土壤之中,

forming a web so well developed and so entangled that pushes back when we try to look clearly at how it really works.

形成了一個發達的網絡。當我們試圖看清它的運作方式時,這種糾結會使我們退卻。

This forest is where we live.

這片森林是我們生活的地方。

It's who we are.

我們就是這樣的人。

It's the morals and value system that we, as a society, have upheld and emboldened for centuries.

這是我們作為一個社會,幾個世紀以來一直堅持和鼓勵的道德和價值體系。

I make this analogue between racism and nature in this country because it is as pervasive and as real as nature.

我把這個國家的種族主義和自然做了類比,因為它和自然一樣普遍而又真實的存在着。

It is some part of everything the light touches.

這是光接觸到的所有事物的一部分。

But in this moment, all of us are being invited to challenge that system and think about how to effect real change.

但在這一刻,我們所有人都受邀挑戰這個體系,思考如何實現真正的變革。

I believe in my heart that the people who are going to make this change happen are listening to me speak right now.

我相信在我心中,那些將要實現這一變革的人正在聽我講話。

I know this is true because it is you who are the seeds of the future.

我知道這是真的,因為你們是未來的種子。

You are the seeds that will grow into a new and different forest

你們是種子,將成長為一個嶄新而又不同的森林,

that is far more beautiful and loving than the one we live in today.

遠比我們今天生活的這片森林更加美麗、可愛。

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oppressive [ə'presiv]

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adj. 壓迫的,沉重的,壓抑的

 
brutality [bru:'tæləti]

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n. 殘忍,無慈悲,野蠻的行為

 
pandemic [pæn'demik]

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adj. 全國流行的 n. (全國或全世界範圍流行的)疾

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pervasive [pə:'veisiv]

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adj. 普遍的,蔓延的,滲透的

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community [kə'mju:niti]

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n. 社區,社會,團體,共同體,公眾,[生]羣落

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promising ['prɔmisiŋ]

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adj. 有希望的,有前途的

 
movement ['mu:vmənt]

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n. 活動,運動,移動,[音]樂章

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celebrated ['selibreitid]

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adj. 著名的,聲譽卓著的 動詞celebrate的過

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devastated ['devəsteitid]

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adj. 毀壞的;極為震驚的 v. 毀壞;摧毀(deva

 
analogue ['ænəlɔg]

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n. 類似物,【hotbuy集運】同源語
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