(2016) 2016 Primary Finale Part II: Daybreak

Cal eyecatch

First of all, it’s summer. It’s California. What were you expecting if not a beach episode? The things are like, obligatory in this particular “field” of work!

首先,这是夏天。其次,这是加州。如果我们不弄点海滩狂欢的话,我们肯定没脸在这个动漫界里混了(笑)

Secondly, my apologies for those who would have hoped to see a counterbalance “op-ed.” Unfortunately, whether it’s our team, our extended network, or even our friends, nobody had the time, the willingness, or the energy to write a piece in support of Madam Secretary (who is currently the presumptive Democratic nominee.) This is not a critique of her policies or her positions, but simply pointing out that in our small team that ranges from a reforming Japanese ultranationalist (what? How else do you think we do our research for our main storyline on the other side? x) to an actual practicing communist (the type you see in Great Patriotic War posters, as in, the actual idealists) to our resident tree-hugging liberal to our self-described patriot to our ardent pacifist to folks like myself, you get the idea, and, well, just nobody got it done.

另外,抱歉。我知道我们有一部分读者希望看到更“平衡”的观点的。让你们失望了。美舰本队伍里,无论是我们队伍还是我们队伍的朋友,都没有人能拿出来经历,时间,或者意志来写一篇支持国务卿大人的文章(毕竟这位已经基本上拿下民主党候选认了嘛)。这不是我们想指责她的观点或者她的政策,但只是说,我们这个拥有:

  • – 正在弃暗投明中的某日本国家以及民主主义的右翼
  • – 坚信共产主义理想的好党员
  • – 标准美国左派
  • – 极端和平主义中立者
  • – 我

的小组,硬是没有一个人能在这一星期内写完这篇支持她文章的。

So instead, I’d simply point you to her own website, and the many media outlets there that’s speaking in support of her. As I said many, many times over, we don’t believe in being unbiased or neutral. We simply believe in being fair, because to be unbiased would imply that you don’t actually care.

所以啊,我想,你们要看支持她的文章,去她自己网站,或者任何一个支持她观点的(大多数主流媒体)地方看就好了。我说过多少次了,我们不是没有偏见。我们只是追求公平,因为我说过了,没有偏见,表示你对这事情不关心。

Like with any election, about half the people who cared enough to vote will be supporting one candidate over the other. There are plenty of people who believe that this country is doing fine, and they’re just as entitled to sending it off to the direction they believe will be best. Madam Secretary, for what’s it worth, represents that particular viewpoint.

美国大多数的选举都会有差不多一半人支持驴党,一半人支持象党。有很多人认为这个国家其实混的不错,而我认为他们也有权利去把这国家向他们所认为应当走的方向而支持。克林顿就是代表这个目前美国很好,需要继续保持现状的代表。

As for the other perspective? Well, I’ve been catching up with a few old friends. A lot of people are afraid – on both sides of the isle – that if the other candidate gets elected, it’ll be all doom and gloom from that point on. I disagree. For me, the outcome is less important than what we do in hope that we can achieve that outcome.

从另外相反的角度呢?我跟不少老友们讨论的时候,他们给我一种如果他们反对的政党当上总统后,基本上美国药丸。我不认为这是合理的观点。对我来说,结果不是不重要,但更重要的是我们尽力了。

Instead of speaking on my own, I’ll let Praetor Artanis (from StarCraft) speak for me instead.

但我想,还是借用执政官阿坦尼斯的话,来替我说话吧。

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My brethren. Hear me! For there is little time left.

同胞,听我一言!因们现在所剩的时间不多了。

All that remains of our race, of our civilization, are those that stand beside you now. and those corrupted on the surface below.

除了那些在地下已堕落的,我文化,我种族,所剩下的所有,在已都站在你身旁了。

Our kind once stood as stewards of a galaxy full of promise. In our pride and division, we failed that sacred charge and fell to ruin.

星灵,曾是守者,管理了一个充潜力的宇宙。的高傲,因的不合,我神圣的使命,我自己也陷入了毁灭

The Khala, designed to bring unity, ultimately only aided those divisions. Its hope was a lie.

的信仰,卡拉,本来是们统一而生的,然而她却最只加了那些分裂。她的承只是言。

Today, that lie must come to its end, And with it, our prejudice and arrogance must become a thing of the past.

今天我让这谎束。的偏与无知,随着她成为过去一部分吧。

For we now fight in the belief that our kind has not seen its end.

我们今天奋斗的原因,是我们可以相信,我们并没有盲目走向灭亡。

That we Protoss can stand bound by a belief in unity. And that we Protoss can forge a mighty new civilization.

我们星灵可以凭着信心而相信统一,可以再次建立起一个伟大,崭新的文明!

Trust each other in the fight ahead. Strike as one will!

在目前我们要面对的冲突中中,相信你身边的战友,让我们为同一个梦想而战斗吧。

Let our last stand burn a memory so bright that we will be known throughout eternity.

让我们把这最后一战的熊熊燃烧的亮光,刻在宇宙永恒的记忆里吧!


clinton eyecatch

This one was meant to compliment the New Jersey piece from last week, and quite aptly is titled Daybreak. Yet if the New Jersey piece is one where there may be a spark of hope in the darkness, this one is depicting the opposite, where fractures are appearing in both the Republican and the Democratic machines.

今天这幅画,其实是跟新泽西上周那幅相配的。名字叫Daybreak也是有原因的。如果新泽西那个象征着黑暗中的希望,那,今天的加州,是光明下的黑暗 – 就是民主党与共和党内部的分裂。

Trump is a magnet of controversy. The most recent spat, Orlando shooting notwithstanding, was one over whether or not Judge Curiel was biased against him (and/or he’s racist). You can easily google it on your own if you’d like to find out more, but you probably have heard something about it. x)

先说特朗普。最近奥兰多屠杀咱抛开不谈,上星期讲的,就是那场因为墨西哥裔法官到底是否有没有偏见而闹的事情。我想你想自己看的话,搜搜就好了。毕竟这已经被广大媒体报道过了。

Yes, I’m aware that being associated with the La Raza lawyer association isn’t at all the same with the La Raza, but I find the defense offered by the anti-Trump side to be not particularly convincing, either. Here’s why. You can call it a Latino-empowering group (which it is true), but what is empowerment? Isn’t it to make someone or something stronger? No matter how you spin it, it would be an organization designed to generate more power for members of that specific group, no different than say, STEM programs trying to boost the representation of women in science and medicine.

我说句个人观点吧。没错,La Raza律师会跟美国臭名昭著的墨西哥种族组织没有直接关系,但这还是一个支持西班牙裔的律师协会啊。你再怎么绕弯,这也是为了西班牙裔人利益的组织,就如同美国试图往自然科学以及医学里塞更多的妹子是一样的,就是为了多点自己的人上去。

So why is it unreasonable to suggest that a judge belonging to a group pledging to advance Latino interests might be biased against someone who wants to curb immigration (literally building a wall), which are probably not the same interests as those who want to advance Latino interests?

所以一个跟拉丁裔权利挂钩的法官,为什么不可能在一个明显与拉丁裔权利不同立场的人的案子上,有区别呢?这有什么大逆不道的吗?

See, I reached that conclusion on my own, based on some very simple five-minute long google searches about what the controversy is, what the organizations are, and some basic logic and reasoning.

上面那观点可是我搜了5分钟后,看了看这些组织们的背景后,得出的结论。这不需要什么别的,只需要点基本逻辑和常识而已。

But this fracturing goes far beyond just the Republicans, which are embroiled over bitter contests about whether or how right Trump is on the issue. The internet, such as the various Trump-related reddit communities, remain split over ideological differences and matters of censorship.

但这种分裂,已经散播到了美国各地。共和党党内撕的欢乐,支持特朗普的网络群体 – 举个例子那些reddit上的 – 也因为各种价值观区别或者删帖开始闹了。

None of it is anything close, however, to what the Democrats are experiencing today. First, AP and major media sources call a Clinton victory the day before California, New Jersey, and the rest gets to vote. What came after was accusations flying everywhere as Sander’s campaignwhich banked their last hopes on California – came crashing down.

然而,这里面最厉害的,还是民主党内部的分裂。首先,AP等其他媒体组织一天前就宣布,希拉里已经获胜。这还没轮到加州他们投票呢,就已经选择好赢家了。随着总书记的总统梦的破碎,民主党内部也开始散架了。

In a deliciously ironic twist, a leak today – if it’s true – communicated what all of us had suspected a long time ago. Sanders never had a chance to begin with, and that from the start, the DNC was going to coronate Clinton as its nominee.

如果今天某黑客漏出的信息是真的话,那,这已经是命中预订的信息了。总书记从来都没有胜算。早在2015年的开始,民主党就已经准备好要让希拉里胜利了。

Now it remains to see: will Sanders bow, and if so, will his supporters follow?

现在总书记要怎么办?跪下认熊?他的追随者会跟着他一起跪吗?

Whether or not this was a real leak or an intentional leak designed to actually hurt Trump is irrelevant. What’s particularly relevant to my interests is that at least the other documents originate from democratic sources, and that it more or less confirms both the objectives of our country’s foreign policy, as well as what foreign policy under a Clinton presidency might look like.

说来,那民主党信息被黑,然后被泄漏到底是真的还是假的我不管。是不是要黑特朗普的也不管,但是,好歹我们目前知道,那些跟特朗普无关的信息,是从民主党党内而来的。所以我个人来讲,我更感兴趣的,是这确认了目前美国国内民主党主流的外交政策,并且给了我们一个很好的如果克林顿当上总统的话,她的外交会怎么样的观点。

As always, we shall see. As one chapter ends, the next is just beginning.

咱们慢慢来,慢慢来看吧。这一章结束了,然而,下一章刚刚开始呢。

Five months ago, in January, when I first started with 2016, I had thought simply to play reporter. Now, five months later? I find myself on the frontlines of ideological contentions. I find myself agreeing with people I never thought I would agree with, and questioning things that I didn’t think I’d ever question.

五个月前,一月份的时候,我本来只想当个卖萌的记者。五个月后呢?我已经跟键盘侠差不多吧(笑)。我开始跟一些我从来不会认为有同样观点的人达成一致,而我却没想到有些我以为不会质问的问题,我正在怀疑。

This whole experience has been one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. Sima and I, and by extension the entire team, has encountered so many different people, with their own unique backgrounds and perspectives, that we wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world. It is our pleasure and honor that we were able to interact with many of you – some superficially, some deeply – over the last few months.

这是我经历过最兴奋的一次经验。司马和我,还有我们整个队伍,我们接触了好多的不同的观点,看到了数不清人的想法,知道了数不清的人的故事。你就是给我世界我也不会把这经历换走的。能跟你们接触 – 无论是深的还是浅的 – 是我们的荣幸,也是我们的荣誉。

This isn’t goodbye. Not by a long shot. Pacific will continue as we have been. But for now? I think it’s safe to say that at least the primary portions of our illustration series is now over. 🙂

这不是再见。真的。美舰本会继续做下去,就如同我们现在一样。但现在暂时我感觉我们可以说,至少美国2016年的初选,暂时告一段落了。:)

Thank you for your support.

感谢你的支持哦。

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