西班牙人刁钻,英国人高尚

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Jul 21, 2018 03:17
“前往美洲,一个比起欧洲充满机会的新大陆来创业的西班牙人,被蔑视地称为又残忍又贪婪的“追求不义之财“的人,或其他与魔鬼几乎同意的骂名。形容英国人来新大陆创业的语言却比较恭敬 — — 他们被称为“殖民者”,“建立家园者”,或“追求自由者“。(。。。)当西班牙人逐出或加刑于异教徒时,这被称为“偏见“的、“固执己见”的、“盲信“的行为。。。当英国人、荷兰人或法国人一样做的时候,这叫“国家统一”。。。

— — 《憎恨之树》,1985年,Philip Wayne Powell著
"Spaniards who came to the new world seeking opportunities beyond the prospects of their European environment are contemptuously called cruel and greedy "goldseekers," or other opprobrious epithets virtually synonymous with Devils; but Englishmen who sought New World opportunities are more respectfully called "colonists," or "homebuilders," or "seekers after liberty." (...) When Spaniards expelled or punished religious dissidents that was called "bigotry," "intolerance," "fanaticism" ...When Englishmen, Dutchmen, or Frenchmen did the same thing, it is known as "unifying the nation,"...

— Philip Wayne Powell, “Tree of Hate” (1985)