September 25th, 2019

Речь человека английского: πρῶτος εὑρετής в эпоху Инвентора примуса

Британский премьер-министр выступил с обращением к Генеральной ассамблее ООН 24 сентября 2019 года. (Prime Minister Boris Johnson speech to the UN General Assembly in New York).

Любопутнопытно, но президент РФ выступает на Генеральной ассамблее ООН.

Действительно английское "к Генеральной ассамблее ООН" это совершенно иное, чем нечто "на Генеральной ассамблее ООН".



Только один отрывок из речи Бориса Джонсона:


"It is a trope as old as literature that any scientific advance is punished by the Gods
When Prometheus brought fire to mankind
In a tube of fennel, as you may remember, that Zeus punished him by chaining him to a tartarean crag while his liver was pecked out by an eagle
And every time his liver regrew the eagle came back and pecked it again
And this went on for ever - a bit like the experience of Brexit in the UK, if some of our parliamentarians had their way.
In fact it was standard poetic practice to curse the protos heuretes - the person responsible for any scientific or technical breakthrough
If only they had never invented the ship, then Jason would never have sailed to Colchis and all sorts of disasters would never have happened
And it is a deep human instinct to be wary of any kind of technical progress
In 1829 they thought the human frame would not withstand the speeds attained by Stephenson’s rocket
And there are today people today who are actually still anti-science".

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Для тех, кто не понимает по-английски, картинка современника англичанина, всенародноизбранного лидера с красной нитью на руке "чтобы деньги водились".