2007年5月15日 星期二

四十度高溫,烤出「紅燒馬肉」(2007.5.15之四)

馬英九口述,羅智強整理   2007.5.15於彰化田尾

告別民雄後,我們進入雲林地界,經過雲林縣石龜溪橋時,大埤鄉長陳樹吉跟許多地方人士在橋旁迎接車隊,歡迎隊伍中有朋友還問我這趟旅行感覺如何,我說在戶外四十度的高溫下騎了數小時單車,感覺自己都快要變成「紅燒馬肉」了!
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車隊短暫休息後,隨即啟程前往斗南鎮順安宮參拜媽祖,上香的過程裏,有股安詳的感受在心底盤旋不去,真心祈禱「斗南媽」能保佑這塊土地上善良的人們,讓真善美的力量能在每個人的心裡再度重現。

這時廟方非常貼心的安排我在榕樹下與鄉親們座談,讓我有機會跟大家說明,這次的鐵馬之旅就是希望能了解基層的真實聲音與需要,而且此行更能證明跟挑戰自己的體力與親和力,為了這片土地,我願意做任何事情,所以我認為這趟旅行對我本身來說,意義非凡。

三個阿嬤,加起來將近二百歲

在轉往西螺的途中,我在莿桐義和村的鄉間道路上看到農民正在採收地瓜,農民們頂著烈日彎腰工作,我忍不住停下來,走到田裡想了解農村的真實情況,地瓜田裡數十名年過半百的阿嬤,當我進到田裡去和阿嬤們問候時,還有好幾個阿嬤就是不相信我是馬英九。直到開著大貨車來載運採收打包好的許老闆告訴阿嬤們我真的是馬英九,大家才相信。

許老闆直說大家和我有緣,因為他們只有今天會在這一塊田採地瓜,明天就會移到其他的地瓜田採收,如果我提前一天或延後一天來,都不會遇到他們。而他也不忘告訴我基層農民生活的辛苦,許老闆指著彎著腰勤奮地採收地瓜的阿嬤們說:「你們隨便在裡面找三個阿嬤,年紀加起來都差不多二百歲!」

阿嬤們頂著烈日辛勤的工作,採收一塊田地大約可以賺一百元。問起地瓜的行情,許老闆嘿嘿地乾笑了一聲,反問我:「一斤兩塊錢,你說好不好?」扣掉成本,幾乎種一分就損失一分,不過看來生性樂天的許老闆倒沒特別抱怨什麼,只是平淡地說,因為農友們資訊不足,常常會一窩蜂地搶種,結果使得產量過剩,才會造成「薯賤傷農」、雜糧作物價格出現嚴重落差、農民越種越窮的現象。

我不禁覺得,農民忙於農事,對外在資訊掌握有限,這部分的資訊,實在應由政府主動提供,落實種植回報與預警機制,當發現有產銷失衡的危機時,就應向農民示警,勸導農民轉植其他的農作。

離開那片讓我掛念的蕃薯田後,我們繼續趕往西螺的信仰中心──「福興宮」上香祈福,當我們到達福興宮時,廟埕上黑鴉鴉一群人進進出出,不曉得的人可能還以為今天舉辦什麼廟會之類的慶祝活動,實在是熱鬧非凡,讓我感覺到台灣人民真是活力充沛!能跟這麼棒的群眾們走在一起,聽大家七嘴八舌的聊天說笑,看著每個人燦爛的笑容,我體會到一種無以名狀的幸福感受。

溪水默默,滋養萬物

路途間,我們穿過橫跨濁水溪的西螺大橋,濁水溪的風迎面拂來,教人好不愜意,有些政治人物習慣用濁水溪來分割南北,說誰和誰跨不過濁水溪。在我看來,濁水溪靜靜西流,這條台灣的生命之河,從來不曾區分南北,千萬年來她只是默默地用她的水分,用她的養分,用同樣的溫柔,溫潤兩岸的土地、滋養兩岸的人們。

最後大家來到鐵馬車隊今晚的落腳處彰化田尾花宿民宿,與彰化田尾一帶的花農進行小型座談,大家針對發展花卉觀光交換意見,大家都迫切地覺得改善經濟的大環境是治本之道,我也向花農再次闡述我的觀光政策,也希望將來能讓花卉產業與觀光發展結合,事實上,為了帶動花卉產業的發展,我在台北市長任內爭取於2010年底到2011年初舉辦「世界花卉博覽會」,這為期六個月的博覽會,也將是田尾花農一展身手的最好舞台。

晚上則前往建國科技大學以「堅持夢想,擁抱幸福」為題,和年輕學子們談談如何務實地踏上人生的築夢旅程。結束演講後回到民宿村,則和媒體朋友在民宿村的戶外庭園,點起燭火,來個真正的秉燭夜談,我請大家拋開了平時工作上必問的政治問題,一邊喝著啤酒,一邊談聊行程中發生的趣事,輕鬆盡興,在就在歡笑聲中,結束了一天的行程。

6 則留言:

匿名 提到...

關心所以獲得民心,馬英九一定贏.↑↑↑

福熊 提到...

雖然這網誌記錄了馬先生的全程鐵馬行,不過這種以單一活動為主題的網誌,在活動結束熱度一過就難以為繼,實在有點可惜。

相較之下,謝長廷【打鐵仔街囝仔的部落格】巧妙地挖到「319鄉村兒童藝術工程」活動,號招大家關心藝術愛護本土,不需本錢又能包裝其形象,顯得技高一籌。
http://www.wretch.cc/blog/FrankCTHsieh

我建議這個部落格者轉型到公益方面,蒐集目前現有且值得的關注的公益活動,運用馬先生的影響力號招大眾參與,應該能贏得多贏局面。

青春鐵馬 提到...

福熊網友
謝謝您的提醒,我們會將您的建議納入參考,希望很快可以回應您的建議!

球球 提到...

很高興能每天看到小馬哥的鐵馬之行,但不知何時會有第二次的鐵馬行,如果有可否在媒體上宣傳及告知時間與地點,好讓我們能夠隨行陪騎,因為當你們來到台中我們都不知小馬哥身在何處,直到看新聞才知你們已到清水紫雲巖了,不過對這次的鐵馬之行相信未來的馬總統一定能帶給所有台灣的同胞一個美好的未來的,加油喔!!永遠支持你的人,我們家族就有近50人全部都支持你加油!!!

MEI WEN 提到...

I echo Mr. 福熊's suggestion.

Now that the bike trip is over, follow up with all the villages that you visited will be the next step to truly win over the hearts of the moderate voters and even the more "greenish" citizens.

Small gesture means a lot,actions are worth more than a million words. Taiwanese people are very sentimental and loyal, especially the village people.(the unfortunate facts are sometimes they are blindly loyal).

Taiwan is a small place, therefore few people's comments can spread like wildfire. The 5 kids sharing one bowl of noodle story is the perfect example.

Mr. Ma has big plans like visiting India and Singapore, but remember these actions does not have too much meaning to the village people whom are your grassroot supporters to win over.

Therefore it is the responsibility of your staff to follow up with the sites you visited. Let these farmers and EPA organizations and students and factory workers witness some realistic actions that you can propose and lead for the community involvement. Let the moms get involved and lead the committees, remember women are the hearts of each family.

Each person that you recruit to be a strong follower and neighborhood leader, can bring you at least 10 supporters.. multiply that like a paramid.

We know that Mr. Ma is not in the position to make administrative decisions,but your influence is bigger as the hope for a future clean government, thus it is important to go the route of community involvement.

Such as:
forming EPA neighborhood committees in many villages, in the name of Ma's team.
Promote Children's safety committee in the neighborhoods to prevent child abuse, in the name of Ma's team.
Suicidal prevention workshops that is supported by the teachers and social workers, in the name of Ma's team. (It unbelivable of how many suicidal cases reported each day, on such a small island).

Your bike trip was a success, but I truly feel that you need to take "immediate actions" to follow up,while your presence is still fresh in the neighborhoods, and not to wait till-- "write a book", or "till we win the election".

Community involvement does not need the current administration's approval-- and if they interfere, that is more evidence of their negative image, so let them.

My overall suggestion is to soon change the image of the website of 青春鐵馬 into a general website and keep it going--your current format is good--but let the readers know what is your direction.

I also did look at the Crazy9 website, and to be honest, it is not impressive. (sorry)

This website is much better put together. You need to show "new photos" and share "new stories" everyday, which includes not only Ma, but the people in the community. The image you need to create-- that the website is for the people of the society, and not one hero.

I have many friends who are website masters, and photos speak for itself. Without new photos and new stories, people will soon lose interests.

Best wishes, and thank you for your hard work.

匿名 提到...

MEI WEN的建議很好,強烈支援!