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keep it between the lines          

 美西黨部執行委員  沈培志
   

在洛杉磯台灣會館,和大家一起守著電視觀看衛星傳來的選舉結果,民進黨輸了!有點意外而不意外!

且說擾嚷又快速變化的台灣政局,有時令人一頭霧水,但是往回看,凡事的發生都有其跡象的顯示,人為的政治自然不例外,尤其在資訊發達的電子時代,所謂的民意,或是透過媒體的傳播,或是透過網路的發言甚至街坊的耳語,隱約中都可以察覺一股氣氛的走向,那麼自喻為以建立台灣主體意識、以台灣優先,甚至黨綱明載著建立公平正義的社會、建立主權獨立的台灣共和國,這樣一個民進黨,怎麼會在二千零四年取得執政連任後每況愈下?

常言說﹕「人民的眼睛是雪亮的」,政治人物也常說:「相信人民的選擇和智慧」,如此說來,以選舉結果來評估民意,這是正確的?坦白講,個人並不認為如此簡單,因為台灣的選舉還是存在著許多人為的有意操控,如買票、抹黑等伎倆,甚至明星式的偶像崇拜等等,這些負面因素一時之間也難以消滅,但無論如何,在司法的監控下,我們絕對尊重選舉結果,更應該有輸得起的雅量與民主素養。不過在雅量與素養之後,我們還是要探討,這次選舉民進黨為何失敗為何輸?
   
選舉結果至今各樣的檢討、批判和指責不一而足也俯首可拾,甚至本黨部立即做出決定,邀請鄉親參與檢討和建言,並反應回中央黨部以供參考,我們欣喜這樣的反省和自檢,而不是走上街頭哭爹哭娘的指責都是別人的錯,尊重民主程序的可貴正是在此,反應民主素養也因此窺知所以。

選前就有泛綠選民提出「要給民進黨一個教訓」所謂不教訓不知長進,然為何一向支持民進黨的民眾會有此反應?我們知道民進黨的快速崛起,原因就是台灣意識的普遍提昇,而民進黨正是推動與肩負著台灣主體意識持續深耕的指標,民眾將寄望托付予民進黨。

但萬萬不料,走入體制的民進黨卻被「中華民國」所綁架,體制內的改革越改越回頭,台灣主體意識不進且退,更與用近八百枚飛彈對準台灣的敵國眉來眼去,不但如此,執政的民進黨過於在乎媒體的評論(惡質媒體常以評論為報導),結果被這些惡質的媒體牽著鼻子走,走啊走!走偏了方向,走出了線道,走向支持著不以為然的路上去。於是,一部『出軌』的車子,乘客有機會哪有不跳車的道理?跳車後就是不搭國民黨親共的豪華轎車,我走路總可以吧!
   
音樂傳來這一首歌"Keep it between the lines"這是筆者深愛的一首美國鄉村歌曲,幾年來,在車上都放著這首歌,常常聽而且重復著聽,它不但旋律優美而且還不時提醒自己『保持在線道之間』以策行車安全。筆者把原文歌詞介紹給大家﹕

He was sitting beside me in the passenger seat
As look through the wind shield that the quiet little street
He was smiling so proud as gave me the key
But inside I knew he was as nervous as me
I said Daddy Oh Daddy, are you sure I know how
Are you sure that I'm ready to drive this car now
He said I'm right here beside you, and you're gonna do fine
All you got to do is keep it between the lines
Cause this is a long narrow road
Only the good Lord knows where it leads in the end, but you got to begin
So keep your hands on the wheel, believe in the things that are real
Just take your time, and keep it between the lines

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I was sitting my chair and a sneaking the look
And him lied on the floor with his coloring book
Then he called me watch him, and he climbed on my knee
Said Daddy Oh Daddy would you do one with me
Then I hooked him so tightly as we turned the page
Said I haven't done this since I was your age
He said I'm right here beside you, and you're gonna do fine
Daddy all you got to do is keep it between the lines
So we finished the picture, and I put him to bed
Got down on my knees, and I bowed my head
And I said Father Oh Father, I feel so alone
Are you sure I can raise him with his mommy gone
Then the answer came back, so gentle and low
And the words from my Daddy from so long ago
Said I'm right here beside you, and you are gonna do fine
All you got to do is keep it between the lines
So keep your hands on the wheel, believe in the things that are real
Take your time, and keep it between the lines
Just take your time, and keep it between the lines.

這不就是嗎?「保持在線道之間!」台灣要成為一個正常的國家,這路程就如一條即窄又長的道路,只有上帝知道何處是盡頭,但是我們一定要有個開始,然而我們已經走在這條路上,也朝著目標前去,請您相信,我們所做的都是真實的,請您握穩方向盤『保持在線道之間』。別擔心,人民百姓會是您最強壯的依靠,我們會在您旁邊,您只要「保持在線道之間」。

很簡單的道理,民進黨應該很清楚,我們的終極目標是什麼、在哪堙H勸我從政黨員同志以及黨務高層,黨綱、黨規不應該是寫好看的,有空的話翻翻黨綱,應該可以重拾當初創黨的理想,並找回我們創黨與建國的目標,或是唱唱這首"Keep it between the lines",如此中途跳下車的乘客自當追上來。

後記﹕2006年元旦陳總統文告的六大改革施政方針,以及農磿春節的三大訴求,我們看見陳總統終於"Keep it between the lines",加油!
 
美西黨部網站http://www.dppusw.org/背景音樂使用這首"Keep it between the lines"