We are facing a major national crisis. To do nothing right now is to do what was done during the Great Depression.
?If nothing is done about the major national crisis we are having now, it will be just like what happened during the Great Depression.
The funnyman is our collective conscience who can utter uncomfortable truths that more solemn critics evade.
??Expressing our common sentiments, the humorous person expresses some painful truths that serious critics would avoid.
Although we have lost beauty and elegance in the modern world, we have gained much, through science and technology and democratic pressures, in the material well-being of the masses.等於
Science and technology help gain much material welfare for the public, but not beauty and elegance.
- Chiu Chiu TrainLv 510 年前最佳解答
1 相等 (若不面對全國性危機，後果會跟大蕭條時代一樣慘)
2 不等 (the funnyman 形容我們個性中的一部份，不等於 the humorous person)
3 相等 (科技促進物質進步，無關美感和優雅)
2011-06-19 14:30:52 補充：
2 如果相等，那麼， funnyman 和 humorous person 是作者自行發明，用來代表"幽默，嘲笑"的態度，在嘲笑中也講出真話，是"集體的良心" (collective conscience)，也是"眾人共同的感受" (common sentiments) -- 這些"真話"反而一般嚴肅的評論家避而不談。