歸根究柢,蝗蟲的出現,並不是蝗蟲本身的錯。蝗蟲也並不是某地特產,其實各地都有,只是搶的對象不同而已。問題其實不在蝗蟲的出現,而是「為什麼會變成蝗蟲?」那是因為對身處環境的現狀與未來不安,對前景感到惶恐,只能盡一己之力,自求多福,急功近利,惟恐今天不享受,明天可能連僅有的都失去。這一切,不全是蝗蟲的錯,真正的錯,在造成令蝗蟲不安的在上位者。如果對前景充滿信心,在自家家園感到安心,誰要離家出走?要不是為明天憂慮,誰要把子女往鄰居送?如果家裏的食物能吃,誰要出家門搶買?所以,我們要反的,其實不是蝗蟲,這是治標而不治本的。

我們要反的,應該是造成不公、不義、不安的源頭。

再說,如果看門人不開門,你以為能出家門嗎?某林君早前說政府的人口政策成功,是很成功的,但那是自訂的人口政策嗎?政治、經濟、民生,其實都不在我們手裏,現在勉強能說法治還在,但某自稱孔子後代的教授,早前不明說了對法治的蔑視嗎?他那視頻,重點不在動物,而在對法治的蔑視。蝗蟲怎麼突然來了?這個時候,這個情勢,是蝗蟲生存的最佳條件嗎?蝗蟲根本不是主角。我們還要反蝗嗎?那其實無關痛癢。

我們要反的,應該是造成不公、不義、不安的源頭。

我所使你們被擄到的那城,你們要為那城求平安,為那城禱告耶和華;因為那城得平安,你們也隨著得平安。(耶利米書29:7)

這一節,從沒如此明白過。

In the end, the occurrence  of locusts is not the locusts’ fault. Locust is not a special species born in  one particular place. In fact, they exist everywhere. The things they consumer maybe different, though. The question is actually not the occurrence of locusts but “why did they become locusts?" It is due to the anxiety towards the present and the future of where one is in. The fear for what may come drives one to do whatever he/she can to grab whatever he/she can grab now. For if they don’t grab it now, they may lose even the only bit in their hands tomorrow. All this is not the fault of the locusts. The real fault lies in the one up there who made the locusts unrest. If the future is bright and home is nice, who would run away? If not being anxious about tomorrow, who would leave their children to their neighbors? If food at home is edible, who would take food from their neighbors? What we should go against, therefore, is not the locusts. It is not the core of the problem.

What we should go against, is the origin of unfairness, unjustness, and unrest.

Besides, if the doorkeeper did not open the door, how could one go through the door and leave the house? Some Mr. Lam said earlier that the population policy of the government has succeeded. Yes, indeed. But which government? Politics, economics and livelihood: none of these is in our hands. We can only say that we still have judicial independence. However, one Prof. Kong, who claimed himself to be a descendant of the Confucius, publicly showed his loathing of law. In his video, which was aired on an internet video station owned by a national company, animal was not the main character but his loathing of law. Why did locusts come? Is this time, this circumstance the best living condition for locusts? Locust is not the main character. Are we still going against them? This is irrelevant.

What we should go against, is the origin of unfairness, unjustness, and unrest.

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper. (Jeremiah 29:7)

I have never understood this verse better before.