Friday, March 24, 2017
Land of the blind
I have been thinking of contemporary updates to Erasmus's old quote:
In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
In the land of the blind the blind person who shouts the loudest about how he can see is king.
In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is generally considered to be irritating.
Or we might as well go all the way:
In the land of the blind the one-eyed man has a not very popular blog.
No, now we've gone too far. Way too far. Let's try to walk this back.
In the land of the blind small groups of one-eyed people gather together to cluck their tongues.
Sure, why not. That is so us. We could all become kings, but then we'd have to put out our eyes.
As Erasmus said:
In the land of the blind he who wants to be king must put out his eye.
Well he should have said it. Why do they all leave it to me to take care of?
Posted by Feldenstein Calypso at 6:30 AM
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