Thursday, May 17, 2012

Meanwhile, in the kingdom of the blind, ...

No, this parody on the previous and latest covers of Time Magazine - which I found on my Facebook wall, at Lisa Goldman's page - is not brilliant. One might even say it is rather predictable. Still, it is funny enough to justify posting it on my weblog.

By the way, I am sure Mr Nethanyahu is proud of himself, now that he has made it to the cover of one of the world's most important magazines. Let's hope he won't forget that after Kings David and Solomon (who were far from perfect yet pretty impressive) almost all the biblical kings of Israel were not very good ones, King Ahab being the worst.

Here are some quotes about kings that I think are somehow relevant here. The choice is largely but not entirely random:

  •  In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. (Erasmus).
  • Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure (King Solomon)
  • The greatest king of Israel, King David, the author of the Psalms, sent a man out to die in battle so that he could sleep with his wife. (Robert Duvall)
  • In the land of the skunks he who has half a nose is king. (Chris Farley)

Another quote, which is not relevant here but which I like very much:

I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books  than a king without the desire to read. (Thomas B. Macaulay)

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