[nfbwatlk] What do you think about this?

Lauren Merryfield lauren1 at catliness.com
Sun Oct 7 04:45:03 UTC 2012

"in the valley of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."  That's where that 
saying comes from.  And I do not think it is very positive toward the blind, 
metaphorically or physically.  I didn't even like that saying when I was 
young, before I was in the NFB.  But now I really do not care for it.  It 
seems to say that even (even is a troublesome word, too) a little sight is 
better than none, which, of course, is not necessarily true.  I've run 
across many blind people in my life who have some vision; just enough to get 
themselves into trouble.

advice from my cats: "meow when you feel like it."
The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be
understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.
-- Ralph Nichols
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "debby phillips" <semisweetdebby at gmail.com>
To: <nfbwatlk at nfb.org>; <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2012 7:57 PM
Subject: [nfbwatlk] What do you think about this?

> Hi all, I'm just reading my weekly edition of Syndicated Columnists 
> Weekly.  The article that I was reading is the Republican Brain Drain by 
> Richard Cohen.  My comment is not the whole article, just a sentence of 
> it.  Here is that sentence, and please don't get hung up on the Romney 
> part, that's not my point.  This sentence is my point: He is his party's 
> nominee because, like the one-eyed man in the valley of the blind, he is 
> just the best of the worst.  Okay, you may say well, he's using the word 
> blind as a metaphor, but I'm not sure I see it that way.  Wondering what 
> you all think.
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