Power and Envy

(Heavy-hitting header for a lightweight posting:)

I’ve always appreciated this aphorism:

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” — Desiderius Erasmus, 1536, in Adagia

Imagine my Girardian delight in coming across this reworking of it:
“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.” — Joan D. Vinge (Vinge is a science fiction writer with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology)

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