Sunday, November 18, 2007

naked stupidity

..but does it matter.
that The Emperor
has no clothing..

if his subjects..
can't see a thing

?

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14 Comments:

Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

...stupidity is blind / blinded / blinding...

November 18, 2007 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Emperor Has No Clothes" is often used in political and social contexts for any obvious truth denied by the majority despite the evidence of their eyes, or as I say "Its mind over matter- if you have no mind it just doesnt matter

November 18, 2007 9:27 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

does a tree falling in the forest make a sound as it falls?

it matters to the emperor. because in the end, he IS without clothing. and the worst thing is when one doesn't respect himself.

November 18, 2007 9:57 PM  
Blogger chav said...

Shyah!!!

November 18, 2007 11:28 PM  
Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

The emperor's subjects try to keep up the illusion they see something. It's not just an expression, it's the moral of a fairy tale.

November 19, 2007 12:38 AM  
Anonymous YudNo.22 said...

No, it doesn't matter.
But the big Q: of what is this context you draw?

November 19, 2007 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im aware of that- fashionista...

November 19, 2007 9:16 AM  
Anonymous YudNo.22 said...

I keep wondering which part of the world you are pointing to. But maybe it is the condition most are prone to--we see what we want to see and by doing so, create our own kings...emperors; this is your point.

November 19, 2007 10:57 AM  
Blogger Fajita said...

stupid ppl, stupid ppl, loads and loads of stupid ppl. I like your line. and Just noticed the photo below. I wrote a poem about my sentiments regarding it:
kafd
dajfkdlj
dkajf;d
dkja;df
dkkj.
It's a Haiku:')

November 19, 2007 11:37 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Yes. The Emperors new Clothes is one of the greatest parables ever.
This idea that a false idea can be propogated and held aloft just by the sheer complicitness of the public until its almost accepted as fact. Yet so fragile that if even a little child yells out.."hey, he has no clothes.." it comes crubling to the ground.
But if all his subjects are blind then the latter part doesn't happen...and the Emperor rides merrily along..

Oh..I don't want to get into specifics but it pertains to many dynamics in our community..where stupidity born perhaps of noble intentions rules the day..and the emperor strolls along naked...yet secure in the knowledge that his subjects are blind..

November 19, 2007 2:42 PM  
Blogger corner point said...

Cool analogy.
I remember contemplating this when I was all of about 7...

I think it applies to so many different cases in life, but each situation has a different answer---sometimes it makes no difference that he's indeed unclothed, but other times the whole ikkar is the lack of sight and then nothing else makes a difference...

November 19, 2007 8:00 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

fashionista...
Yes it is...But it only blinds those that are willing to be blinded..

anonymous...
precisely.
""Its mind over matter- if you have no mind it just doesnt matter"
hmm I like that

dreamer...
hmm interesting take..
Yes. Although..he's convinced that he's not naked..

chav...
what are u? a cavewoman?

22...
see earlier comment..
And yes..we are constantly creating emperors and enjoying their new clothes while turning a blind eye to the simple truth..

fajita...
you are deep..real deeeeep
:-)

corner point...
wow...when i was seven..I dont want to say what I was contemplating..
lol

November 19, 2007 9:07 PM  
Blogger jewmaican20 said...

See, I just feel bad for the moron walking around nekkid at this time of year...


...it's getting COLD!

November 25, 2007 8:40 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Mst be a member of the polar bears club..

November 25, 2007 11:23 AM  

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