The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction

How invigorating to come across this quote by Blake in an outdated and wonderful book called If You Want To Write, by Brenda Ireland. We live in a time that calls for all the ‘tigers of wrath’ to snarl at the horses of instruction: all of those people who want us to give in, do as we are told, be obedient little slaves and consume, consume, consume. The quote brings to my mind the image of Kalle Lasn, the man who coined the phrase The 99 Percent, spewing forth his contempt for the capitalist machine at none other than arch capitalist Kevin O’Leary and his sidekick, Amanda Lang. Kalle was so full of wrath that he took the normally vociferous Kevin and the instructive Amanda by surprise; for once, he didn’t have a come back and Amanda didn’t get in a lot of words, either. Kalle Lasn, a true tiger of wrath, an old, angry, smart man who will never shut up or put up. We’re so lucky to have him.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s