Personal tools
Views

Difference between revisions of "Laozi says it everywhere (I say it everywhere)"

From China Digital Space

Jump to: navigation, search
Line 2: Line 2:
  
 
<!--Replace FILLER TEXT-->
 
<!--Replace FILLER TEXT-->
[[File:Image from iOS (1).jpg|200px|thumb|right|''Laozi says it everywhere'' (Artist: Dead Dao)]]
+
[[File:Image from iOS (1).jpg|200px|thumb|right|''Laozi says it everywhere (Artist: Dead Dao)'']]
  
 
Play on the words of [[digital disobedience|Dr. Ai Fen]], who stopped sharing information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after her hospital reprimanded her: "If I had seen this day coming, '''I would have said it everywhere''', criticism or no" (早知道有今天,我管他批评不批评,'''老子到处说'''). ''Laozi'' (老子) is a colloquial reference to oneself, somewhat akin to "Yours Truly" in English, as well as to the "Old Master" [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi Laozi] who gave the world Daoism.  
 
Play on the words of [[digital disobedience|Dr. Ai Fen]], who stopped sharing information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after her hospital reprimanded her: "If I had seen this day coming, '''I would have said it everywhere''', criticism or no" (早知道有今天,我管他批评不批评,'''老子到处说'''). ''Laozi'' (老子) is a colloquial reference to oneself, somewhat akin to "Yours Truly" in English, as well as to the "Old Master" [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi Laozi] who gave the world Daoism.  

Revision as of 21:16, 27 April 2020

Lǎozi dàochù shuō 老子到处说

Laozi says it everywhere (Artist: Dead Dao)

Play on the words of Dr. Ai Fen, who stopped sharing information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after her hospital reprimanded her: "If I had seen this day coming, I would have said it everywhere, criticism or no" (早知道有今天,我管他批评不批评,老子到处说). Laozi (老子) is a colloquial reference to oneself, somewhat akin to "Yours Truly" in English, as well as to the "Old Master" Laozi who gave the world Daoism.

After Dr. Ai's interview with the magazine People was censored, netizens added her rueful statement to images of the Laozi riding his legendary water buffalo to the frontier. According to the Records of the Grand Historian, a sentry at the gate asked Laozi to impart his wisdom before he left so that the kingdom could continue to benefit, and the Old Master obliged by writing it down in the Dao De Jing.

See also digital disobedience.

More from China Digital Times

<feed url="feed://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/coronavirus/feed" entries="5">

  • {DATE}: [{PERMALINK} {TITLE}]

</feed>