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The Man Who Saw it With His Own Eyes

Updated on May 13, 2012
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The Human Eye

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"I saw it with my own eyes." I heard someone say this morning on the BBC News.

Don't you think that's a daft thing to say? It seems a bit redundant to me, to say the least. I mean, who else's eyes did he think he should use?

I wasn't following the conversation, but suddenly for some reason, I homed in on this guy on the radio saying, "I saw it with my own eyes". I thought, well, I'm not gonna let him use mine, if that's his angle. Eye transplants aren't unknown - but I don't even know the guy.

I think he was a politician. (Well, he can't have been anything else; they're the patsies that the world's rulers put forward to take the flack, for their shenanigans. Every so often, the media ousts them ignominiously, so that the next lot can carry forward the same old agenda whilst blaming the resultant chaos on the previous lot. This one had a foreign accent so he was probably an MEP.)

Well anyway, just to prove that he's self-sufficient enough to use his own eyes when looking at things, instead of borrowing someone else's eyes, he repeated his assertion by adding, "I observed it with my own eyes".

Well that's confirmation enough, isn't it! If he'd considered it sufficient to say, "I saw it with my own eyes", I mightn't have been quite so convinced. I have to say, I'm a bit sceptical. I don't believe everything the politicians say, especially those of the EU variety, but in view of such overwhelming evidence, I have to concur, on this occasion.

He didn't quite go so far as to say, he'd observed it with his very own eyes, which is a pity, because everyone knows that one's very own eyes are much more efficient at seeing things than merely one's own eyes. However, not only did he see it with his own eyes, but he also observed it with his own eyes. Now I'm completely convinced that whatever it was that that extremely convincing MEP saw with his own eyes, was something that he truly saw without the help of anyone else’s eyes. How much more convinced need anyone be? I doubt if it were an illusion. I’m quite settled in my very own mind that he used his own eyes to see whatever it was he saw. (Albeit it wasn’t quite his very own eyes.)

It's quite possible, indeed probable, that if he'd seen it, or even observed it for that matter, with someone else's eyes, perhaps his mother-in-law's, for example, that it mightn't have been quite what it appeared to be, in his view, as it would’ve been seen after all, through the eyes of someone else. However, that obviously wasn’t an issue in this instance, because as he affirmed himself, he didn't use anyone else's eyes; he used his own eyes. He explained that twice, in two different ways, changing only the verb to emphasise the fact that he understands the meaning of that particular form of perception. That's what convinces me that that man truly, actually and indubitably saw something - and that he used his own eyes to see it.

And just to prove that these modern computers have thesauruses programmed into them, he might also have viewed, witnessed, spotted, discerned, detected, noted and noticed with his own eyes, whatever it was he saw. And he perceived it entirely and completely with his own eyes, and utterly independently of anyone else's eyes.

I was impressed. I didn't think MEPs were capable of doing anything, without permission from the corporations and world's banking cartel. Yet there he was, this very morning, describing how he'd seen something with his own eyes. I immediately thought there's hope for us all yet.

I haven't a clue what it was that the man saw BTW. I have to admit; I start to drift off as soon as these politicos start talking, these days. But that's not the point, what matters, is that we now know that there's at least one MEP who can see things without having to use anyone else's faculties.

I must say I feel audaciously hopeful this morning after hearing that. And to top it all, the sun was shining when I got out of bed - and the weatherman said it would shine continuously, without stopping, for the rest of the day. I know he said that, because I heard it with my very own ears.

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    • amillar profile imageAUTHOR

      amillar 

      5 years ago from Scotland, UK

      I must have been in a silly mood when I wrote this one Nell. I still haven't a clue what the man was prattling on about, but if it's still a free country, and that's doubtful, he's a right to voice his opinion - so I thought I should just do the same.

      Thanks for dropping by. I hope you’re keeping better now.

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      Nell Rose 

      5 years ago from England

      Haha! never thought of it that way! don't we have stupid sayings? one of my favourites has to be, have you had your hair cut? when someone blatantly obviously had long hair the day before!

    • amillar profile imageAUTHOR

      amillar 

      6 years ago from Scotland, UK

      Ah but could Murray Walker see visually with his VERY own eyes Tony? That's the question. (I don't know why I had to explain that it was a question; the question mark should've sufficed.)

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      Tony McGregor 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Mmmm - I recall the BBC grand prix commentator Murray Walker who used to say a few times during each race, "You can see visually ..." and I always wondered how else one would see? But maybe if I had been able to see with his eyes I would understand? But also maybe it takes a politician to understand these subtleties - they are beyond what I can understand with my brain!

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • amillar profile imageAUTHOR

      amillar 

      6 years ago from Scotland, UK

      Thinking with one's own brain, I like that idea. It would be good if a few politicians could manage to do it rather than just follow the corporate diktat.

      To be honest I'd never heard of the band Guess Who before. I just Googled a few things up to fill a few blank spaces on the hub. But I thought the video about how the eye works was interesting too.

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      d.william 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for the explanation. So, all politicians in general come from the same mold - well similar molds since they obviously cannot come from the exact same one here and there too. (using my own logic)

      Also wanted to remark on the 2 videos. "Guess Who - These Eyes" has always been one of my favorites. And the short one on how the eye works certainly makes one think (with his own brain) just how complicated the human body really is.

    • amillar profile imageAUTHOR

      amillar 

      6 years ago from Scotland, UK

      MEP means Member of the European Parliament D.william. (It could mean a few other things, but let's not go there).

      I'm glad you appreciated with your very own eyes, what I heard with my very own ears.

    • d.william profile image

      d.william 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      hilarious hub. One query: what does MEP stand for?

      As i laughed all the way through your hub, i couldn't help appreciate hearing his guys words through your ears to my eyes.

    • amillar profile imageAUTHOR

      amillar 

      6 years ago from Scotland, UK

      I don't know how these algorithms work Jackie. There seems no logic to me. I don't think we should take them too seriously. They seem to fluctuate more recently - I don't know why that's happening either. Who cares? Your friendship is a far greater accolade anyway.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      You are welcome and woo hoo on the 100! I bet if I was an elite narc I still couldn't get past 97! lol. But that's OK, love to see good friends make it!

    • amillar profile imageAUTHOR

      amillar 

      6 years ago from Scotland, UK

      It’s a well-known saying Jackie but, taken literally, sometimes it strikes me as an odd thing to say. I can't remember anything about the rest of what he said and I don't know who he was. I just know that whatever he saw, he saw with his own eyes and no one else's.

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I have heard that one lots amillar and one better is hearing it with your own ears. I grew up with those and you can really believe a feller who ponds his word with honor.

    • amillar profile imageAUTHOR

      amillar 

      6 years ago from Scotland, UK

      I don't know who he was, or what he saw drbj, but I do know that he observed, whatever it was, with his own eyes. He was adamant about that, and who am I to gainsay him?

      I have a lot of respect for people who take the trouble to use their own faculties, especially those who use their own digits, drbj. Thanks for reading, with your very own eyes and commenting, with your very own digits.

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      I can't help wondering, Amillar, what the bloke saw with his very own eyes as I sit here typing on my keyboard with my very own fingers. I would have used someone else's to save wear and tear on my own but alas! no one was willing to part with their digits.

      Funny hub!

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