Monday, December 16, 2013

Telling it like it is...the Sound of Silence....or, did the patsy lose his script?


Why was this man allowed to stand one meter from the US President?

At first blush it was one of the most hilarious episodes in modern politics....a man with a dubious past impersonated a sign language for the deaf interpreter at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela.  In his capacity of interpreter, Thamsanqa Jantjie stood one meter  away from some of the most powerful politicians in the world (including US president Barack Obama) and pretended to sign.  Deaf persons watching on TV say what resulted was gibberish,
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/mandela-memorial-interpreter-thamsanqa-jantjie-being-investigated-1.2462815.

The incongruity of the usual political yada yada yada being translated into the meaningless  equivalent for the deaf reminded me of the old Simon and Garfunkel song from the 60's The Sound of Silence.  But as information about the impostor grew, so did the mystery.   The man excused his behaviour, saying he suffers from schizophrenia and was hallucinating during the speeches, "hearing angels".  But further investigation indicates he has a history of violence and was even charged with a murder..."necklacing" (putting burning tires around someones neck) a neighbour some years ago.  Apparently, in that instance, he was found unfit to stand trial because of a developmental disability:

ANC South African Sign Language Interpreter Scandal

Investigation into the Sign Language Interpreter continues

What really went on here?  We will likely never know who put this man up to what he did...got him security clearance, etc.  The ANC political party seems to have hired him, but have now distanced themselves.  Could this have been a false flag gone wrong, or even an aborted assassination attempt?  Who knows?  Perhaps this man might have been yet another in the never-ending series of "lone nut" assassins who have been given unfathomable public proximity to a political figure.  Rarely does something this sinister and inexplicable pop up on the public horizon... like a blood stain on the ceiling or blood seeping up through the floorboards...forensic evidence of a potentially murderous plot catches our eye and transfixes our attention...until the mainstream media...like a corrupt cop on the beat...urges us to "Move on...nothing to see here".

So we move on...to other scandals both national...

Jason Kenny

and international...

North Korea

...weaving current events into a jigsaw pattern like a gigantic "Where's Waldo?" illustration.  We try to seek meaning and portent for our future on this planet in the events but, meanwhile...the power of humanity to control its own destiny

Google buys robotics company...

seems to inexorably keep (to quote another Simon and Garfunkel hit) "Slip slidin' away".

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