The world stage, as many have come to call it, is increasingly looking like a badly mounted production, where the script is unfinished, no one knows if they’re saying the right lines and someone has crashed an expensive prop into the set (a helicopter apparently). So it looks pretty shoddy…or at the very least a school pantomime or a mediocre Disney film.
Yes, Disney. Old Walt would have loved this: the evil sorcerer who wreaked havoc ten years ago has been finally destroyed, and the Princess has been married off to her Prince. But, we’ll come back to the British Royal family another time. Believe me, we’d be here all day with the dramas that have gone on in that camp. So back to the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and the story we’ve been fed (badly) through the media.
The problem is, even this surface sensible ‘happy-clappy’ script keeps going through regular public changes. The US government couldn’t even decide on which version of events was actually the truth, although when I use the word ‘truth’ here I’m not particularly using the Dictionary definition. Make that Truth with a small ‘t’….I don’t think you’ll find it in there at any rate. Now, I’ve see Obama, Hilary Clinton and the rest of the elite crew watching supposed footage of Bin Laden’s assassination. Maybe they actually were, who knows. I can’t see what they were watching, but from the humour free face of the President and Clinton’s shocked expression perhaps the Police Academy series has started up again.
So, was Bin Laden (evil sorcerer/leader of Al Qaeda) armed or not? Did he push his wife in front of him so she could take a bullet? Was he starkers? Did the Pakistani government know he was there? Was he living in a shack? A modest house? A mansion? Which is it, because the official story has included all three! And what the hell was that helicopter doing? The mass populace won’t question most of this, and will go along with whatever they’re told. That’s the only real truth I’m getting out of all of this, and what a depressing and disconcerting truth it is.
What is most insulting about the whole charade is how publically hypocritical and inconsistent the US government are. The hunt for Bin Laden would appear to allow for all kinds of unethical behaviour, such is the glory of the prize. Fair enough, a lot of people died in the Twin Towers, but does this excuse the huge stench of BS coming from across the Atlantic? Torture your prisoners to find possible whereabouts of Bin Laden? Oh yeah, no problem, they can do that. Invade a sovereign country to get him? Er…yeah, go on then. Shoot an unarmed man? Ahh, yeah, what the hell. The most laughable part was the guff about Bin Laden’s burial being in the Muslim tradition. Yeah, right. Is that the Muslim tradition where a body is rushed off from the scene of death (in a time scale that makes Speedy Gonzales look a bit shuffly) and then dumped at sea? Hmm, er…that wouldn’t actually be a Muslim tradition then. And what Navy SEALS were doing nowhere near water is another wonder. I’m not even going to try and explain away the crashed helicopter. And all this cacophony of tales is all concerning a man who has never been oficially named as the man behind the 9/11 tragedy. He’s become the face of terror for the US populace, even if someone else was truly or directly responsible, and Bin Laden and only Bin Laden would do. At Kentucky Fried Chicken, if it’s the Colonel’s face on the bucket, he must be making the chicken, right? It beggers belief…..Where was the script editor in all this lunacy, because this episode of global politics has more holes in it than an Emmental.
What this ludicrous chain of events shows us is how apathetic the human audience has become in the face of a powerful hierarchy who can’t even be bothered to get their story straight.
There were seasons of Dallas that used to make more sense than this.
So stay tuned for the next exciting episode. After all, sat in front of a TV screen believing every word is probably where they would most like you to be.