Monday, July 27, 2009

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Remember the tale of the weaver who made a cloth so wonderful that it was invisible to one of royal birth? All those of common status, naturally, could see the cloth and if the emperor wore his new suit no one would think him to be naked. He wore his new suit, and everyone laughed, as he had no clothes. The emperor was fooled but not the people. In South Africa, the tale is the inverse.

South Africa's "rulers" put on special clothes (events) so they can fool the people into believing they have special clothes and everyone will be impressed. The people are fooled and the emperor does wear special clothes.


South Africa Considers Bid to Host Olympics, Business Day Says

South Africa may bid to host the Olympics after spending billions of rand building new sport stadiums for the 2010 soccer World Cup, The Star said, citing Sport and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile.

The government and the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic committee are discussing a bid, the Johannesburg- based newspaper cited Stofile’s spokeswoman, Lerato Mogorosi, as saying. Durban, on South Africa’s east coast, may be the host city, it added.

Source: Bloomberg

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