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Case Of Physically Disabled Athlete Grips Mentally Deficient Nation


PRETORIA – The case of paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who was born without fibulae, has this week completely gripped South Africans, who were seemingly born without self-restraint and higher brain functions. Speculation around the case began after police initially reported that Pistorius had allegedly shot 29-year old Reeva Steenkamp because he thought she was an intruder. But psychologists say the nation has subsequently reverted to a collective state of babbling idiocy, fuelled by stories concocted by desperately competing media outlets as well as a variety of half-formed opinions, hearsay and conspiracy theories, confirming earlier suspicions that it might suffer from a rare form of mass-retardation.

Like Pistorius, South Africans have long managed to succeed despite their affliction, but while these symptoms of impaired cognitive functioning are nothing new, this case is unique in that it also involves a form of delusional clairvoyance. Many subjects reported a feeling that they “just knew” it was murder or that they “just knew” it was self-defence despite the absence of corroborating evidence or a rigorous trail of any kind. Observers say the influence of the internet will likely make the nation’s condition even worse as more and more South Africans take to social media, blogs and comment threads to share their fatuous ramblings.

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One Response to Case Of Physically Disabled Athlete Grips Mentally Deficient Nation

  1. josy Reply

    February 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    yes i’m afraid this case didn’t bring out the best in us. me too i’m afraid.
    we let the media lead us around by the nose while they tried to get an angle and be “first”.

    nobody sat back and said wait for a trial. thats why Heat has such big circulation i suppose

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