Section 88: ACT XXI

2012

At the opening of a new museum of modern and/or contemporary art in an Arab city, a proud local resident rushes the entrance only to find that he is unable to proceed.

Is it his casual wear at an event announced as a black-tie a air? No.

Is it the thugs who shield the ruling dynasty attending the event en masse to showcase their benevolence and re ned sensibilities, pubescent future rulers in tow, who prevent his access? No.

He simply feels that were he to walk in, he would certainly “hit a wall.”

 

On the spot, he turns to face the rushing crowd and screams: “Stop. Don’t go in. Be careful.”

Within seconds, he is removed from the site, severely beaten, and sent to a psychiatric facility.

These events will take place sometime between 2014 and 2024. We will certainly read in newspapers the following day the headline: “Demented Man Disturbs Opening—Claims World Is Flat.”