Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro survived a reported attack over the weekend. A drone carrying C-4 explosives exploded above Maduro while he was giving a speech. (See video hopefully viewable above.)
Striking to me is the resemblance between Maduro and lounge singer Tony Clifton. Clifton was a persona created by Andy Kaufman, master of disguise. (See video hopefully viewable above.)
You might be thinking at this point, “But Andy Kaufman died in 1984.” It is true that the persona Andy Kaufman is dead (for now anyway), just as the Kaufman persona “Latka” is dead. However wouldn’t it have been totally in-character for Kaufman to have faked his death and assumed thereafter the Tony Clifton image?
Imagine as part of Kaufman’s bizarre gag that he decided to travel to Venezuela and infiltrate their politics. He still looked like Tony Clifton but gradually acquired the Spanish language and accent. At this point, the American CIA became interested in the possibilities and cultivated “Tony Clifton” as a potential puppet president of Venezuela.
The CIA thought they had “Tony Clifton” under their control, but had not reckoned on Kaufman’s unpredictability. It began to happen that Kaufman/Clifton, as part of his schtick, became an impersonation of a Woody Allen-type Banana Republic dictator. “Tony Clifton” had wandered off the reservation and so, as a warning and to get his attention, CIA sent a drone laden with C-4 to explode in the sky while “Tony Clifton” was giving a performance.
Can YOU say for certain this is not so? Do you know for certain that Andy Kaufman died in 1984, or have you just accepted what they told you?