I tend to avoid much of the arm chair quarterbacking that mars much of the ‘news’ that gets regurgitated online. Occasionally though, you do come across something that gives you pause for thought. I was sent a link today, and I am still pondering the potential implications.

The Caylee Anthony case has captured the hearts of many. From the outside the entire Anthony family seems so normal, just regular middle class folks, with regular middle class ideals, a working family, a caring family, the regular house, in the regular suburbia, and the regular mortgage. But is this really a good description of the family of Caylee Anthony?

It took mother Casey Anthony a month to report that toddler Caylee was missing. The excuse was given that Casey was just too busy looking for her missing daughter, she even ‘knew’ where Caylee was, the baysitter ‘Zanny the Nanny’ had her! All of the might of Law Enforcement, and we are talking several agencies have been unable to unearth the infamous Zanny.

I am a huge fan of Cold War spy novels, and indeed the historical factual books. There is a term ‘legend’, a ‘legend’ is the fictitious background that is used to create the new person. Although the FBI use a different term, part of their Witness Protection Program relies on legends. A new drivers license, a new name, a new background. Even a new identity with new SSN and the IRS. None of this is easy, disappearing these days is a lot harder than it used to be!

The question becomes, can you produce a ‘legend’ for a fictitious person? I would say that the answer is a resounding NO. But is that what Casey Anthony tried to attempt?

I will offer no comment, but I do believe this link is worth visiting and thinking about.

I am a fan of coincidences, I always have been. I have met people in England, and then bumped into them years later in Canada, the US, or other countries. It sounds unlikely, but it is true. However coincidence only goes so far, at what point does it become manufactured?

Simon Barrett

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