This has been eating at me for a while now. We all know who the Blind Boys of Alabama are – Gospel singing guys who are in their 80s or later, blind yet putting on a great show. But after seeing one of them driving home from Town Hall in NYC last month, I was blown away to see Jimmy Carter (no, not the ex-President, this one) behind the wheel, peeling out onto the street. This may sound weird, but I think the Blind Boys of Alabama are faking it.
Yes, I know, it’s crazy, right? But hear me out. While I haven’t joined them formally, there is a new group, the ‘Sighters’, who are demanding to see proof of the Blind Boys of Alabama’s blindness.
“We don’t believe they’re blind. I saw one walk on stage perfectly fine, unassisted. And we have doctors for this now. They’re just doing it for the money,” said ‘Sighter’ Orly Taitz, who has in the past brought numerous lawsuits up regarding President Obama’s Birth Certificate. “If you look closely, you can see that these men are able to walk up and down the aisles unassisted, singing, multi-tasking, something only people with sight are capable of, so we will continue to push for proof they are truly blind.”
Continued Taitz, “Besides, not all the members are blind now, so why should we presume that all of them are? It’s sight by association. And how can we prove they are from Alabama? Where’s the Birth Certificate?”
Further adding to the plausibility of the blindness-faking, is the fact that the ‘Blind’ Boys worked with Ben Harper on a 2004 album. Harper was married to Laura Dern, who acted blind in the movie Mask. Acting tips can easily be shared, and there is no doubt Dern gave these ‘Blind’ Boys some pro tips.
And don’t get me started on the ‘Boys’. These are grown men, not children. Who I really don’t think are ‘blind’ either.