posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:19 PM
BH, I commend your efforts in bringing forth factual information to this debate.
However, I wouldn't even bother with it. The birth certificate conspiracy is dead. It died when somebody released a forged Kenyan certificate, and
everyone who believes he wasn't born here took it as absolute gospel. When it was revealed to be a hoax, the threads on his birthplace stopped
appearing. The fact that people were so willing to accept that an anonymously supplied document was legit, and the one supplied by Hawaii's Dept. of
Health (and confirmed multiple times) was fake, really tells quite a bit about the mindset of the people chasing this theory.
Notice how posters will respond to the facts you've provided with undocumented claims, proven hoaxes, or deflections.
"Obama has 39 SS numbers!" -Source? Didn't think so.
"Obama went to school as a foreign exchange student!"
"Fact Check is an Annenberg website!" -deflection (also, his birth cert. has been confirmed multiple times by Hawaii officials, I guess they're
funded by Annenberg as well? )
When one sits back and reads it, it's all very entertaining, actually. Sort of like those anonymous threads where someone claims they have bigfoot in
their closet, or they're a reptilian from Venus. Its all flash and no substance. "Obama this, Obama that... what, you want proof?"
One almost has to admire the poster who has the courage to stand up for their beliefs in the face of insurmountable evidence against them, whilst
providing little more than poorly edited Youtube video in their defense. I wonder if its a case of being too stubborn to admit being wrong, or if it
really is just a case of partisan 'my guy vs. your guy', and they just can't get over the fact that they lost. I tend to lean towards the former,
but I guess there really are people who are so wrapped up in the left vs. right game that they'll believe anything.