I recently posted a thread which outlined the lies of the birthers. I will quickly summarize that here before I start.
The birther movement has two main threads:
- Obama was born in the US but is not a natural born citizen
- Obama was not born in the US
An interesting thing about both of these conspiracies is that the "proof" and "evidence" presented against Obama is almost all completely fraudulent.
What do I mean?
Well, in many cases, with a conspiracy, there's some evidence, say a video of a UFO, and while many may think it's real or a hoax most agree that,
well their 'belief' is essentially just an opinion.
That is NOT the case with the birther evidence.
A good case in point, which I detailed in my other thread is the birther claim (which is the crux of many birther theories), that Obama has a
"recycled" Social Security number from a dead guy born in 1890. And that the number itself was registered to a man in CT, based on it's first three
The shocking thing about that "evidence" is not just that it's COMPLETELY untrue, but that the birthers didn't ACCIDENTALLY believe that, there's no
confusion here, the willfully generated that evidence out of thin air.
Another example, and one that relates the whole NBC claim, is that certain legal cases say that the US government believes that both of your parents
need to be American for you to be a NBC. The interesting thing is that the websites that push these cases, all birther sites of course, edit the text
of these ruling, because... wait for it... the ACTUAL text contradicts their positions.
So wait, am I claiming that someone somewhere generated/is generating false "evidence" and is attempting to ruin a sitting US President, and that
they know this evidence is false? Yes!
As I have said in many a thread, I am not an Obama supporter (only support him in absence of another decent candidate), but that's not the issue, my,
or your, political beliefs. The issue is that someone, for some reason, who knows they are lying, is dumping money and effort into a campaign which
wants to destabilize the US government, starting from the top down.
A short list:
1. Political opponents
2. Foreign operatives
3. Crazy people
4. Business interests
5. Some combination of the above
and I guess, though I doubt it, I should add
6. Hardcore racists
Who has the most to gain? Can all of this really be the work of mentally ill people?
Also, are we all so blinded by our ideologies that we'd let an outside force destroy a President, because it suited our political beliefs? I.E, If
Pakistan had killed Bush, or even managed to bring down his Presidency, would you all be cool with that?
I hope I wouldn't have been. You?
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