5.14.2010

Enough, already!

Hats off to Hawaii for saying “enough, already” to that delusional segment of our society known as “birthers.” The state passed a law Wednesday which allows state offices to ignore the endless demands for President Obama’s “real” birth certificate.

Despite the fact the state furnished a copy of Obama’s “Certificate of Live Birth” – not to mention copies of 1961 newspapers which bear the hospital’s announcement of his birth – the so-called birthers continue to insist Obama is not a U.S. citizen.

The conspiracy theories about Obama float from email inbox to email inbox – he’s a Muslim, he’s a Communist, he’s a fsscist – ad nauseam. I get them and either refute them or delete them. And, I’m intrigued that people who don’t take time to keep up with what’s going on around them, will use that time to read such unattributed and undocumented tripe – and pass it along.

I honestly believe the underpinning of all these foolish claims is racism, and that those who buy into them cannot tolerate that an African-American holds the highest office in the land.

It’s not surprising that Hawaii, with its multi-cultural, multi-racial heritage, would be fed up with these attacks on its First Son.

Its state motto, after all, is “Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Āina i ka Pono,” Hawaiian for “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.”

In other words, “Birthers, bug off!"

4 comments:

Nance said...

I have Parsley's Pics to thank for steering me your way.

How ugly...how unutterably ugly...humans turn when they see their control slipping away. The self-righteous and reactionary right-wingers who gained control by less-than-honorable means are the most dangerous when they realize their grip is lost.

I thought I was one of only four liberals in this state. I'm ecstatic to learn that I am one of five, instead!

B.J. said...

Nance: so happy “tnlib” pointed you this way! I think we should hold a convention of South Carolina liberals, maybe in a phone booth, LOL. Thanks for reading! And, thanks to all who welcomed me back yesterday. BJ

Infidel753 said...

Excellent -- a safe and effective birther-control method!

The thing is, of course, that even if Obama's long-form birth certificate were published for all to see, it wouldn't change anything. The birthers would claim it was a forgery (as many claim about the COLB). If officials gave sworn testimony that it was real, they'd say they were bribed, or socialist co-conspirators. If the doctor who delivered Obama at the hospital testified about it, ditto. They're like the creationists and global-warming deniers. No amount of evidence will ever be enough.

tnlib said...

What a difference between Hawaii and Arizona!