The Obama Birth Movement, like many US conspiracy theories, is dominated by a bunch of political whackjobs, mostly on the Far Right. It is based on the rather crazy notion that Obama is not who he says he is. In particular, he is not even a US citizen. He was born in Kenya, or he is still secretly a Muslim. All of his records have been lost, sealed or covered up in an elaborate paper trail covering Obama’s past. The general conclusion is that Obama is some kind of a Muslim Communist installed by Commie New World Order types to bring about One World Government, which means World Communism controlled by the UN and the loss of all national sovereignty. If this were true, you would think that the Commies would be the first ones to support it, but the truth is Commies laugh if you bring this up. That shows right there that there is nothing to it. The bottom line of the Obama Birthers is that Obama is a totally illegitimate President who has no right whatsoever to be in office. There is also the implication that Obama has been installed by some shadowy forces in some sort of a coup against US democracy.He needs to be removed from office and tried for treason at best, or I guess assassinated at worst (this is the unstated implication of the movement). It’s a really incendiary movement. Since the election of Obama, Fox News and the whole rightwing hate machine have drifted far to the Extreme Right, and nonsense like the Obama Birth Movement has become standard fare among so-called “mainstream conservatives and the lines between conservatism and the hardcore nutjob fringe has increasingly blurred. Here is a link to James von Brunn’s Obama Birth Movement post at some obscure Norwegian website. It was then reposted last December on the Free Republic, and what’s scary is the hundreds of positive comments von Brunn’s nutty list received from the “normal” Freepers. The thread is still up. Found via Democratic Underground, where they are mistakenly saying that von Brunn was a Freeper. von Brunn was not a Freeper. I don’t know enough about the Obama Birth Movement to comment, but it sounds pretty whack. von Brunn’s post is reproduced below:
Obama is missing!
Skrevet av Sigurd Mellqvist (Gjest) 02.12.2008 18:47 The American People Demand to Know: WHO SENT YOU??? Obama has lived for 48 years without leaving any footprints — none! There is no Obama documentation — no records — no paper trail — none — this is no accident. It is being done on purpose with Media help – but to serve whom & why??? MISSING-HIDDEN DOCUMENTS: Original, vault copy of Certificate of Live Birth in the USA — Not Released (1 version hidden in Hawaii, Original found in Kenya) Certificate of Live Birth — Released – Proven Counterfeit (www.ObamaFiles.com) Obama/Dunham marriage license — Not released Soetoro/Dunham marriage license — Not released Soetoro adoption records — Not released Fransiskus Assisi School School application — Not Released Punahou School records — Not released Selective Service Registration — Released – Proven Counterfeit Occidental College records — Not released Passport (Pakistan) — Not released Columbia College records — Not released Columbia thesis — Not released Harvard College records — Not released Harvard Law Review articles — None (maybe 1, Not Signed) Baptism certificate — None Medical records — Not released Illinois State Senate records — None (Locked up to prohibit public view Illinois State Senate schedule — Lost (All other Illinois state senators’ records are intact) Law practice client list — Not released University of Chicago scholarly articles — None WHY DON’T WE SEE ONE WORD OF THIS IN ANY OF THE MEDIA? Love him or hate him, we all remember how the press went to great lengths to find out every move that President Bush made … finally unable to come up with anything factual, so they created it! When their accusations were proven empty, they refused to retract one word of the fraud they perpetrated on the American people. Dan Rather lost his job over fraudulent documents, because common people like you & me reached out and ripped CBS to pieces. They couldn’t stand the loss of sponsors OR viewers! The same Media went to great lengths to scandalize & destroy Sarah Palin. She maintains a 91 NOW ——- The Supreme Court has scheduled a Conference for Dec 5th about Obama’s U. S. Citizenship. STILL, not a word about any of this from the Media. If it were not for the Internet and talk radio, American citizens would become the servants of a dishonest & conspiratorial Media. THINK ABOUT IT. IT DIDN’T USED TO BE THIS WAY! How much longer are we going to sit on our hands & say not a word? AND DON’T THINK THE MEDIA SIMPLY DOESN’T KNOW – THEY ARE GETTING POUNDED WITH EMAILS ABOUT IT!!! Obama could not get a simple security clearance with the information the government has on him —- NOBODY COULD! NOW he is privy to every top secret America has! What is going on??? WHERE ARE THE GOOD PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY – ARE YOU OUT THERE??? Submitted by: James W. von Brunn