Sorry for the length, but I didn't have time to write a short blog.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Stupid is as Stupid Does

Ready to see how gullible some folks are?  Let me give you this lovely link entitled "Obama ADMITS Born in Kenya."

Go ahead watch it.  I'll wait.

Did you notice all the links you can click like "Impeach Obama" and "why Birthers are ridiculed"?  The optimal link there by the way is "donate money."  The reason Birthers are ridiculed is really simple.  They are at the least naive and at the most fools driven by hate, fear, and attention seeking.

Now let me give you the whole clip. Obama at White House Correspondents' Dinner 2010. The original quote starts at about 1 minute 40 seconds in.  The actual quote is sarcasm, and as is the case with all speakers at every White House Correspondents' Dinner, it is the speaker's job to make fun of himself, others in the audience, and politics in general.  Obama is making fun of the Birther movement.

You may notice the entire clip is over 17 minutes long.  The edited misleading clip is just 21 seconds.  Too bad the person who would mislead you couldn't cut the laughter totally just the laughter following the punchline making fun of the whole Birther idea.

If you don't want to appear foolish, then spend a little time looking for reality.  Try Googling a neutral statement like "where was Obama born." Guess what, you get all the evidence that birthers want to ignore and claim as faked.  Googling  a non-neutral statement like "proof that Obama was born in Kenya" will get you a little more biased result, although it also gets the fact check groups like Snopes. (By the way saying Snopes is wrong does not make it so.  You need proof.)

If you don't like Obama, that is your choice.  If you don't agree with him, that is your choice.  But if the only reason you can come up with is that he is a Muslim, which he isn't, or he was born in Kenya or not born in the US, you only end up looking like a foolish, a hater.  Is it any wonder that folks think Birthers are driven by bigotry? If none of the above is true, then why weren't you complaining that John McCain was born in Panama or Romney is a Mormon.  The reason why you're not complaining is probably because it doesn't matter or worse still because they are white.  McCain was born on a military base and, in a country touting freedom of religion, being a Mormon makes no difference any more than being a Muslim would. It really is time to join the rest of us in reality.

Stupid is, as the movie Forest Gump points out, as Stupid does.  Don't be stupid.