August 25, 2009
…until the birth certificate is shown, the absolute truth is known, and they are proven wrong.
I was thinking about what Glenn Beck said re: birthers (video). He said that there was no way to get rid of conspiracies and that barry releasing his birth certificate wouldn’t matter. Then he went on to compare birthers to the “moon rock” in the Smithsonian as proof of the lunar landing. A common example used as justification in the anti-birthers’ rantings.
But the two are not even close to being comparable. The moon rock doesn’t come with a chiseled in date, time of collection, date of collection, like a birth certificate does. Secondly, there is more than ample evidence that the lunar landing occurred – besides the film (ok could be doctored = COLB), there are eyewitnesses – actual people who can be questioned as to being there and their stories crosschecked and loads of paperwork..
Not a single hospital attendant or worker or anyone else has come forward.
Why doesn’t anyone find that unusual?
And the paperwork has not even been released to counteract the conspiracy theorists.
You can’t quell a conspiracy theory unless there is proof that the initial event occurred.
And that the event occurred in a different fashion than the “conspiracists” believe.
You have to prove that it is in fact a conspiracy and that is done by showing incontrovertible evidence that the real event took place. And that can’t be done with the birth certificate issue because no one knows what’s on what Dr Fukino saw. And even with that there was no mention of the exact physical location of barry’s birth.
Nothing can be presumed to be true when there is better evidence.
One can’t say it is a conspiracy when the full truth is not known.
And the full truth is not known: no one knows the exact physical location.
In fact, if anything, it is more of a conspiracy the other way. Some non-vouched for 48 y/o notices, a document (COLB) that has never been vetted by the guy who signs them and one doctor saying it’s there and oh by the way he’s a natural born citizen.
Doesn’t wash. He has to show it. It can only become a conspiracy once definitive proof is shown – which no matter how many bots say to the contrary – it has not. There is still available evidence to be seen and as long as there is more definitive evidence — in this case, the gold standard of evidence exists.
Which could stop the “conspiracy theories” cold.
So the “birthers”- no matter how whacked out their particular belief or theory – whether they believe he was born in Kenya or he gave up his citizenship or whatever – have a legitimate question. Definitive proof exists (so we are told). And until that is seen and vetted – no one can prove they are conspiracists.
You show definitive, vetted proof and if they don’t believe it — only then do they become conspiracists.