While millions starve, we analyze birth certificates. While bombs rip the limbs from children, we broadcast reality-show conspiracy theories about where some asshole was born. While our planet’s ecosystem is being strangled, we are blinded by fantasies straight out of some spy novel. “Was Obama born in Kenya?” Of course not, but who the fuck cares if he was?! He’s still managing to wage wars, plunder our wealth, and diminish our self-actualization despite whatever latitude and longitude he managed to fall out of a vagina at. To anyone who has given this issue more than the 10 minutes of smirk-and-forget that this deserves, you are being distracted while the empowered steal and kill.
The conservatives who push the issue and the liberals that grant it as worthy to denounce, are wasting time that could be spent analyzing the real crimes of our era. The corporate-owned media of course don’t want to analyze our imperialistic wars or policy-driven starvation and plagues because it either doesn’t serve their interests or, put more correctly, is directly counter to them! If their audiences were informed to whatever was actually happening besides the latest gossip about the royal wedding or whatever mindless bile Donald Trump has managed push out of his orange-painted face – those audiences might be motivated to topple the system that creates these situations.
The few liberal blogs I read recently have spent so much time writing about this issue as of late that just sifting through it all gives me a headache. How about we talk about the dehumanization of Bradley Manning, or the U.S. goverment’s role in the Libyan revolution, or the further concentration of wealth, or the 9/11 responders being screened by the terrorist watch list, or the latest revelations of WikiLeaks, or any of a myriad of other infinitely more important topics than whether Obama was born in Hawaii or on Mars.
Liberals, this story is not important. Even if Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell spend time talking about it. That they give up so much time denouncing it should make you suspect that more important things are being ignored, maybe even that you are being distracted from less palatable events of the Obama administration. So be proud liberals, for the president you so dearly love even while he kills and steals daily was born within the imaginary lines of the fiction we call The United States!