Obama expose rises to top, but will the administration step in to stifle the content? They’ve done it before
Two days ago, Matt Drudge linked to a new book by Jerome Corsi, unflinchingly titled Where’s the Birth Certificate? The book immediately leapt to number one on Amazon.com, where it has remained ever since. The media has shown its usual incredulity at the indisputable stupidity of the American people. How could so many people question President Obama’s birthplace? How could they wonder about his origins? Are they all simply racist?
The answer, of course, is that Americans are desperately seeking an answer to a simple question: why does President Obama appear to be so un-American? The term un-American here is not synonymous with anti-American (though Obama has been that on occasion); instead, it merely signifies that President Obama is unconcerned with typical American principles and traditions. He sees capitalism as selfish and evil, religion as dangerous and oppressive; he sees the Constitution as antiquated and entrepreneurialism as exploitative. He is the representative of the Fareed Zakaria ideology at work, celebrating the post-American world.
When America elects a president like this, many Americans begin wondering how it happened. There are always two answers to such difficult questions: the first is optimistically externally-oriented, while the second is realistically reflexive. It is far easier to believe that the problem of un-Americanism lies outside our borders, that within we are unified. Hence the oddly persistent belief that politics stops at the water’s edge, that our politicians unify around foreign policy. But that belief has been obsolete since the 1960s; hence the persistent outrage when certain politicians (see Pelosi, Nancy) travel abroad and then criticize their fellow American officeholders (see Bush, George W.). We like to think that if we hang together, we will not hang separately.
Editors Note-K.M. : Just a year ago, questioning the birthplace of our president was deemed outlandish, a conspiracy that didn’t deserve even a blip on the state controlled media’s talking heads radar. But here we are today and the traction of birther movement is gaining ground and by all appearances has the shifty left pulling out all the stops to convince the masses that believing such nonsense makes you, John Q. Public, the nut-job. Lefty extremist Ed Shultz, MSNBC’s propaganda pundit brought Michael Steele, former RNC chairman, in agreeable collusion, on his program to help him help you with your ongoing insanity, your racist thoughts and your ignorance.