All these mutating and sometimes conflicting theories about Barack Obama‘s birth location, citizenship status, parentage (Malcolm X is a nice touch but double-ups on Obama’s claim to US citizenship), and religious affiliation make me want to kick some shins (Jerome Corsi’s hairy tibias would be a good start).
Don’t be surprised if one or more
This is America, the land of impossible and impossibly complicated conspiracy theories. Does it matter if the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate has been confirmed several times over by people with the legal authority to make such declarations?
About one third of the American public believe that the US government had a passive if not an active role in the 9/11 attacks. Some of that one third believe, among other things, that the Twin Towers collapsed because of a controlled implosion; that the Pentagon was hit by a missile, not a plane, and that the 757 jet parts strewn all over the Pentagon lawn were dropped by conspirators from a circling C-130; and that the “jets” that crashed into the Twin Towers were not “real” but were sophisticated holograms whose appearance was timed to coincide with the controlled demolition of the buildings.
Compared with that, tweaking a few vital records in Hawaii, Kenya, Indonesia, and the US Department of State is mere child’s play.