Moby Blogs About Barack Obama Birther Movement

checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@moby) on Monday (August 10), commenting on the Barack Obama “birther” movement. The electronic artist writes:

I understand that people want the world to be different from how it is (creationists want a world that is 10,000 years old, flat earth society members want a world that is the center of a small universe, ‘birthers’ want a world where Obama isn’t president, Republicans want a world where Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, etc). But the world is at is, and it rarely conforms to our narrow and specific hopes for what it will be. Holding on to an ethical belief (women should be allowed to vote, blacks and whites should be able to drink from the same water fountain, etc) in the face of unethical circumstances is noble, as the circumstances can be changed. But holding on to beliefs that are factually incorrect and can never be changed (as much as the birthers don’t like Obama, he did win the election and he is a United States citizen) is quixotic and delusional. it’s kind of baffling.

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One thought on “Moby Blogs About Barack Obama Birther Movement

  1. smrstrauss says:

    I quite agree with you that the “facts” and logic of the birthers are stupid and wrong.

    But many of them are not delusional. They are saying things that they do NOT believe in hopes of finding someone with a gun who believes this drivel. There are already many nuts with guns, but these birthers (and I cannot say all the birthers, but there are some) would like to create more nuts with guns, and nuts with guns so crazy as to do something truly immoral and abominable. I wish I could say “unthinkable,” but sadly it isn’t.

    I wish these people could understand how profoundly counter-productive such an act would be, but they are far too emotional and illogical.

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