Moby 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.