Whether the comparison is valid or not, I have been thinking that there is a similarity between Islamic radicals and some of the birthers. In both cases a seemingly normal person gets his or perception of reality, truth, and “right and wrong” twisted into some other mode of thinking. The tool is grievances and outrage.
However, while there are countless real grievances that can be found in the world related to Islamic populations in several countries, the grievances against President Obama are imaginary (since he is legitimately eligible to be President, according to all competent authorities).
Birthers today are trying to pressure the federal court in DC to hear the imaginary list of grievances from the self-appointed American Grand Jury. I received a plea from former birther plaintiff Cort Wrotnowski to “Pressure … these folks, big time.” Here’s an excerpt from the AGJ web site:
Barack Obama has committed serious crimes against our Nation. The evidence is well documented and published. Barack Obama has admitted in public and his writings that his father was not a US citizen….
Your Honor, we would imagine these statements are not what you wanted to hear. Matter of fact, we understand that our statements probably make you angry or make you want to reprimand those that challenge your Court or authority. Well, your Honor, get in line. Many are now challenging your intentions. It is now estimated that 60% of Americans want to know the truth about Barack Obama. He has spent close to 2.0 million dollars fighting something like 15 civil lawsuits to hide the truth about his citizenship….
Judge Lamberth, we fight evil by exposing it. Once the truth is known, evil has no power over you or your Court. The People of this country are a lot stronger than the government would lead us to believe. The talk that our Country could never survive an election scandal is simply an excuse. The truth of the matter is this Country cannot survive an attack on the Constitution by a public criminal when the Judiciary fails to do anything about it.
Whether it is real grievances or imagined one, the hand of the propagandist is behind both radical Islam and the birthers.