We throw around terms like “crazy birthers” freely when describing the antics of anti-Obama denialists. Check out our “Batshirt Crazy” awards in times past. I hope that people understand that when I use these terms, I do so not in a clinical way. I know of a least one notable birther who really is undergoing treatment for mental disease, but I would never say that name, nor allude to who it is. On a number of occasions I have quietly deleted comments left by visitors saying things like: “you forgot your meds.” Mental illness is not funny and it is cruel to ridicule someone with a disability.
This brings us the real subject of this story, Dr. Jerome Corsi. Corsi has a PhD from Harvard in Political Science which in my book probably means he’s a pretty smart guy (even smarter than Donald Trump). So for him to be hawking the fake birth certificate conspiracy theory might lead one to think that Corsi is either a very bad man or that he is crazy.
Recent commentary on Corsi points out that he is, in addition to being a birther, a 9/11 conspiracy nut and a believer in a theory that the center of the Earth contains an unlimited supply of oil. That’s some pretty heavy crazy. However, what has clinched it for me, the tipping point in my personal opinion of whether Corsi is crazy or not, is this remark he made:
Appearing on the Alex Jones Show, Corsi said that he now completely discounted the apparent efforts of Donald Trump to force the release of Obama’s birth certificate, stating, “I’m completely convinced at this point Donald Trump was subterfuge, that he…. was working with Obama.”
Paul Joseph Watson