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How Sturdy Is the Obama Narrative that 'Keeps Us Silent'?
The American Thinker ^ | 4-7-12 | Monte Kuligowski

Posted on 04/07/2012 7:01:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Count Roger Kimball in among those who recognize the totalitarian atmosphere somehow created to protect President Obama. The entire range of questions related to Mr. Obama's possible ineligibility for the presidency has been rendered taboo.

Recently, Kimball wrote a piece affirming the brave observations of Diana West found in her piece, "Silence of the Lapdogs." In her essay, West explains why the incriminating findings of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's investigative team are not common knowledge.

Regarding the nativity story of Barack Obama, Kimball notes that "[i]t's not just that you are not allowed to express certain opinions about the subject. You are not even allowed to publicly entertain any questions about it."

The accepted Obama narrative has been a secure fortress for Obama. The president stays inside its walls unruffled, with lifted chin. The narrative "keeps us silent" even though in reality it's a house of cards.

To present the accepted narrative I will use the words which John Hawkins wrote in response to Mr. Kimball's piece linked to above, "Annals of censorship."

I choose John Hawkins not because I find his thinking and writing abilities to be on par with Kimball's, but because Hawkins nicely encapsulates the narrative blindly accepted by so many.

Mr. Hawkins begins his piece, "Nobody is censoring birther nonsense," with: "Respectfully, I have to say that Roger Kimball is so far off base here that he's practically on the wrong planet." Hawkins ironically dismisses the following, believing any discussion on the subject is "silliness:"

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arpaio; birthcertificate; birther; certifigate; kenya; naturalborncitizen
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1 posted on 04/07/2012 7:01:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Annals of censorship.”?

More like Anals of censorship.

2 posted on 04/07/2012 7:13:35 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Do not kid yourselves for one second. Unfortunately, we are living in a country where mafia-like threats and thugary is in control. Many in the media are willing accomplices to the Marxists/Communists and cannot wait to transform our country forever.

But I also believe there are many that are horrified to see what is happening to our country and wish to expose the truth. It will take an organized effort of devoted freedom lovers and capitalists to actively and privately engage these people in order to win them over and offer protection if they start exposing the truth.

As with roaches - turn the light on and they scurry away. Then bring in the pesticide.....

3 posted on 04/07/2012 7:22:16 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: demkicker

Thomas Sowell article emailed to me this a.m. Probably already posted on FR, but it’s worth reposting.
An excellent article, and so true it is scary!! A must read!!!!

A great article. One of the most intellectual human beings in this country, hits it right on the head ! ! !

Occupy Wall Street by Thomas Sowell
By Dr. Thomas Sowell

The current Occupy Wall Street movement is the best illustration to date of what President Barack Obama’s America looks like. It is an America where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and incompetent rule. It is an America where those who have sacrificed nothing pillage and destroy the lives of those who have sacrificed greatly.

It is an America where history is rewritten to honor dictators, murderers and thieves. It is an America where violence, racism, hatred, class warfare and murder are all promoted as acceptable means of overturning the American civil society.

It is an America where humans have been degraded to the level of animals: of defecating in public, having sex in public, devoid of basic hygiene. It is an America where the basic tenets of a civil society, including faith, family, a free press and individual rights, have been always rejected. It is an America where our founding documents have been now shredded and, with them, every person’s guaranteed liberties.

It is an America where, ultimately, great suffering will come to the American people, but the rulers like Obama, Michelle Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, liberal college professors, union bosses and all other loyal liberal/Communist Party members will live in opulent splendor.
It is the America that Obama and the Democrat Party have now created with all the willing assistance of the American media, Hollywood, unions, universities, the Communist Party of America, the Black Panthers and numerous anti-American foreign entities.

Barack Obama has brought more destruction upon this country in three years than any other event in the history of our nation, but it is just the beginning of what he and his comrades are capable of. The Occupy Wall Street movement is just another step in their plan for the annihilation of America. “Socialism, in general, has a record of failure that’s so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.”

Dr. Thomas Sowell (A National Humanities Medal Winner)
— The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are out numbered by the people who vote for a living.

4 posted on 04/07/2012 7:26:16 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Newtrition - soul food for a starving America.)
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To: demkicker
Do not kid yourselves for one second. Unfortunately, we are living in a country where mafia-like threats and thugary is in control

I live in a state where I've watched the union thugs openly threaten our Governor and our State Senators on a daily basis and receive no punishment. It's heartbreaking.

5 posted on 04/07/2012 7:28:15 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama’s agenda is the destruction of America.
None of his policies or actions contradict this assertion.

The most effective means to unseat him, is to stay focused on the facts which demonstrate his anti-American, unconstitutional behavior.

By going down the eligibility trail, the focus shifts to the questioner, which is entirely counterproductive.
If it were ever possible to prove, there are no persons in place willing of able to take the action necessary to remove him from office or the ballot.

Focus on the man’s policies and the resulting destruction and let history deal with the rest.

6 posted on 04/07/2012 7:35:13 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I know and I am equally frustrated and heartbroken! I really mean it when I say there needs to be an ORGANIZED effort to combat this evil because it is the ONLY way to defeat it. It is so true that good men doing nothing and just watching it happen only allows evil to flourish.

I do not know of any formal organization that has formed to combat these home grown terrorists, but I hope there soon will be one - and I’m not talking about a militia. These need to be successful and influential business men & women that are ready to combat this onslaught of thugary and threats. I am not in a position to lead it, but I’ll damned sure contribute time and money to help save this country and I’m sure millions of like-minded Americans would do the same to squelch this evil.

7 posted on 04/07/2012 7:36:47 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There are several reasons why we do not know the truth about Obama’s birth or even his past life. First, Obama assisted by persons unknown, spent close to $1 million to seal or destroy certain records. Second, his autobiographical books were written primarily to establish a birth narrative, but contain inconsistencies and lack of independent support of the events depicted. Obama lived a large part of his life known as Barry Sotero and records under that name have also been concealed. Some of his life appears to be purely fabricated. For example no one seems to remember Barry Sotero or Barrack Obama as a kid in supposedly Hawaii. Similarly no one seems to remember him while he attended Columbia. Sheriff Arpiao has raised at least questions that what few personal “records” of Obama that are public may have been forged.

8 posted on 04/07/2012 7:39:40 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Here's how to tell that Rush et al., have been silenced.

They never talk about it.

Rush would certainly mention things like the Arpaio investigation as news and then give his his opinion that there was nothing to it, if that's the way he felt. But he just says nothing.


9 posted on 04/07/2012 7:40:44 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: demkicker


“Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”

Psalm 109:8

10 posted on 04/07/2012 7:45:49 AM PDT by sueQ
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There are two big issues that the public needs to know but doesn’t seem to grasp yet. I don’t know if Sheriff Joe is going to get into these things or not.

The first regards the HDOH itself. They have falsified records including the BC#’s of Stig Waidelich and Virginia Sunahara and the 1960-64 birth index. Loretta Fuddy has committed misprision of forgery and fraud by refusing to tell anybody that the long-form Obama presented as genuine is in fact a forgery. They are breaking the law by refusing to allow a man to see the original hospital-generated birth certificate of his deceased sister. I could go on and on about the reasons that nothing the HDOH says or produces should be trusted. People need to know that. They need to know why it is imperative that we forensically examine microfilms, original paper records, and computer transaction logs to see what has been done to all these records in the database - because there is a history of records manipulation and law-breaking BY THE HDOH ITSELF.

The second regards the newspaper birth announcements. If those were put out by the HDOH, then why is there no birth announcement for Virginia Sunahara and hundreds of other August births that show up in the CDC’s 1961 Natality Report? Why were the Nordyke twins’ births (and many others as well) announced in the Advertiser but not the Star-Bulletin? Why are there sometimes weeks between when the Advertiser reported a birth and when the Star-Bulletin reported the same birth?

Like the HDOH’s manipulation of records, there has been manipulation of the newspaper microfilms, since scratches that appear on earlier copies are missing from later copies, and many of the actual microfilms in libraries are clearly not of a microfilming quality to have been the microfilms that were produced by the microfilming company. They were obviously produced by somebody else.

And the stories we were told about how the original images came out before the election are documentably false. Two different posters on conservative blogs claimed they had personally gone to the Hawaii State Library and made copies from the Star-Bulletin microfilms when, in fact, both those copies AND a copy that Michael Rivero at had been given by somebody at the Advertiser office were identical SCANS that are provably NOT from the HSL (since the HSL microfilm after that time lacked major scratches that were in that image).

The Advertiser image was given to Lori Starfelt by a librarian whose image did not follow the standard protocol (full-page image with copyright notice) and was deliberately blurred. The only readable portion had about 4 announcements showing. A full-page image was finally produced by somebody at Wikileaks under the name of Jeena Paradies, as a PDF with optical character recognition (a format that allows manipulation of the text within an image). That image had C&P lines directly below the announcement right under Obama’s and had C&P lines going into the left-hand margin a few announcements above Obama’s. The Wikileaks version was given to Michael Rivero at whatreallyhappened by somebody at the Advertiser office and the Wikileaks page was taken down. Later the Advertiser printed an image with the full page deliberately blurred and the only readable portion being the same 4-announcement snip that Starfelt was originally given by the HSL librarian.

The media relies so heavily on the birth announcements but legal investigations don’t necessarily go into the birth announcements because they have no legal value. When I and my colleagues started researching the announcements it was pretty much out of idle curiosity because Obama’s supposed Hawaii birth could easily have been reported by Madelyn Dunham and a birth announcement created so the presence of a birth announcement proves nothing. But the deeper we looked into this, the more I became convinced that there never was an announcement for Barack Obama’s birth in those newspapers in 1961. IF there had been, there would have been no reason for the funny business we’ve seen.

11 posted on 04/07/2012 7:52:28 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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The use of the word ‘narrative’ has a connotation of fiction.... The fact that nearly all news outlets use it is a sign of exactly how that silence is maintained.

12 posted on 04/07/2012 7:54:18 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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“One may assume and hope by faith that Obama was Hawaii-born and still demand that Obama’s original records (including vital, education, passport, Selective Service, etc.) be unsealed for verification.

The burden is on no citizen to prove anything. No conspiracy theories are needed to ask questions and demand “ironclad” proof “in the most resolute way humanly possible.” As it turns out, that level of proof means simple compliance with basic legal standards.”

More than Obama’s SSN Application needs to be examined. A specialist trained in document examination verified the documents submitted for Obama’s SSN and a report was coded with the application.

Obama’s PRA field of his SSA NUMIDENT needs to be examined. A “Y” in the PRA field indicates he filed as a Permanent Resident Alien for his SSN. A “N” in the PRA field indicates he did not file as a Permanent Resident Alien for his SSN.

13 posted on 04/07/2012 8:12:31 AM PDT by SvenMagnussen (What would MacGyver do?)
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To: G Larry

And in the meantime we do nothing about the threats that have been made and the lawlessness of every government agency that has created and/or covered up forgeries for this guy?

The eligibility issue is not about Barack Obama. It is about the lawlessness that controls our entire system. Which is a much, much bigger issue than any one person could ever be.

Sure, lets’ get rid of Obama however we can. I’m not convinced there will even be another election.

But there is no way I’m going to ignore the lawlessness we’ve seen by the entire system. We know the media is hostage. Fox is literally taking orders from George Soros. People who supported Hillary in the 2008 primary not only received death threats but also died of very convenient, unexpected means at critical times - much like Breitbart hit the sidewalk dead just 4-5 hours after he had heard Sheriff Joe’s evidence for forgery and fraud involving Obama’s BC and draft registration and said that evidence was good. That same day, Rush Limbaugh received a bomb scare - and Arpaio’s presser that day, including the evidence he presented, was not even reported in most of the media.

We’re not just talking policies of the Obama machine that are destroying this country. They are cutting much, much deeper than mere policies, right down to the very infrastructure and foundations of our society. They are literally turning this country into a third-world thugocracy, run much like the mob or the drug cartels (the Hezbollah allies who they are, incidentally, also arming...)

Even people who might support his POLICIES need to realize that ultimately, a thugocracy doesn’t care what the policies are. In a thugocracy, the powerful do whatever they can get away with and the little people be damned. Every voter needs to know that is the choice that they face in the next election, if we are allowed to have this election. The question is existential: Will we be a society based on the rule of law, or will it literally be every person fending for himself against a government that has all the power and answers to no person or law?

The Hillary supporters who are now exposing Obama’s thugocracy probably largely agree with the policies of Obama. But because they have been able to see that he is LAWLESS, they know there’s a bigger battle to be fought. I don’t believe for a minute that my democrat friends - good people - would vote for Obama if they knew the lawless threats he has made or his pledges to both Soros and the Muslim world to try to undo America. If we let this be ONLY about whether college women should be able to get free birth control, those people will have no problem supporting Obama. If they come to know that Soros asked both Hillary and Obama to support his planned destruction of the US economy and that the Soros machine killed off the Hillary supporters to ensure that Obama was the nominee, and threatened the media to ensure that Obama was elected.... that’s a whole different story. And they would never vote for a man they knew had done those things.

14 posted on 04/07/2012 8:14:24 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

I see you managed to miss the path from the problem to the most immediate solution.

15 posted on 04/07/2012 8:21:33 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Haven't read thru the responses, an astute observer (like myself)may have touched on this aspect of the Obummer BC issue. His father Barak Hussein Obama Sr. was a foreign national, a Kenyan, studying in the US on a temporary student visa. For that reason alone Obummer doesn't qualify to run for the office of the Presidency in this country. The BC crap is a red herring ... tossed into the controversy to distract attention from the real issue ... the fact his father was foreign born.
16 posted on 04/07/2012 8:22:56 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I believe that years ago Speaker of the House Tom Foley argued for an investigation into the "October Surprise" with justification that sounded like, "Despite the fact there is no evidence, the seriousness of charge demands that we investigate."

(I think it was at the time of George H.W. Bush's campaign and the Democrats hoped to use the "investigation" as part of the campaign against Bush's reelection in 1992.)

So now we have "Because of the fact there is evidence, the seriousness of charge demands that we not investigate."

Obama and Sons' America.

17 posted on 04/07/2012 8:24:10 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: G Larry

You missed what I was saying. Exposing the thugocracy of this regime (seen most clearly in their handling of the eligibility issue) will turn against him even the people who support his policies.

Sure, we can talk about his policies. If our own candidate is Mitt Romney, there won’t be a whole lot of difference between Obama’s policies and his opponents’ though... To be truthful, the major reason I would give to CONSERVATIVES to vote for Romney (if it comes to that - and I pray every day that it doesn’t) is the lawlessness/thugocracy of Obama (although the R establishment is clearly lawless as well).

So basically what I’m saying is that the thugocracy we’ve seen is the way to get both conservatives and liberals to vote against Obama, regardless of what pitiful candidate the R’s put forward in their effort to steal defeat from the jaws of victory. Because policy-wise, if Romney is our candidate, we don’t have a leg to stand on. The real issue is existential: Do we continue to exist as a free people under the rule of law? I believe we could do that under Romney but definitely not under Obama. And that is an issue that EVERY ideology (except the critical race people) should be able to comprehend and rally for.

18 posted on 04/07/2012 8:31:43 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

BD: You are a truthful treasure in keeping the facts before this forum. God bless you for that.

As a former Russian interpreter, the parallels between this massive orchestrated Obama fraud and the ‘dezinformatsiya’ campaigns of the former USSR are striking.

The quintessential irony is now that there is more coverage of the matter in the Russian press than ours. The fourth estate is Obama’s fifth column.

Keep up the good work...blessings on you and your house this Easter. He is Risen!


19 posted on 04/07/2012 8:36:45 AM PDT by esopman (Blessings on Freepers Everywhere, and Their Supremely Intelligent Designer)
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To: demkicker

Check out True the vote and their efforts to track down what happened in the Dem Caucus in 2008. They seem to have uncovered a lot of shenanigans, including some unexplained murders, which may be the reson that the main stream media is treating all this like a hot potato.

20 posted on 04/07/2012 8:39:15 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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