Thursday, January 26, 2012

Birtherism Revisited

I have previously investigated these issues, and found the conclusions drawn here to be based in fact. I am reposting this version for your perusal / data filing and for posterity's sake. 

Most interesting, and with verification links provided.
I'd say it deserves to be put into the light for questioning!

Sent by Korean War Vet, author, Degree in History.

New twist on Birth Certificate issue

It was brought to light that back in 1961 people of color were called ‘Colored’ or 'Negroes.'
So how can this 'birth certificate' state he is 'African-American' when the term wasn't even used back then?? This isn't over! This is interesting!

Here is a comment from a reader to George Ure at
Urban :

"As you all know, Donald Trump made a big deal about Obama's birth certificate.

I will tell you right now that I had never given this "birther" issue any credit. I watched the hype and the crazies come out. I completely dismissed the entire
ordeal altogether.

In fact, it was not until the White House released the birth certificate that it had gained my attention. I am the studious sort of guy, and I have plenty of time on my hands. So, I took a close look at this document.

While I would have thought that this issue would have been closed for good (and, got the crazies to crawl back into their holes), I found three extremely strange inconsistencies that merit some attention.

Firstof all, the birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama's birth as August 4, 1961. It also lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father. No big deal, right? At the time of Obama's birth, it also shows that his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama's father was born in " Kenya , East Africa ".

This wouldn't seem like anything of concern, except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole years after Obama's birth, and 27 years after his father's birth. How could Obama's father have been born in a country that did not yet exist?

Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the " British East Africa Protectorate". But, this is not the only thing that I found that just does not jive.

The second item that I looked into was the hospital that Obama was born in. On the birth certificate released by the White House, the listed place of birth is
"Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital ".
This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called "Kaui Keolani Children's Hospital" and "Kapi'olani Maternity Home", respectively.

The name did not change to Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged. How can this particular name of the
hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?

Go ahead, look it up. I am not talking crazy talk....these are the facts. Like I said, I thought that this was a non-issue until the actual certificate was released. Now that it has been released, of course I had to look into it. I have found these issues, now I know that something is up. If you doubt me, just look at the following resources:

Sure as heck, the hospital part is true, as you can read about the 1978 merger here.
Post-colonial history (from Wikipedia)

The first direct elections for Africans to the Legislative Council took place in 1957.
Despite British hopes of handing power to "moderate" African rivals, it was the Kenya African National Union (KANU) of Jomo Kenyatta that formed a government shortly before Kenya became independent on 12 December 1963, on the same day forming the first Constitution of Kenya.

The third item is when did the term African American first start? It was in the ’80’s. Prior to that the term was Black. In the early ‘60’s the term was Colored and prior to that, Negro. Thus his birth certificate should say, Black, Colored or Negro depending on what part of the country one was born in and which term was used but for sure, the term African American wasn’t used when Obama was born. See below

H/T to Birthpangs

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