Well, the Alabama Birthers have a new plan to conquer Planet Earth. Here are some excerpts from Salon:
There are the birthers who don’t believe the president was born in the United States. And then there are birthers who think that maybe the president’s father was actually Frank Marshall Davis, the labor activist.
The theory, which departs from that of the more traditional “Obama-is-a-Kenyan” birthers, goes something like this: Obama’s grandfather was an undercover CIA agent who convinced Barack Obama Sr. to marry Obama’s mother to cover up the fact that she was pregnant with then-55-year-old Davis’ baby.
Yesterday, the chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, Bill Armistead, reportedly dipped his toe into the latter category, telling a Republican women’s group that a film that purveys that theory is “absolutely terrifying.” The report came from Mobile Press-Register political editor George Talbot, who attended the event.
The film referred to above is Joel Gilbert’s Dreams from My Real Father. Here is what Gilbert says about it:
In Dreams from My Real Father, Barack Obama is portrayed by a voiceover actor who chronicles Barack Obama’s life journey in socialism, from birth through his election to the Presidency. The film begins by presenting the case that Barack Obama’s real father was Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA propagandist who likely shaped Obama’s world view during his formative years. Barack Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. Was the goat herding Kenyan father only a fairy tale to obscure a Marxist agenda, irreconcilable with American values?
This fascinating narrative is based in part on 2 years of research, interviews, newly unearthed footage and photos, and the writings of Davis and Obama himself. Dreams from My Real Father weaves together the proven facts with reasoned logic in an attempt to fill-in the obvious gaps in Obama’s history.
In other words, Gilbert pulled it out of his a$$. You can read about it here, if you want to:
Gilbert ought to be ashamed of himself smearing dead people who can’t fight back, and ashamed of himself for lying like a damn dirty dog, but he isn’t. He is getting too much attention. His production is a slick and polished bunch of crap, but the Alabama Birther Boys are eating it up like turnip greens and ham hocks at a Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Pot Luck Supper.
It sure don’t take much to fool people nowadays.
Note 1. The Image. This is from the classic 1959 Ed Wood film, Plan 9 Fron Outer Space. Wiki says:
Plan 9 from Outer Space (originally titled Grave Robbers from Outer Space) is a 1956 American science fiction film written and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. which premiered in 1957 and was released in 1959. The film features Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson and Maila “Vampira” Nurmi. The film bills Bela Lugosi posthumously as a star, although silent footage of the actor had been shot by Wood for other, unfinished projects just before Lugosi’s death in 1956.
The plot of the film involves extraterrestrial beings who are seeking to stop humans from creating a doomsday weapon that would destroy the universe. In the course of doing so, the aliens implement “Plan 9″, a scheme to resurrect Earth’s dead as what modern audiences would consider zombies (called “ghouls” in the film itself) to get the planet’s attention, causing chaos.
For years the film played on television in relative obscurity, until 1980, when authors Michael Medved and Harry Medved dubbed Plan 9 from Outer Space the “worst movie ever made”. Wood was posthumously awarded the Medveds’ Golden Turkey Award as the worst director ever.
There is a good article at Wiki:
The Easter Egg is from this wonderful piece of dialogue: