Martha Trowbridge of The Terrible Truth Blog is looking over her shoulders. She is convinced a Secret Society of Obots exists which engages in all kinds of nefarious business across the intertubz. Here are a few lines from her latest Internet Article:
Truth, Obliterated: The “Obama Conspiracy Theory” Psychological Assault Weapon
America, if you’ve felt assaulted every time you seek the Truth about the personal history of “Barack Obama II”, you haven’t been over-reacting.
You have been assaulted.
Assaulted by the greatest Psychological Assault Weapon ever levied against Americans.
The “Obama Conspiracy Theory” Psychological Assault Weapon.
To personally demolish you – thereby dis-engaging you from discourse about Obama’s personal history – so that whatever “Obama” Truth you’re on to, gets obliterated!
The “Obama Conspiracy Theory” Psychological Assault Weapon [OCTPAW] was designed by The Obama Campaign to utterly destroy those who question the “Official Obama Narrative”. Since its initial deployment in 2007, this weapon of words has been extremely effective – with ridicule, mocking, shaming, scolding, lying, accusation, word-twisting, confusion creation, threatening and intimidation embedded in its warhead.
It’s precision-designed to knock us, full force, back on our heels.
Here is the link to the full Internet Article, which is worth a read, out of morbid curiosity, if nothing else:
First, let me say that I agree that it would be very possible to orchestrate Internet response teams using sock puppets. And, I am sure some Companies are already doing it for marketing and damage control purposes. You don’t have to imagine that some Birthers might actually be Obots punking the Birthers. The Fogbow Obots admit to such, and laugh themselves silly about it. I don’t blame them.
There are probably other groups doing the same thing. I was once asked on the old Gretawire Forum, if I was secretly a CABAL Obot whatever that is, and warned about some undercover Birthers pretending to be Obots. Something like that, but I could never figure out what they were talking about and they erased their message really quick. So who knows???
But there is a more simple explanation why the Obots might appear more focused and consistent.
One, there are a lot less Obot/anti-Birther websites and they are information friendly. There are two primary Obot websites: Obama Conspiracy Theories and The Fogbow. Obots and anti-Birthers, like me, who have their own blogs post links to articles there or are included on the blogroll. The Obots only have to check one of those two sites and they can stay fairly current on most major issues. Reference to 3 or 4 more blogs provides the remaining coverage of the news, even down to the micro level of providing individual Birther comments on selected threads across the web. Information is shared and discussed by all, and through this process, bad information is sifted out and the more correct facts and legal interpretations rise to the top.
Birthers, on the other hand, are spread out among a dozen or more main websites and hundreds of blogs. In addition, new Birther blogs and websites are coming online almost daily, often recycling discredited legal theories or dis-proven facts. But there is no mechanism, or even desire, among the Birthers to weed out admittedly bad or false information. In fact, Birthers actively discourage discussion and disagreement. Obots and anti-Birthers are usually not permitted to post at Birther websites, so bad information there has an infinite shelf life. Birthers live in their own insular world. It is an echo chamber.
Two, there is no consistent agreement among the Birthers on why they are Birthers in the first place. There are two citizen-parent Birthers, phony Birth Certificate Birthers, British Citizen Birthers, and 14th Amendment Sovereign Citizen Birthers. That list is far from complete. Obots and Anti-Birthers do not suffer from all these internal inconsistencies and confusion. That is why the Obot/anti-Birther response to the Birther mis-interpretation of Minor v. Happersett remains consistent across all their websites and in discussion threads and forums. No one had to program the response. It is the logical result of having a good working knowledge of the applicable facts and law.
So if Trowbridge is looking for a sinister mastermind to explain the superior Obot organizational skills, it does not require a George Soros or “Uncle Fred” Newman. First, do the arithmetic. Next, look at the Birther internal confusion. Also look at the Birther paranoia and the tendency to stifle free and open discussions. Birthers just don’t know their stuff and are not willing to learn. Those are the root causes that lead Trowbridge to feel overwhelmed by the Obot and anti-Birther response.
Trowbridge also slams the Obot’s for ridicule, mocking, shaming, scolding, lying, accusation, word-twisting, confusion creation, threatening and intimidation.
Those are not Psychological Assault Weapons. They are just the natural results of Birthers believing really stupid things right out in public. It happens to most people who believe really stupid things. Which do you think Moon Landing Deniers get thrown at them more often, bouquets of roses, or cat calls and rotten veggies??? With all due respect, if a person is stupid enough to admit believing The Law of Nations referred to in the U.S. Constitution is Emerich de Vattel’s book, then they ought to be shamed, scolded, and ridiculed.
If a person thinks that the 99.9999% of the Conservative lawyers and judges in the country who don’t have eligibility concerns are in on a conspiracy, or that there is something screwy with every single judge who tosses their silliness out of court, or that French law is the source of Americans law. . . then that person should expect to get bushel baskets of ridicule emptied out on them. If a person invents and spreads a Bari Shabazz story with NO EVIDENCE, then that person should be prepared to be shamed and scolded. They deserve it.
Additionally, pointing out mistakes to stupid people is not confusion creation — it is confusion destruction. People should get smarter, not dumber when mistakes are corrected. The same is true of the other canards. In fact, from my experiences, it is the Birthers who lie, accuse, twist words, threaten and intimidate. How else does Minor v. Happersett become a magical precedent without word-twisting and lying by Leo Donofrio, Esq. and Mario Apuzzo, Esq.??? How else does not necessary to resolve these doubts get contorted by Birthers into “YIPPEE, they resolved the doubts in our favor!!!” ??? You gotta twist them words real hard to make ’em say that.
You want threatening and intimidation??? Check out Orly Taitz’s reactions to any judge who rules against her, like Malihi’s Origin is Iranian??? Or, read the Internet Article here about Joseph Farah, which lists the name calling and slurs found in just one of his writings:
Plus, Trowbridge obviously does not know her Obots very well. Dr. Conspiracy is pretty laid back. He does his blog and covers the issues and provides an organized resource. If any of the Obots are organized to accomplish what is alleged, it is more likely the Fogbow Obots. You can just tell by reading the two websites which group is more combative. But the FogBow Obots would not hide. Nope, they would do it, tell you they did it right to your face, and then laugh at you. Which tells me that Trowbridge didn’t do her homework before writing the Internet Article or it would have been called FOGPAW.
And that full force which knocks the hapless Birther back on his heels??? That would be The Brick Wall of REALITY. If someone persists in running head long into it, yeah, I bet they are going to stagger back some. Maybe Trowbridge should take her own advice. Get off the Internet and start doing things with her family and friends. Go to that bar-b-que and just enjoy the food and fellowship. Forget this stupid Birther nonsense. Because if she doesn’t, and she keeps up the delusional ranting, she will probably find her friends and family forgetting to invite her. If they haven’t already.
Note 1. Cryptobirfology. A new branch of science dedicated to the search for Birther facts and legal conclusions whose existence has not been proven. It is based on Cryptozoology, about which Wiki says:
Cryptozoology (from Greek κρυπτός, kryptos, “hidden” + zoology; literally, “study of hidden animals”) refers to the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. This includes looking for living examples of animals that are considered extinct, such as dinosaurs; animals whose existence lacks physical evidence but which appear in myths, legends, or are reported, such as Bigfoot and Chupacabra; and wild animals dramatically outside their normal geographic ranges, such as phantom cats or “ABCs” (an initialism commonly used by cryptozoologists that stands for Alien Big Cats).
It is possible that Puff, the OctPaw above, is a mutant Alien Big Cat.
Note 2. The Image. This fascinating piece is called Octupus Kitty, by aeryael and may be found here: