4 August 20094 August 2009 Main Posts the derangement continues Jeff Sparrow The birthers — that weird rightwing subculture mobilising around a conviction that Barack Obama is not a real Murcan but was instead hatched from an egg in Islamofascistan — have been atwitter about a Kenyan birth certificate unearthed by World Net Daily (the conservative site that employs Chuck Norris as a political commentator). Naturally, it’s a transparent hoax; naturally, the birthers don’t care. As you watch this train wreck interview with birther intellectual Orly Taitz, remember that an astonishing 58 per cent of Republicans are not sure or doubt whether Obama was actually born in America. Got madness, much? Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 24 February 202317 March 2023 Main Posts Final Results of the 2022 Judith Wright Poetry Prize Editorial Team Overland, the judges and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation are thrilled to announce the final results of the 2022 Judith Wright Poetry Prize. First published in Overland Issue 228 24 February 202317 March 2023 Main Posts Final Results of the 2022 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize Editorial Team Overland, the judges and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation are thrilled to announce the final results of the 2022 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize.