At least once a day I get an email decrying the ills of America, the President, Congress, big corporations, billionaire liberals, Democrats, Republicans, Terrorists, Muslims, Christians, Catholics, Atheists, Jews TV, Joel Osteen, Madelyn Murray O’hare, and more.
Kids playing hookie from school, I believe, write most of them. They don’t include facts, and never attribution or sources for their rantings. Just wild accusations and unsubstantiated claims.
Here’s a small tidbit of an email I received today:
“Over the past several years the government has provided direct cash aid to Hamas, $351 million; Libya $1.45 billion; Russia $380 million; Pakistan $2 billion . . .and they still hate us”
Three things bother me about these emails: First, the people who read them and pass them on actually believe them. Second, they play the guilt card and tell me I’m un-American and unpatriotic if I don’t forward the junk to all the people on my mailing list. And third, they send that junk to me.
So I’m declaring a moratorium on ALL such emails. When I see one I’ll spam it in a New York minute. I won’t read one, and I certainly will never pass one along to any of my readers. Will you join me in this honorable cause. But DO NOT PASS THIS ON TO ANOTHER LIVING SOUL!