TIME TO SAY NO TO POLITICAL E-MAILS!
I'm sure this sounds strange, coming from me, as I used to send out plenty of all kinds of e-mails: save the earth, save the wolves, save the polar bears, buy fair-trade coffee from Catholic monks, etc. etc...but then, this is why I now(for nearly two years) have a blog, so I can state calmly how I feel--or rant if I must.
The number of e-mails politically oriented and sent out, en masse, keeps growing. Nearly all appear to have a strident, unforgiving tenor, and/or begin by saying that this is for "everyone" to read....then it launches into numerous lies about "Obama, the Liar" Or "Obama the Terrorist". Good Lord!
Whatever happened to critical thinking, to actual intellectual discourse? I can respect almost anyone's opinion, but don't insult my intelligence by calling Obama a liar, a socialist, AND compare him to Hitler--all in one letter--and expect me to believe you think the letter you sent was "relevant"(!).
Anyone else out there, getting hit with this trash? Oh, I almost forgot--if you dare to respond(even with polite-ness), you're accused of being non-inclusive, intolerant, and unable to respect others' opinions!
I'm really feeling quite ill--which I do NOT need, given I'm trying to get well enough to get my (long-overdue) surgery for Diverticulitis, scheduled. Sigh.
Peace, kids. I mean it!