Finito la Commedia


People who make me want to secede from the Union – part I

Step One: Eliminate the Homegrown Freedom-Haters First

Here is an e-mail recently brought to my attention by a friend whose aunt had urgently—and approvingly—forwarded it to her. I should explain that although my friend is one of the most extraordinarily wonderful people I have ever known, her family is, well, not.

For example, my friend’s grandmother once told her that she should not be friends anymore with a girl from the grandmother’s small town in Kansas because she’d had a “polka dot baby.” [!]

In any case, my friend was absolutely horrified by this further example of her extended family’s hard-core, bigoted ignorance and passed this along with a shocked and angry note, including counter-argument. (This just goes to show that a strong person can overcome even the most pathetically weak, spineless, evil-minded relatives.)

Read the e-mail below for your illumination about what the civilized world is up against. If you would like to protest this type of hate-mongering by buying the EID stamp, please click on the picture of the stamp for a link to the U.S. Postal Service Web site.

CHRISTMAS STAMP

How ironic is this? They don’t even believe in Christ and they’re getting their own Christmas stamp, but don’t dream of posting the ten commandments on federal property? 

USPS New Stamp

This one is impossible to believe. Scroll down for the text.

If there is only one thing you forward today…..let it be this!
Click the stamp to buy it now from the US postal service

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of PanAm Flight 103

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the military barracks in Saudi Arabia

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American Embassies in Africa

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE

REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on 9/11/2001

REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks

Now the United States Postal Service REMEMBERS and HONORS the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a commemorative first class holiday postage stamp.

REMEMBER to adamantly and vocally BOYCOTT this stamp when purchasing your stamps at the post office. To use this stamp would be a slap in the face to all those AMERICANS and others who died at the hands of those whom this stamp honors.

Pass this along to every AMERICAN you know 

Hmmm. Despite my friend’s truly incredible ability to remain good, loving, and untouched by the ignorant, hate-mongering people who, in part, raised her, people as disgusting as this frequently make me wonder if there can be any common ground anymore. How can we have a unified nation when we clearly have no common values?

Ok. Maybe that’s overstating the case. Obviously, I agree with the author of this e-mail and my friend’s aunt that terrorist attacks are evil. Another point of presumed agreement: the e-mail’s author did say “Americans and others” were killed in the World Trade Center.

Need I point out that some of those—even some of the Americans—were Muslims? And I only point out in case you missed it: this would not be a Christmas stamp.

However, it is so clear to me that one can only justify killing thousands of people by lumping every individual into a giant, homogenous group. After all, if one were to truly comprehend that people are individuals and not simply a mass of gibbering foreign evil, one would have to admit that there is no greater chance that any particular foreign person is “evil” than any particular person from one’s own group.

Unfortunately, we cannot close our eyes to the fact that this very same evil stalks the cities, towns, and countryside of the United States.

Let me point out that yes, civilized people know that terrorists are no more representative of Muslims as a whole than the author of this e-mail is of Christians. In fact, terrorists are probably less so, because this e-mail doesn’t even represent the most extreme Christians who daily hang around being treated with the utmost respect in the United States.

As we say in Minnesota: “They’re out there!”

Go Blue State Sesesh!

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