once in awhile, i get an email from one of my buddies that has been forwarded to them from who knows where. i inevitably delete them because they usually tend to be religious pap or right wing propaganda- neither of which appeals to me. they are sent to me in the spirit of love and sisterhood generally, so i don't respond harshly- but i sometimes do send them a note back. it isn't meant to offend- but i feel it's important sometimes to refute the outright lies and/or overt propaganda and nationalism usually at the heart of the original email. anyhoo, that's my intro- and i did alert my sweet friend that i was going to make a post out of the email- and that this person could remain anonymous :) without further ado:
catching wild pigs
yep. there are people here in america who actually see things this way. they actually cannot see that this country is in real danger- because our government has already been dismantled and is horribly broken. a country this size needs a government to regulate things. hell, the original 13 colonies saw the need- and now we are up to 52 states and a few territories. gutting the government has seen our basic necessities of life unregulated- food, water, energy, economy- with disastrous results. i don't need to rehash the stories here- even the msm has carried them. the 'free rides' that the right likes to harp about? welfare, medicaid, social security, head start, etc.... well, don't the republicans bitch when the services aren't there for their need?
it does no good to try to talk to people who actually see the country and the world in this way. they are in denial and prefer their reality to everyone else's. luckily, my friend has a good heart- and does not see the world in this way. sending me this email was food for my blog :)