From a chain-spam I just received.
This picture, captioned as such:
Oh, is that why we were over there this week? I guess next week we’ll go back to “fostering a vibrant democracy that will spread freedom throughout the Middle East.” Some people might say we actually went over there looking for a certain three-letter acronym but those people would be insane, seditious and hateful of the troops.
The letter closes:
If you support your troops, send this to 7 people.
If you don’t support your troops well, then don’t send this out. You won’t die in 7 days, your love life won’t be affected, and you won’t have the worst day ever. You don’t have to email this. It’s not like you know the men and women that are dying to preserve your rights.
Ah, nothing like a good ol’ binary choice. Either you spam 7 inboxes with this pro-war propaganda or you don’t support the troops and have no appreciation for “the men and women that are dying to preserve your rights.” Right to what, exactly? To send snide politically-charged spam that reads as a last desperate attempt to prop up the decaying husk of the pro-war narrative? To cheerlead yourself for having the moral certainty and philosophical bravery to continue thinking things you find comforting in spite of all available evidence? To use the cherished troops as a bludgeon to try and win a political argument?
Because if someone can actually explain how our little Iraqi and Afghani misadventures are making us more free then I don’t have to bother thinking up an impressive-sounding thing that I’d do in response because we all know that isn’t going to happen.