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  •  If I had a nickle for every chain-e-mail (2+ / 0-)
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    Amber6541, paz3

    I have received from various conservative friends, about Jane Fonda, or Islam, or the Clintons, or ---well you get the picture.

    Yes, this is a big deal. Sadly it does happen everyday, and it's a condition or a predisposition that is used to needlessly divide us so that we are less effective or ineffective watch-dogs of our own political process and government.

    Yet another little distraction to keep us from being a coherent whole.

    •  Well put, Green Mother. (2+ / 0-)
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      Kevskos, GreenMother
    •  In fairness (3+ / 0-)
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      MaikeH, GreenMother, SilentBrook

      I used to get a lot of similar hyperventilating easily debunked emails from my grandmother but on the democratic/liberal side. I'd usually just send the snopes link and I think eventually she took me off her mailing list. You know things like, if Bush is re-elected he'll implement a draft, stuff like that. It always drove me crazy because there were so many incredibly evil things that were going why the hell would you waste time on made-up shit?

      "Today is who you are" - my wife

      by I Lurked For Years on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 08:18:23 AM PDT

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      •  Why waste time on made up shit? (2+ / 0-)
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        I Lurked For Years, SilentBrook

        In all honesty, because it was a distraction and a polarizing tool. And it involved things that often could not be changed, even if it were true.

        It's far more convenient to be helplessly mad about things one cannot change, than it is, to do the hard work of actually implementing real reforms.

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