I get a lot of email. Most of it is bullshit from Republican relatives and associates that either want to tweak me or think they can change my way of thinking.
The strange thing though is that over the last year the emails have all started to have something in common, no matter who they were coming from. Nearly every single one says, in some way or another, don’t bother replying to this if you do not agree.
See, its OK for them to send me things that I don’t agree with, but not OK for me to do the same in turn. I’m being told in advance they wont bother reading my reply anyway. Nice of them to keep the debate open, isn’t it?
The other trick is to throw in something like “Of course the bleeding heart liberals/traitors/terrorist-sympathizers will not be able to avoid typing an angry response to this” in a way to keep me from replying because somehow they magically brand me in advance.
So I looked through the last three months of email I got from just one relative of mine and made a collage. It was just like going back into grade school… depressing and full of ridicule. Most of the images used in the collage are of the ‘do not bother replying’ variety, but I threw in a few other items from some mails just to give it the right flavor.
Click on the image for a full sized version. Enjoy.