A friend, who is not a conservative, told me that he had been placed by an acquaintance on the distribution list for conservative chain emails. After he described a few of the emails, I said that I was curious and asked him to forward them to me. Many are overtly political, frequently with factual mistakes that a reasonably educated ninth grader would notice. Some are humorous, but even with these the urge to politicize often can’t be resisted, and a conservative slant is appended.
The friend recently forwarded this chain email:
Subject: BORN between 1925-1955
The best years to be born in the history of Earth & we got to experience it all. Thank God for all the times, the adventures, wars won, technology developed. Generations after future generations will never experience what we did. What generations we turned out to be.
| NO MATTER WHAT OUR KIDS AND THE NEW GENERATION THINK ABOUT US
WE ARE AWESOME !!!
Our Lives are LIVING PROOF !!!
If you don’t read anything else, Please read what he said.
Then, after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
Only to find out that we forgot about brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to Solve the problem.
Little League had
How to deal with it all.
to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids
before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms
tearing up the country
from one end to another, and with
the threat of bird flu and terrorist
attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?”
For those who
I read a lot of this with a smile, for I was born in that lauded time. I rode my bike without a helmet and didn’t have to show up at home until the evening meal. But I also knew that a lot was left out of the halcyon description. I read the email again and noticed it said: “To all the kids who survived the 1930s, 40s, and 50s!!” Of course, it could not address those who were dead, but that salutation got me thinking about the childhood deaths and diseases of those born between 1925 and 1955.
(continued June 19)
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I got this email from a friend and didn’t think much about it. I had no idea it was considered a conservative email. As you said, I could identify with parts of it, but it seemed endless. Besides that, experience has taught me that these emails always end with a request/command to send them along. If I don’t, implies the email, I must be, in some way, morally deficient. So, I push delete and move on. Regarding this email, I, unlike you, didn’t consider the thousands of people whose life was not so idyllic. Amelia’s Dad often reminds me to look beyond myself. Thanks for the reminder!