Every morning, while I’m gulping my coffee and sorting through the stacks of papers on my desk I read my emails with one eye. There’s the usual assortment: God loves you and sent you this sparkly angel, why men are dumb, why blondes are dumb, super-incredible-amazing photographs, water bottles give you cancer, cell phones melt your brain cells, pass this to 15 people and you’ll see something so cool. Sometimes they make me chuckle or cringe and every once in a while they actually give my caffeine-addled brain something to ponder. I’m sure that there are more emails than I actually get. I don’t get the racial jokes or diatribes because that’s what it means to live in Post-Racial America; they make sure you don’t see it and you pretend they don’t think it. This was in my inbox this morning:
Judge for yourself.This is not original with me but it is scary..We may face some tough times ahead... Think long and hard before you vote..... I have felt for sometime now that Obama is the one person that 'Frightens Me'. I believe the Bible has warned us that 'A man will come from the East that will be charismatic in nature and have proposed solutions for all our problems and his rhetoric will attract many supporters!' When will our Nation quit turning its back on God and understand that this man is 'A Muslim'....First, Last and always....and we are AT WAR with the Muslim Nation, whether our bleeding-heart, secular, Liberal friends believe it or not. This man fits every description f rom the Bible of the 'Anti-Christ'! I'm glad to know that there are others that are frightened by this man! Semper Fid elis, Chuck 'Saepius Exertus, Semper Fidelis, FraterInfinitas' 'Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever' - United States Marines - Who is Barack Obama? Very interesting and something that should be considered in your choice. If you do not ever forward anything else, please forward this to all your contacts...this is very scary to think of what lies ahead of us here in our own United States...better heed this and pray about it and share it. snopes.com ' confirms this is factual. Check for yourself. Who is Barack Obama? Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obam a was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black MUSLIM from Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya and Ann Dunham, a whit e ATHEIST from Wichita , Kansas. Obama's parents met at the University of Hawaii . When Obama was two years old, his parents divorced. His father returned to Kenya . His mother then married Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL Muslim from Indonesia . When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocate to Indonesia . Obama attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta . He also spent two years in a Catholic school. Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim. He is quick to point out that, 'He was once a Muslim, but that he also attended Catholic school.' Obama's political handlers are attempting to make it appear that that he is not a radical. Obama's introduction to Islam came via his father, and that this influence was temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama returned to Kenya soon after the divorce, and never again had any direct influence over his son's education. Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, introduced his stepson to Islam. Obama was enrolled in a Wahabi school in Jakarta . Wahabism is the RADICAL teaching that is followed by the Muslim terrorists who are now waging Jihad against the western world. Since it is politically expedient to be a CHRISTIAN when seeking major public office in the United States , Barack Hussein Obama has joined t he United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim background. ALSO, keep in mind that when he was sworn into office he DID NOT use the Holy Bible, but instead the Koran. Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegiance nor will he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their hands over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches. Do you want someone like this as your PRESIDENT? Let us all remain alert concerning Obama's expected presidential candidacy. The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the US from the inside out, what better way to start than at the highest level - through the President of the United States , one of their own! Please forward to everyone you know. Would you want this man leading our country?...... NOT ME!!!
He had sent it out to about ten people. I sent my reply to all of them, him and the person who had sent it to him (all coworkers). "Usually I'll pass on emails from you guys - you know we always end up sending them around and around the office. It's fun and sometimes you can even learn something new. This is not one of those times. This email is full of outright lies and slander. If you are interested in the truth about Barack Obama or his candidacy I'd be happy to share information with you. I'm not one to preach to people, especially at work, as you know - so I will just leave the door open." My reply feels completely inadequate to me. It feels like a betrayal of the work I have been doing for months to get this man that I believe in and admire elected President. I wanted to scream at them and I wanted to cry because it pains me that they could not see the racism and fear mongering that is so blatant to my eyes. I sit here no knowing that my reply would pass any inspection by any manager here who cared to read it. I sit here remembering how a voter in WV was asked on Good Morning America this morning if she would ever vote for Barack and how she said she could never vote for a Muslim.
I laughed then. I’m not laughing now.