The blinding hatred of politics never ceases to amaze me. I generally avoid talking about politics because I usually get both sides mad at me and nothing constructive comes of it. This time I will make an exception. Since Pres. Obama’s election I have seen an endless torrent of forwarded emails blaming the new president for everything; from his inherited economic problems to global warming itself. The latest one states that he has ordered the post office to issue an offensive Arabic language postage stamp and includes such a stamp design taken from the zazzle.com site. This is a site as I understand it, where a private person can have personalized postage stamps printed up with their own pictures or designs for an additional fee. The US Post Office has also issued an Arabic language holiday stamp in several different denominations for many years now. As a matter of fact the first such designs on stamps were issued as far back as 2001 which was many years before Pres. Obama took up residence in the White House. Don’t believe me? Check this out: ( http://www.snopes.com/politics/stamps/eidstamp.asp ) Not being a stamp collector I may have just had an old new idea but I think now would be a good time for a series of postage stamps honoring the innocent victims of 911. Let us make the stamps bi-lingual and use both English and Arabic on every stamp. If you like this idea please pass it on, you need not even give me credit for it.
My main reason for airing this is to call attention to all the BS being passed around the internet. The anti Target Stores is another example of the lies that never die on the net. I also included the snopes.com link in the hope that readers would go there to check things out before forwarding them. If as a country we let ourselves become so gullible that we believe these lies and attack innocent people and corporations we will have lost our ability to recognize our true enemies and defend ourselves properly. At that point we are doomed.