Tuesday, February 28, 2006

You've Got Propaganda!

A Pontiac, Illinois gas station is the target of one of those completely false emails that gets unthinkingly forwarded by your gullible (and usually right wing) friends. The sense of victimhood is so prevalent in conservative America that they have to make shit up just to get their daily adrenalin fix.

The gist of the email is that the “Pakistani” owner of the gas station is refusing to sell merchandise to members of the U.S. armed forces or their families. For good measure, and predictably, the email contains a good dose of anti-immigrant sentiment with a touch of racism. The vigilante ending is exciting too.

I’m not sure why partisans, who are surely convinced of the rightness of their cause, find it necessary to come up with bullshit propaganda to advance their agenda. If your world view is so correct, wouldn’t the truth be witness to this?

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