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Azura
10-16-2009, 10:51 PM
Okay, so I got this e-mail from my aunt, the one I've been bitching about lately. She'd been sending me stuff about how Obama is going to turn the country into a modern version of "1984" and how Marxist he is. I replied by saying "Well, at least he isn't Fascist or Hitler this week." I got this as a response:

You got to be kidding, right. Katie, fascism and marxism are in the same bed and Bush and Obama serve the same masters. Did you even bother watching the video? I don't care if you don't like Beck, but everyone surrounding Obama are Marxists. Hitler was on the same page as Karl Marx. What kind of world do you want your son to live in, a free society or a marxist nightmare. Read a book on the millions upon millions who were slaughtered by Marxist, Fascist regimes. Obama is NOT the saviour who has come to liberate the oppressed but he will bring more oppression. The same lies that Lenin and Stalin told the Russians who cried out against the czars tyranney aer the very same Obama and his ilk have told those who hated Bush. It is just more of the same tyranney. While growing up did you read any books on our Founders vision for freedom? We used to be a Consitutional Republic, well its still on the documents but along the way BOTH Democrats and Reupublicans have sold us down the river. So are you ready to relinquish what freedoms we as a nation have left so that the marxist utopia(hell) comes into fruition. They have been patiently implementing this one subtle and not so subtle step at a time. When your son is taken from you to be indoctrinated in the schools of "tolerance", when he is told to serve in the Mandatory Volunteer Corps and "report" on seditious activity, will you march right along with him? You might think I am extremist but if you did a little research you may find it alarming that these plans are being implemented. Ready for the govt.. to ban your gardens, to cut off energy, to shut down the internet, confiscate your hunting rifles, force vaccinations, and if you refuse, they will whisk you and your family to a designated "Quarantine Zone" and hold you indefintiely. Oh, how about Sharia Law superceding the Consitution, where you, a woman if raped will have to have 3 male witnesses actually see the penetration, and if not you are guilty of adultery and sentenced to death. The UN is about to supercede our soverienty, which means international law trumps our laws. So, say goodbye to any vestige of freedom and your parental rights. take the time to really think about your son's future. I do not usually send you e-mails because I know you are not interested but I thought maybe this would open your eyes a little. Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Marx, Che, Castro, Chavez are no different, and everyone who surrounds Obama are no different than these men. You think that Bush was evil, you ain't seen evil yet. Give it a few years if we even make it that far. I really beg you to start doing some research on the agenda Obama has for this nation. Go read the book "1984", its in your local library. This is what we will be living like very soon. When you hold your baby boy think about what kind of world you would want him to live in. Is it the world Obama has or is it the world that our forefathers envisioned. Do you want the government controlling all aspects of your existence because that is the direction we are heading in. I care enough about you to have sent this. I think of you often and truly hope you have found happiness and are content with your life. Think about the things I have said......

So... I don't even know what to say. There's so much rabies-foam in this that I don't know where to begin. When you put aside the fact that she obviously doesn't know the difference between Marxism and fascism, that she loves "1984" but must not realize a socialist wrote it, and she actually listens to Glenn Beck, I don't know what else to say other than "Well, move somewhere else." or "You're a dumb bitch, stop e-mailing me." Seriously, I'm too mad to think right now, and I'm pretty sure after reading it I've become dumber... You ladies are more rational and smarter than me. What do I say?

Kathryn Blakeley
10-16-2009, 11:25 PM
You're a dumb bitch, stop e-mailing me. I like this one.

Can I whack her over the head with a history book? Or a poli-sci book? Or any book? How about a clue by four?

LdyJhawk
10-16-2009, 11:26 PM
Oh! So she knows my dad...

Thistle
10-16-2009, 11:32 PM
Give her a copy of "It Can't Happen Here". While she's reading it, block her emails.

In fact, block her emails for the next 3 years. But save that one, and in 3 years highlight the parts that haven't happened, and mail her a copy.

Ysobelle
10-17-2009, 01:13 AM
Tell her if you want conversation like that, you'll head to the nearest dairy farm.

Phoenix McHeit
10-17-2009, 09:09 AM
"Yeah, Auntie dear - Chicken Little thought the sky really was falling, too... and we know how that turned out. When you're through panicking at shadows, let me know. Until then, stop emailing me. Oh, and kindly leave my son out of this."

daBaroness
10-17-2009, 01:15 PM
Delete the email. Don't reply. Don't read any futher emails from her. If she continues to push, simply tell her that it's obvious you don't hold the same beliefs and for the sake of family unity or you sanity or whatever - you will no longer discuss politics or religion with her. Period. Telling to to piss off, while probably justified, will do nothing to make the situation better.

Why does it matter to you what she thinks? Why does it matter to her what you think? I'm close to my aunt, but we don't discuss politics or religion as a general rule. For that matter, my mother and I have pretty opposite political views - so we just agree to disagree and don't talk about it.

Perhaps your aunt just wants to pick a fight so she can feel right about something. Don't allow yourself to be the one she fights with. Merely tell her you love her, you understand she and you don't agree on some things and for that reason, you'll not discuss it anymore. If she chooses to, ignore her and move on. Unless she's paying your rent, don't let her rent space in your head. If that means you don't have contact with her - so be it. It's not worth being upset over.

BronxGirl
10-17-2009, 02:53 PM
Oh! So she knows my dad...

or my whole family. It's stuff like this bs that makes me glad that they are all dead to me.

Molly The Pirate
10-17-2009, 04:11 PM
omg, this is slightly disturbing. why does everyone think obama is the devil? seriously? i DONT follow politics (although i know i should, it is confusing, and i cant wrap my head around most of it) i havent really seen any bad from him so far. is it because he's part black or something? geeze. people kill me. i think you just need to block this womans emails. and if you really need to reply one last time, please tell her to keep your son off her lips coz that is none of her business. if you dont believe everything she does, its fine. its your life and she's nuts. :) how did the two of you start this conversation anyway? most of the conversations i have with my aunt are about church and just stuff. and we are VERY close. lol... good luck !! :)

Redbird Annie Cardinal
10-17-2009, 07:38 PM
Before I read daBaroness' response, my first thought was "hit the delete button every time she sends you something."

Why bother reading something that gets you upset? And if she gets upset by you doing that, it shouldn't bother you, since she clearly doesn't care if she gets you upset.

If you asked her what her opinion was, then I think you should read her response. But if she just sends you these rants, you are under no obligation to answer or even read them.

Peaches O Malley
10-17-2009, 09:36 PM
I like this one.

Can I whack her over the head with a history book? Or a poli-sci book? Or any book? How about a clue by four?

::clappin: Nuff said.

Annabella St. Clair
10-17-2009, 10:42 PM
There is no way you can respond to that without just giving her more fodder to attack you on. I am not up on politics right now but I am pretty sure she sounds like an extremist and is bordering on paranoia. Take away gardens? What? Save the email somewhere and just ignore the rest of hers that come to you. My aunt, I love her, is ignorant. She has a good heart but lacks education. She caused me to be harassed at my old job where she worked too because she didn't understand something I said about evolution and I was told by women like your aunt that I had killed Jesus and I was going to burn in hell.

Just go on with your life and take care of your little man. It seems as some people age, they get weird like that. My mom thinks everyone has life threatening diseases. She won't admit that I take anxiety meds because of my family and her and not because I have diabetes, which I don't have.Maybe when I get older I'll get that way, though I doubt it.

shyanwench
10-17-2009, 11:07 PM
Oh dear.... "I didn't know your aunt was working in the Glenn Beck advertising department!

Me.... I'm more vindictive that just deleting... ya know... we gotta get some kind of mileage out of all that bs. When I get crap like that, I highlight it, change the color, and the font.... then I sent it back to the person who sent it to me... only I put an official warning it on , You have been reported as a hostitle citizen to Homeland Security. Let it scare the bezzeegggesss out of them.... *rotfl**rotfl**rotfl**rotfl*

Sometimes paranoid people can make it work for themselves. ::freakyf:

Kat Sparrow
10-18-2009, 02:07 AM
Okay, so I got this e-mail from my aunt, the one I've been bitching about lately. She'd been sending me stuff about how Obama is going to turn the country into a modern version of "1984" and how Marxist he is. I replied by saying "Well, at least he isn't Fascist or Hitler this week." I got this as a response:

You got to be kidding, right. Katie, fascism and marxism are in the same bed and Bush and Obama serve the same masters. Did you even bother watching the video? I don't care if you don't like Beck, but everyone surrounding Obama are Marxists. Hitler was on the same page as Karl Marx. What kind of world do you want your son to live in, a free society or a marxist nightmare. Read a book on the millions upon millions who were slaughtered by Marxist, Fascist regimes. Obama is NOT the saviour who has come to liberate the oppressed but he will bring more oppression. The same lies that Lenin and Stalin told the Russians who cried out against the czars tyranney aer the very same Obama and his ilk have told those who hated Bush. It is just more of the same tyranney. While growing up did you read any books on our Founders vision for freedom? We used to be a Consitutional Republic, well its still on the documents but along the way BOTH Democrats and Reupublicans have sold us down the river. So are you ready to relinquish what freedoms we as a nation have left so that the marxist utopia(hell) comes into fruition. They have been patiently implementing this one subtle and not so subtle step at a time. When your son is taken from you to be indoctrinated in the schools of "tolerance", when he is told to serve in the Mandatory Volunteer Corps and "report" on seditious activity, will you march right along with him? You might think I am extremist but if you did a little research you may find it alarming that these plans are being implemented. Ready for the govt.. to ban your gardens, to cut off energy, to shut down the internet, confiscate your hunting rifles, force vaccinations, and if you refuse, they will whisk you and your family to a designated "Quarantine Zone" and hold you indefintiely. Oh, how about Sharia Law superceding the Consitution, where you, a woman if raped will have to have 3 male witnesses actually see the penetration, and if not you are guilty of adultery and sentenced to death. The UN is about to supercede our soverienty, which means international law trumps our laws. So, say goodbye to any vestige of freedom and your parental rights. take the time to really think about your son's future. I do not usually send you e-mails because I know you are not interested but I thought maybe this would open your eyes a little. Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Marx, Che, Castro, Chavez are no different, and everyone who surrounds Obama are no different than these men. You think that Bush was evil, you ain't seen evil yet. Give it a few years if we even make it that far. I really beg you to start doing some research on the agenda Obama has for this nation. Go read the book "1984", its in your local library. This is what we will be living like very soon. When you hold your baby boy think about what kind of world you would want him to live in. Is it the world Obama has or is it the world that our forefathers envisioned. Do you want the government controlling all aspects of your existence because that is the direction we are heading in. I care enough about you to have sent this. I think of you often and truly hope you have found happiness and are content with your life. Think about the things I have said......

So... I don't even know what to say. There's so much rabies-foam in this that I don't know where to begin. When you put aside the fact that she obviously doesn't know the difference between Marxism and fascism, that she loves "1984" but must not realize a socialist wrote it, and she actually listens to Glenn Beck, I don't know what else to say other than "Well, move somewhere else." or "You're a dumb bitch, stop e-mailing me." Seriously, I'm too mad to think right now, and I'm pretty sure after reading it I've become dumber... You ladies are more rational and smarter than me. What do I say?

In reference to the author of this e-mail - Well, sounds like someone caught the last train to crazytown...::freakyf:

All I can say to you is stick to your guns and don't let her poison you or your son with her closed-mindedness and paranoia, and on that note...HOW DARE SHE bring someone elses child into it! Shame on her! As my mother used to say, "Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and you are entitled to think their opinion is complete crap." :-D

Taffy Saltwater
10-18-2009, 06:30 PM
Your crazy old aunt must be related to my crazy old uncle. But his mean spiritedness takes the form of "jokes". I finally wrote back: I LIKE OBAMA. PLEASE stop forwarding attachment.

Haven't heard from him in six weeks.

Selena
10-18-2009, 11:45 PM
Just delete it.
It's easier that way cos it's family.

They don't want to hear your thoughts or opinions. Why? Because they don't care about your thoughts and opinions. They've already made up their minds and you can't change them.

And unless you wish to cause family rifts by speaking out, just delete the email. Pick and choose your battles.

Mylilpinkpig
10-19-2009, 10:57 AM
I have gotten similar emails from family members. My reply: "obviously, we have different views on the matter. I respect your right to your beliefs. Please respect mine. Let's agree to disagree and not discuss the matter anymore."