Have you noticed, as we ramp up for the U.S. Presidential election the hate email propaganda starts to roll in. I have been getting so much of it (mostly from personal acquaintances) that it actually makes me very uncomfortable and has me questioning the stability and IQ of our population. I sometimes feel like telling people who are into this method of brainwashing to go watch Fox TV for their daily dose of brainwashing, instead of trying to brainwash me and the thousands of others with these emails.
Where the problem lies is that there are people who actually believe this stuff; or, they know it is not true and will continue to forward this barrage of misinformation (and hate) in an effort to discredit something that they have no idea of what they are discrediting. I even have to wonder, if our politicians, in an effort to sway a voters thinking, have funding set aside that plays a part in this, knowing that there are people out there that will believe anything, and will spread the hate for them.
Delete forward emails, such as indicated, on the spot! I have yet to truly find one that really is of any benefit. Do not become part of the hate and the lies. Email chains spread panic, insecurity, misinformation, and hate. To me it is almost like a form a terrorism to discredit our leaders, our country and the very beliefs our country was founded on. I see nothing patriotic about it.
Email chains are bandwidth hogs that lessen the effectiveness of email as a communication medium. As a matter of fact, we are destroying the credibility and security of our email systems because we are creating an environment of propaganda where we do not know what is true and what is not true. I can tell you this much, if you rely on forward emails as your information source, especially those with a political agenda, then you are truly lessening your credibility as a person in the know.
Keep in mind every time you forward that email, your email address is added to the other hundreds (and thousands) of email addresses that have already been harvested. In essence you are profiling yourself by giving away information about yourself that could circulate worldwide and come back to haunt you. Chain emails feed on a persons psychic to the point that, in good conscience, a person feels they need to forward it on! Get in the habit of deleting these emails and believe me you will be much happier.
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