The Old Lady says I should trademark or copyright that phrase. Would that I could. I came up with the phrase "Government-Hating Circle-Jerk Echo Chamber" after receiving numerous e-mails from a relative. E-mails that were either Far-Right in nature or extremely racist Anti-Obama ones. I have known for years that there are groups of individuals that send e-mails around to lists of people in their e-mail contacts.(Having been inflicted to e-mails by more than one individual.) It was just recently that I thought of these groups as an electronic 'Circle-Jerk'. The other two parts of the phrase are self-explanatory, everything from the Never-RightWingNut fringe is "Government-Hating". Most of the e-mails are circulated to like-minded people so as to form an "Echo Chamber", because they keep reinforcing each other with these e-mails. The sad fact is they don't think before they click on "Forward" and in this case the box should be labeled "Backward"!!
In a post last week I mentioned going back and forth with this person on FB. (Actually I would have been better off arguing with a stump, at least when you get tired of arguing with the stump, you can sit on it and rest.) One of the final straws was an e-mail about your order has been backordered and said due to explosive demand your order is backordered. Then when you scrolled down there was a picture of Obama on an urinal cake holder in an urinal. Now as much as I despise aWol, I would never do anything like this to him. In fact, I wouldn't piss on aWol if he was on fire!!!
As a result of this and other racist e-mails, I sent him a goodbye e-mail asking him if his God was OK with his ignorance and bigotry?? His response was a reply that said "God loves you", like I give a shit about whether or not his imaginary friend likes me!!!! He is one of the lunatic fringe that scares me, a Bible-Banging NRA nut.
The sad part is we grew up together are were good friends most of the time. His father claims his ex-wife drove him crazy and he may have a point. Seems like he got to be worse while he was a civilian employee for an Army aircraft facility in Texas. While he hated Texas, working there seemed to reinforce the Hard-RightWing Military mindset. He unfriended me on Facebook, but I'll survive.