Break the Chain Charlie Takes on Hollywood

Created 3/9/2003 (3/9/2003) Chain letters that express a strong opinion on a controversial subject are popular because they say what we want to, but perhaps can't find the words (or courage) to do so ourselves. But when these e-mailed rants are attributed to a famous individual, they are even more popular, but also raise suspicions in people who recognize that not everything in e-mail is golden.

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Subject: Charlie Daniels Letter to the Hollywood Bunch

An Open Letter To The Hollywood Bunch

Ok, let's just say for a moment you bunch of pampered, overpaid, unrealistic children had your way and the U.S.A. didn't go into Iraq.

Let's say that you really get your way and we destroy all our nuclear weapons and stick daisies in our gun barrels and sit around with some white wine and cheese and pat ourselves on the back, so proud of what we've done for world peace.

Let's say that we cut the military budget to just enough to keep the National Guard on hand to help out with floods and fires.

Let's say that we close down our military bases all over the world and bring the troops home, increase our foreign aid and drop all the trade sanctions against everybody.

I suppose that in your fantasy world this would create a utopian world where everybody would live in peace. After all, the great monster, the United States of America, the cause of all the world's trouble would have disbanded it's horrible military and certainly all the other countries of the world would follow suit. After all, they only arm themselves to defend their countries from the mean old U.S.A.

Why you bunch of pitiful, hypocritical, idiotic, spoiled mugwumps. get your head out of the sand and smell the Trade Towers burning. Do you think that a trip to Iraq by Sean Penn did anything but encourage a wanton murderer to think that the people of the U.S.A. didn't have the nerve or the guts to fight him?

Barbra Streisand's fanatical and hateful rankings about George Bush makes about as much sense as Michael Jackson hanging a baby over a railing.

You people need to get out of Hollywood once in a while and get out into the real world. Youčd be surprised at the hostility you would find out here. Stop in at a truck stop and tell an overworked, long distance truck driver that you dončt think Saddam Hussein is doing anything wrong. Tell a farmer with a couple of sons in the military that you think the United States has no right to defend itself. Go down to Baxley, Georgia and hold an anti-war rally and see what the folks down there think about you.Please visit Clarksville, Tennessee and the 101st Airborne and talk that SHIT, please visit those Real American's.

You people are some of the most disgusting examples of a waste of protoplasm Ičve ever had the displeasure to hear about.

Sean Penn, youčre a traitor to the United States of America. You gave aid and comfort to the enemy. How many American lives will your little, "fact finding trip" to Iraq cost? You encouraged Saddam to think that we didn't have the stomach for war. You people protect one of the most evil men on the face of this earth and won't lift a finger to save the life of an unborn baby.

Freedom of choice you say?

Well I'm going to exercise some freedom of choice of my own. If I see any of your names on a marquee, I'm going to boycott the movie. I will completely stop going to movies if I have to. In most cases it certainly wouldn't be much of a loss.

You scoff at our military who's boots you're not even worthy to shine. They go to battle and risk their lives so ingrates like you can live in luxury. The day of reckoning is coming when you will be faced with the undeniable truth that the war against Saddam Hussein is the war on terrorism.

America is in imminent danger. Youčre either for her or against her. There is no middle ground. I think we all know where you stand. I will stand with the soldiers, airmen, and sailors. The hard working men and women of this great country. Not the overpaid, pansy ass, Hollywood wimp wanna be's, and has beens, who can't hold a candle to real American's, the middle class blue collar workers.

What do you think? Boycott any Hollywood type that protest against the USA.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

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Country & Western singer, song writer and legend, Charlie Daniels has built a reputation out of being a straight shooter. In interviews and in song, he's always said what he thinks and stands behind his convictions. That tradition continues today through a feature on his web site called "Charlie's Soapbox." In it, the straight-shooting musician offers his unedited opinions on everything from politics and political correctness to medicine and, of course, music. So popular are his patriotic musings that he's even released a collection of them in book form. He gained chain letter notoriety in mid-2002, with his experience visiting the Naval Air Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Charlie Daniels wrote and posted the message above on his web site on February 24,2002. As with most things that get circulated via e-mail, this one is subject to editing as it forwards. Already, an erstwhile forwarder has added the specific request to boycott the work of celebrities who have spoken out against war. While that is certainly the message given in his rant, it is out of character for Daniels to tell his fans what to do.

BreakTheChain.org recommends against forwarding the work of another person via e-mail, with or without permission, because of the medium's inherent lack of reliability. Daniels does not encourage people to forward his "Soapbox" rants via e-mail, though I'm sure he doesn't really mind. But, as you can see, his words are already being twisted to serve a larger agenda. Break this chain by sending friends and family to www.charliedaniels.com where they can read the singer's thoughts as he intended them.

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