|Shame, Shame, Shame!|
(3/4/2003) As a country struggles to recover from the single worst act of terrorism in history, international reaction to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the United States' subsequent military action in the middle east has been a mixed bag. It brings us a bit of confidence to hear a foreign commentator bashing his own people for being down on America, so chains like this one are popular.
International commentaries in support of America became instantly popular in the days following September 11, 2001. Unfortunately, when translated to e-mail many fell victim to the common shortcomings of chain letters. First we saw a 28-year old essay parading as recent news. Then we saw an unreliably attributed "Ode To America" by a Romanian author. Next, a spirited rant by an American college professor was mistakenly identified as the work of an Australian dentist.
BreakTheChain.org recommends against forwarding via e-mail the published work of another person without that author and publisher's consent. Besides being against international copyrights, e-mail is an unreliable medium for distributing information. Break this chain.