I got the following e-mail today and I’m a bit stunned. It looks like some of our fellow Americans really took the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie (III) to heart. Enjoy:
DATE: AUG 27, 2007
SUBJ: FWD: Get your flag ready for 09/11/2007
Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign and PLEASE forward this Email immediately to everyone in your address book asking them to also forward it. We have a little less than one week and counting to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America.
If you forward this email to least 11 people and each of those people do the same … you get the idea.
On Monday, September 11th, 2007, a PIRATE FLAG should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States. Every individual should make it their duty to display a PIRATE FLAG — especially a home made one — on this, the sixth anniversary of our country’s worst tragedy. We do this to acknowledge the war profiteers who took advantage of all those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad with no clear objective and a lack of leadership that chose to stretch our resources to thin instead of capturing OSAMA BIN LADEN and bringing him to justice.
In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags are no longer relevant as our infrastructure literally collapses, our rights and freedoms stomped on, and our elected officials FAIL TO CATCH THE GUY WHO COMMITTED THIS CRIME AGAINST US choosing instead to exploit our pain, using it only as an opportunity to stretch thinner the reaches of the AMERICAN EMPIRE.
Our PIRATE INSTINCTS pulled us through some tough times before and it shouldn’t take another IMPERIAL OPPRESSOR to galvanize us into solidarity. Our PIRATES FLAG will be the fabric of our RESISTANCE and together we WILL prevail over authoritarians of all stripes.
So, here’s what we need you to do ..
(1) Forward this email to everyone you know (at least 11 people). Please don’t be the one to break this chain. Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you.
(2) Fly a PIRATES FLAG of any size on 9/11. Honestly, Americans should fly the PIRATES flag year-round now that its taken over FIVE YEARS TO CATCH OSAMA BIN LADEN, but if you don’t, then at least make it a priority on this day.
Thank you for your participation. God Bless You and God Bless America!
I’ve never been much into flag flying myself, but no one ever told me I could fly a pirate flag before. What will you fly on the 11th?