But, sometimes you find something cool anyway, while you glance at it on it's way to the trash can.
I decided to post this. I don't really care if the circumstances are true, I like the message.
Subject: TO KILL AN AMERICAN
*Written by an Australian Dentist...*
*To Kill an American
You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was
actually a report that someone in *Pakistan had published in a
newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any
*So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let
everyone know what an American is . so they would know when they found
one. (Good one, mate!!!!) *
*"An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German,
Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian,
Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian,
Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan. *
*An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot,
Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as
native Americans. *
*An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim.
In fact, there are more Muslims in *America than in Afghanistan. The
only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of
*An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will
answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming
to speak for the government and for God. *
*An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the
The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of
*Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each person to
the pursuit of happiness.
*An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every
other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing
in return. *
*When *Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago,
Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back
As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan. Americans welcome the best of everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services. But they also welcome the least.
*The national symbol of *America, The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your
tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the
homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America.
*Some of them were working in the *Twin Towers the morning of
September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been
told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30
different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those
that aided and abetted the terrorists.
*So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did
General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty
tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing
yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a
particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of
freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American. *
Hell yeah, Australia!
Update: Opps. This is an abject lesson in not believing chain e-mails. This is actually from NRO, and where is a better place to find something cool like this? I still say, "Hell yeah, Australia," but not because they really wrote this in an editorial...it is a cool sounding story, however. Here's the real editorial. And here's the rest of it:
So look around you. You may find more Americans in your land than you thought were there. One day they will rise up and overthrow the old, ignorant, tired tyrants that trouble too many lands. Then those lands too will join the community of free and prosperous nations.
And America will welcome them.
Thanks, Anonymous, for setting me straight. I hope you come back again.