The Corner

Anti-American Flair

From his name –which I’ve withheld– and his proud non-American status, I assume he’s Canadian. Still, he’s got more style than most angry emailers.

Jonah,

Possession is nine tenths of the law, perhaps. One wonders, however, what

possesses you believe for a moment that you speak for anyone but yourself?

I’ve never been drawn to your prose, much less your ‘values’. As a

slanderer, you do a fairly sloppy job, either by accident or design.

Whatever other merits lie hidden in your works I’ll leave for others like

your ‘ma’ or your ‘dog’ to uncover.

Walk down main street, stop in the ice-cream parlor and have a chat with

’pops’ over a banana split. Then, when the drugs wear off, consider that

you live in nation where the murder rate approaches that of South Africa.

President Prude wants the world to just say ‘no’ to anything he and the rest

of you unhappy Puritans frown upon. Deficits soar, crime is up and Ashcroft

wants to see more executions.

Bile drips from your prose, but you probably see yourself as a chirpy soul.

Hence your confusion.

I’ve had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of your dull invective.

When you say something really nasty or rude, we’ll be sure to write and let

you know.

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