Chains of Mourning for Littleton
"When will it stop???"
Subj: Littleton, CO shooting petition
Date: 4/20/99 9:47:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time
I have been watching the tv all day and basically crying my eyes out. It is sooooooooooooo unbelievably sad that this has happened. . . once again. When will it stop??? When will the senseless shootings stop?! It angers me that we aren't doing enough to stop things like this from happening. I would like to ask you a favor. Not just telling about what happened, but something like a petition. . . I would love for the members to sign their names just so we can let the world know that our love and prayers are with all the families of Littleton, and all the people who have been through this kinda' thing.(i. e. Eugene, Oregon; Jonesboro). Send it out to EVERYONE!!!! If you or anyone can't take 2 minutes to sign their name, they really have no heart. This is just heart-wrenching for the world to go through something like this all over. Just add your name to show that you care!
Comments: Chain letters are calculated to appeal to our emotions, not our intellect. When you think about them, you often find self-defeating contradictions within the texts. Here is a message about "love and prayers" which also attempts to shame its readers into forwarding it "If you or anyone can't take 2 minutes to sign their name, they really have no heart." The sincerity of its author is in doubt.