I’m Confused…

I received the following email today (please forgive the "all caps"):

Soldier IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR. 


IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.   


IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.   


IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.   


IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN .   


IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED. 


IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY  YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.  


IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET:

A JOB

A DRIVERS LICENSE

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD

WELFARE

FOOD STAMPS

CREDIT CARDS

SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE

FREE EDUCATION

FREE HEALTH CARE

A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE.

THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH RESPECT AND, IN MANY INSTANCES,

YOU CAN VOTE.    

I'm confused…

but not really.

 

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