“I’m 70+ and Tired”


“I’m 70+ and Tired”

Well, dear reader, again I have found something that I cannot top with my own words. So I will blog it in its original form.

The following was sent to me by a friend who is married with grown kids, now out and on their own. He and his wife are both successful professionals by virtue of their very hard, honest and diligent work. They and their children are great people and they continue to build their lives and to strengthen America through the fruits of their labors and outstanding citizenship.

In the next 20 years or so they will be in my shoes and those of the unknown author of the piece that follows.

I hope things will change for the better for them and my loved ones, but I fear they will not.

Maybe you are with us in these hopes and fears. 

If you are, you could have written what follows.

Thanks to Joe Grunert for sending this to me. The author of the following Cyberspace Flotsam is unknown.

V. Tom Mawhiney, 10/3/15

 

“I’m 70+ and Tired”

I’m 70+. I’ve worked hard since I was 17.

Except for some serious health challenges, I put in 50-hour weeks, and didn’t call in sick in nearly 40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am.

Given the economy, it looks as though retirement was a bad idea, and I’m tired. Very tired. I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honor”; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers”; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to. I’m tired of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia, New Zealand, UK, America and Canada, while no one from these countries are allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other Arab country to teach love and tolerance.

I’m tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. I’m tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses or stick a needle in their arm while they tried to fight it off?

I’m tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught.

I’m tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor. I’m really tired of people who don’t take responsibility for their lives and actions. I’m tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems. I’m also tired and fed up with seeing young men and women in their teens and early 20’s be-deck them selves in tattoos and face studs, thereby making themselves un-employable and claiming money from the Government.

Yes, I’m damn tired. But I’m also glad to be 70+. Because, mostly, I’m not going to have to see the world these people are making. I’m just sorry for my grandchildren and their children. Thank God I’m on the way out and not on the way in. There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

I’m 70+ and I’m tired.

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