Sunday, March 16, 2014

STAND BY FOR THE STAMPEDE

A  MUST Read!

The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday.  If all of us “old farts” have all of the money, then let us try to elect a congress and a president who might be near honest and not be after feathering their own nests.
 
They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs.  Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire.  Others have been retired for some time.  We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were.  We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together.  Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true.  But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration

In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age.  Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience.

We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes.  For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators.  A few even remember when cars were started with a crank.  Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and outdated by many.  But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off.  We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam.  We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so.  We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield.  We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America; we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave."  We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag.  We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America  and  America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing.  We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it.  It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us.  We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep.  There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected this low producing congress.  You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies."

You have tasted socialism and conservatism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all.  You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting.  Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse.  With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.'  Now you're paying the price and complaining about it.  No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, our government so deep in debt our grandchildren will never pay it off, less freedom and nothing being done with a congress that has set a record for accomplishing less.

This is what you voted for and this is what you got.  We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2014 we are going to take back our nation.  We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2014 we're going to the polls by the millions.

This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.; or any other group of would be congress members.   It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom.  We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren.  So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

Footnote:
This is spot on.  I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on.  I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great country.

Can you feel the ground shaking???    
IT’S NOT AN EARTHQUAKE, IT A STAMPEDE..
 
 

1 comment:

  1. At 75 I'm also an "old geezer" - and whoever wrote this does NOT speak for me. The problems our country is facing did not happen overnight and they won't be corrected until people like the writer come up for air and take a good long, unbiased look at what's happening here - and what has BEEN happening for years. I remember only too well what this country was like 40, 50, 60 years ago - and it wasn't all a pretty Norman Rockwell version nor a Currier and Ives existence. I've seen political parties and ideologies come and go, conservatives and liberals both in their own times have come and gone, booming economies and near-depressions, I've been on the positive side of things - and on the negative side as well. I choose to remember ALL of them - and to thank GOD we have progressed as far as we have, and to pray He won't let us slip back into the past in some areas. We are a country in transition; we've ALWAYS been a country in transition - that is part of our strength and has spurred us ever forward. But transition is one thing, intransigence is something else and THAT is what will take us down if we don't recognize it for what it is and pull together.

    When this old geezer looks into the future I get excited and wish I had another 75 years just to witness what's coming. When I meet and talk to most young people I get excited, and my faith in the future of this country is refreshed once more. When I see new technology evolving, no matter how confusing or complicated for my old brain to comprehend - I get excited at the possibilities. I know without a doubt that the problems facing us will be resolved and new problems will arise to replace them. I also know that history will be written and rewritten and it's up to us old geezers to ensure that it is written truthfully - and that means remembering EVERYTHING, the good, the bad and the ugly as well as the beauty and the glory.

    One last comment to the writer - WE NEVER LOST OUR NATION, we don't need to 'take it back.' That whole concept was fomented as a strategy to divide and conquer - and, sadly, many people fell for it hook, line and sinker.

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