Noel's Comment: This original of this was written by an American Vietnam war veteran and politician. I have just taken the liberty to edit it for my Australian Internet friends. Original version "I'm 63 and I'm Tired" by Robert A. HallEdited version "I'm 73 and I'm Tired!"edited by Noel Davies
I am 73 years of age. Except for a few occasions due to injury, severe illness or other circumstances beyond my immediate control I have worked all of my life since my teen years. Despite some health challenges, I still put in long hours and have rarely enjoyed a holiday. I am back working full time again now after 2 years of surgery and periods of hospitilisation.. I make a reasonable salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I have worked to get the little I have. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, 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, through taxes, 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" Western populations must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America, Canada and Australia , while no American, Canadian, nor Australian group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia 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 while they tried to fight it off?I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all political 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 real 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.Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 73 .....because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making; I'm just sorry for my grand -children and their children if they can afford to have any.There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
This is your chance to speak your mind, if you agree with me, and possibly make a difference.If you don't forward this then unfortunately you are possibly , at least in my opinion, part of the problem.Noel Davies
Monday, January 3, 2011
[[SPAM] I'm 63 and I'm Tired!] His old so he can complain about Society, I'm young and have to just put up with it
Posted by andjoh at 1:43 AM