Tuesday, October 16, 2012


"I'm 83 and I'm Tired"

I'm 83Except for a  brief period in the 50's when I was doing my National Service, I've worked hard since I was 17. Except for some serious health challenges , I put in 50 hour weeks ,and I 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 "honour"; 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 is 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 20s ,bedeck themselves in tattoos and face studs ,thereby making  themselves un-employable and claiming money from the Government. And I'm sick and tired of seeing young kids walking down the streets looking like idiots with their underwear showing .

Yes, I'm  tired . But, I'm also glad to be 83 . Because, mostly, I'm not  going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for  my granddaughter and their children. Thank God I'm on the way out and ,not  on the way in . 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A very good piece, but it wasn't Cosby.