By Michael (Mick) Webster, Syndicated Investigative Reporter
Both young, old, black, brown, white, yellow, red, 99 per centers, tea parties, students, union- non-union, republican, democrat, independent, progressives, no affiliation, government worker, or retired. There are many similarities as well as differences between the elderly and young adults. The young are brighter, faster and much more agile both mentally and physically. They tend to understand the Cyber world, computers and the electronics's of this age. They lean more towards Liberalism and many seem more able to fight the system.
We now all face corona virus. So even though there are some differences, we are all in this together. Let’s join hands and stand together shoulder to shoulder and fight this Pandemic.
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 recently. If all of us “old farts” have all of the money, we should be able to fight for our freedoms and liberty and top draw medical care for all. The late Governor George Wallace during his run for the office of the presidency Said “There is not a dimes worth of difference between the political parties”. Today it couldn't be further from the truth.
The younger adults yes, our own grand children and children 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. Yes, it’s true, 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 and most of the rest of the world. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience.
We remember the days before television, of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, Tape recorders, eight track tapes, cassettes, fax machines, internet, computers, cell phones, smart phones, laptops, tablets and milk with sweet cream on the top of the bottle along with ice being delivered to our homes. It was kept in an ice box. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. Britches you maybe wearing them right now. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. We remember dinner with the family, setting on the stoop just talking and being together, while the youngsters trapped Fire Flies in old mason jars. Most of us remember Elvis, the beatles, James Brown, the rolling Stones and Mo Town, and many other to numerous mention. Yes, we lived those days.
We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We survived the Great Depression, won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam. Built the biggest buildings,ships, and aircraft on earth. The worlds largest railroads, and the most modern highway system there is. 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 and loved ones on the battlefield. We fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." And for the coveted U.S. CONSTITUTION. 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 together. 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.
We hope the younger ones will wake up and join us in taking back our country, for us, for you, and most importantly for our children’s future and for the future of the greatest nation the world has ever known.
With all our experience and the education we gave you, we didn't have sense enough to see through the lies of our government and instead we drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now we're all paying the price and complaining about it, including the high costs of medical care, education, lack of good jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, loss of much of our freedoms and liberty by the government trashing the American CONTITUTION.
We need your help now and together we can win our country back so we can entrust you with the Torch of Liberty.
Well, don't worry young people, we’ll be there for you the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and together we are going to start to take back our nation from this insidious plague. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2020 we're going together win many wars.
This land does not belong to the government it belongs to "We the People" We will together reclaim our health, land and our Constitution. We trust this time we’ll do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to you and our grandchildren. God bliss you.