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 out-dated 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 Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and Lies.”
You have tasted socialism 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 did it again in 2012 and 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 again and again. It’s time you folks Sobered Up!
Now you’re paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom.
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 begin to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we’re going, and in 2016 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. 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.”
26 thoughts on “I don’t think we’re in America anymore Toto?”
Someone has to say it.
Protesting, political activism, petitions, voting……
have done nothing…very little at best, and then only temporarily….to stop the march of tyranny in this country.
Historically, the ONLY thing that has stopped oppression is resistance….illegal noncompliance…and the means to back it up.
The more popular a President is, the more tyrannical the policies are that become “law”.
And God help the individual who isn’t patriotic enough to support the illegal wars of aggression and the murder of innocent children…especially if they’re brown people.
WTF has happened to people….condoning the perpetuation of lies and complete submission to the state…as long as there are words on paper to back it up, they do it.
I won’t pledge allegiance to anything besides God. As I see it it was the grayhaired brigade that marginalized Ron Paul in the media and the last hope for a major party to bring change. I hold different views than RP, but he has a 20+ year track record of walking his talk, which seems to be less common which each passing generation. Continued belief in the winners history of WWII, as opposed to the very real heros saving their buddies in the trenches on both sides, belies the fact that some still don’t understand that the century of warfare concides with the century of central banking. The division seems to be more rural/urban than race, age, gender, religion…
In this case, though, the “words on paper”–the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution–do not back up what is being done in the name of “law”, but instead enjoin us to correct the situation, and even instruct us in how to go about that task. Yet precious few take those documents into account. Therein lies the political mystery we need to solve if anything constructive is to be done.
There’s some quite good things in this piece, but one thing is NOT TRUE: No “Babyboomer” fought in WWII; it was our parents who did that.
To think voting in 2014 will change anything…you delude yourself. The last time I voted was in 92 when I still believed in the process. See “black box voting” for details.
Do not know if we will make the 2014 vote, but if we do…. we will shutdown the crazy crazy stuff from Washington called the demorats…. AND kikk out numerous spineless Republicans…. THEN regroup and stand firm for 2016.
If all fails, how will you look as a green cracker?
Still think it’s republican/democrat issue? Man are you lost
Wow, that is some self-righteous, delusional diatribe right there. Going to save us in 2016? Gee, thanks guys. Not a moment too soon. I’m sure Jeb Bush will put us back on course with a thousand points of light…
Yes, I know the words to that idolatrous path to man’s creation and to this day refuse to speak those dreadful words.
That is one problem with some old codgers. They tend to think participating in some religious ritual like singing the national anthem is worthy and noble.
Well buddy, if you continue to speak that promise to the graven image (the flag), then stop complaining, bend over and take whatever your master gives you.
There is only One to whom you must give allegiance.
No doubt your description fits many people quite well.
But there were also those of us did not blindly subscribe to the nationalist arrogance you portray as patriotism. We marched for civil rights, and for women’s rights. We protested the illegal, immoral war in Vietnam (many of us after having served in the military there). We were beaten and tear-gassed by fascist police in Chicago in ’68, murdered by the National Guard at Kent State. We gave up our illusions and along with them the pledge of allegiance and Star-Spangled Banner. We may still cry when we hear it, but it’s because we have realized that almost everything good that we once believed about America was a lie.
Some of us are just as quick and sharp as ever, and continue the struggle for the America we were promised, the America we believed in, the America we dreamed of, where “liberty and justice for all” isn’t a sarcastic propagandistic punch-line, but the backbone of the land of the truly free. So we fought against Bush and we’ll fight against Obama, and we’ll fight any other corporate pimp who’s intent on transforming our beloved country into the new nazi Germany. We may lose the fight. But we will never surrender.
Nazi Germany? Bad analogy.
Try Stalinist Russia.
Regardless, anyone who still believes voting is a viable solution, obviously hasn’t taken the red pill.
The comments here are even more interesting than the article, which is little more than a diatribe against the young generation, who supposedly voted Obama into office. Unfortunately, he has little to say about what we must do. Scott was right when he said that activism, such as; writing letters and marching, does nothing to change anything. Even so, the people responding to this post cannot agree on what the next course of action should be.
One person even said that voting would be the way to change things. But voting means nothing, when you do not have a choice, and the candidates lie every time they open their mouths! It appeared to me that Obama was the lesser evil of two fantastically evil contenders for the presidency. When Obama won in the last election, I was relieved that his opponent hadn’t. But I didn’t want Obama either.
How to resist:
*Spread the word about the Fed, inflation, debt, wars…. and religion although that is a tough sell
*Take part and position in your city, count and state politics
*Remove cash from system by buying and holding gold
*Do not participate in the military including national guard
*Buy local American and boycott anything Israelli
*Do not start violence, but never drop your guard
How’s that for a to-do list?
Forgot one, although it ties into buying gold:
*avoid paying federal taxes as these are not used to benefit your country (seen Detroit lately?)
Of course this guy has the solution!
Get your flag. Now talk to it … The pledge of serv-.er, allegiance.
Now sing the national anth
em. Be sure to get that lump in your throat and big tears in your eyes!
There now, all things are better!!!
And don”t forget to vote.
Oh great! Now we get to swing back to the Republican side of this BS. I look forward to that fixing everything. NOT!!!
The only way we can deal with Washington is to have an armed march to DC , so July 4th 2013 we march on the white house . Arrange with your local people to get transport sort out supplies and weapons and get to DC, if you get stopped by the police deal with them if you come across a road block deal with it ,America is a battlefield we are at war with the Government, come on America its time for action , you have polished your guns enough NOW is the time to use them (repost this on every web site lets get working)
Do you really think the Bush Cheney cabal was any better? They flew higher and did more shenanigans than Obama could ever get away with in a month of Sundays. If what you are proposing is a return to the right hand from the left hand of the monster Leviathan, the super state, then you are going to keep us in the loop we have been trapped in since Vietnam (although maybe Reagan provided something of a breather when he didn’t bite at the chance for war the neocons kept dangling before him – he was followed by Mr. CIA Bush, who would have taken office earlier if the assassin’s bullet had worked). The bad news keeps coming, and the only thing I am grateful for in the Obama presidency is that they are lousy at what they do, except for charming people. In the last stages of this baby boomer’s life, I shall cultivate the private life, give to no politicians, lavish love and care on my family, and try and steer them away from any man on a white horse who comes along to solve all their problems. The world’s energy pie is shrinking, the number of users of natural resources is growing. About all we can do is to save our own land from destruction by not selling redwood trees to Asia and not burning through our oil and gas so fast. Some people don’t agree with hunkering down, but nothing is more pathetic than an empire that isn’t anymore. We started to become one, but we can stop now. We can bring jobs home. We can stop sending troops everywhere. I’d vote for people who actually delivered on that, but they don’t seem to exist anymore. It is all hype or war-mongering. To have to choose between the two is Hobson’s choice, not mine.
“people like that” exist, but they are allowed nowhere near a ballot.
IMOHO guys, I think that the govt. and the big business and the bankers have gotten exactly what they have been planning to get now for years. The american people – for the most part – are to damned f`n materialistic, ya know like keep up with the Joneses, like who has the most money, who has the nicest house, car, best education, etc and the people – at least many have have been led astray thinking like that and now are wondering “what the F happened. Well this is what happened – a simple and honest life style, ya`ll know, like doing something besides living to work, and doing something instead of watching the idiot box all day long, Hell most peoploe would rat out their neighbor in the big cities, and in a lot of the smalled family farm towns – like where I live – still think that the govt. is basically trustworthy. People here are so worried about some of these other damned countries that they have forgot just what the hell is going on right here in america. Hell think about it .land of the free and the home of the brave” not realy so any more and then think about liberty and justice for all?, maybe so if ya can afford a good lawyer – just look at these damned movie stars that can shop lift anything use drugs and break anyother laws and nothing ever realy happens to them, and then just look at all of those banks that got bailed out, and then those dirty, crooked politicions and cops. Just look at it guys, as long as money and possions determine your status in society things will not change, and as far as voting , LOL, that is a real joke thinking voting is going to change anything untill those politicions are going to be held accountable for what they are doing. Bottom line. And also, if we were all to do a march in Wash. and we bring our guns then we had better be ready to use them guns on the cops and any one else that gets in our way. Don`t be afraid to use the rope either. Untill then nothing is going to ever change here in america untill we start filling up those prisons with the bankers, politicions, and crooked cops and all that support those types. Period. I`m done with my rant – well atleast for now anyway. 🙂
Re the movement for a July 4th armed march on Washington, DC:
“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you: pull your beard, flick your face to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.” – John Lennon
Too many of us are seeing through the manipulations/machinations/false flags being perpetrated to keep us divided and conquered. Don’t fall for this latest ploy – IT’S A SET UP!
Go yell at a cloud. I read this rant forty years ago when geezers were moaning about WWII, lack of patriotism and how kids were getting a free ride since the geezers were responsible for the all of creation then too. Only the names have changed.
Stop plagiarizing old Reader’s Digests.
Yep JoeD, I guess you are right because back in the day us old geezers like to talk about when every one here in america could speak, write, read and understand english – unlike now days. Oh yea, and we didn`t think we were all so damned important that we had to carry a damned phone where ever we went, nope we didn`t have those back then did we. Yea JoeD some of us were happy to sit along side a lake or a river with a cane pole and just sit. Just think about what you said there Joe, now days every one think that they are so damned important that many people think that their sh*t don`t stink IMOP. I am sure that you get my point.
It’s pathetic, and I’m arguably one of those the author includes in his so called, grey or whatever it was.
Wake up and smell the coffee dude. We’ve all been duped. Only you appear less aware of it.
And message to all old dudes who think like this: if you’re so great, then why’d you leave such a mess for the youth you so readily abuse.
And it is like abuse. A good analogy is parents blaming their children because they (their children) were raised improperly. Look in the mirror.
Wise up. And if you can’t lead or follow, get out of the way. You’re not too old to have forgotten that drill are you?
Lot’s of new names here today (new to me anyway). It would be nice if they actually offered something(mostly) besides recrimination, blame, false ideas, discredited political systems, and utter crap.
Wonder where all these newbies blew in from? I don’t mean to offend but seriously?
My wife told me that the end of the Mayan calender would not be an end but a beginning. Some how in this Age of Aquarius, the 90% of our brains that we don’t use will be opened up and when it happens, we will not accept the Matrix anymore. We will call “Bullshit” and not accept this yoke of slavery anymore.
The Elite have known this truth for years. They have planned to block this awakening with vaccines, Fluoride, chemtrails and poison in our food. To keep us dumbed down. They turned the public schools into brainwashing camps. They have taken over the main steam media and alternative media.They commit terrorism now in our streets to justify the police state. They even are contemplating murdering 90% of us like in Soviet Russia where all intelligent or attractive people were slaughtered.
I have become more awake than ever. You can not piss on my leg and tell me it is raining. I can tell by the comment sections that many are becoming more awake and aware. Someone above mentioned that the comments were more interesting than the article.
We live in interesting times.