I’m 74. Except for brief period in
the 50’s when I was doing my National Service, I’ve worked hard since I was 17.
Except for some some serious health challenges, I put in 50-hour weeks, and
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.
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.
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.
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
mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia, New Zealand, UK, America
and Canada, while no one from these countries are allowed to fund a church,
synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other Arab country to teach
love and tolerance..
tired of being told I must lower my living
standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to
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
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.
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 20’s bedeck themselves
in tattoos and face studs, thereby making themselves un-employable and claiming
money from the Government.
Yes, I’m damn
tired. But I’m also glad to be 74.. Because,
mostly, I’m not going to have to see the world these people are making. I’m just
sorry for my granddaughter and her children. Thank God I’m on the way out and
not on the way in.