THANKS FOR THE FISH - a sarcastic political commentary on Congress and Senior Benefits
The Book itself
An Update on what might happen to our Senior Benefits
Yes, I wrote this little sarcastic perspective on our politicians a few months ago, mostly out of frustration.
Looking back, it is still a good read and I hope you continue reading and finish this Senior's Complaint.
I keep watching the candidates that are vying for the honor of running our country, and I am to the point that I am just plain embarrassed by what I am seeing.
It seems that today, a politician can actually avoid a touchy subject and even refuse to stand up and make a stand for us, the voters, to measure them against. The Truth is no longer required of our leaders.
We have allowed the rats, that congregate in the halls of our Congressional buildings, to slip so many "exceptions" into the laws of our land that once regulated how a person ran for office, and what they are allowed to spend and say, that they can now tell lies about each other.
Running for Political office now comes down to which candidates have the most money to spend on the slick advertisements that might pull a voter over to their side.
I may be off a dgit or two but if I remember right, I saw just the other day that a survey of political ads were analyzed by ab independent service. It was found that 37% of the Republican statements about Obama were actually false, and that 25% of those by Democrats about the Romney were actually false.
What does this say about our candidates?
Trusting a Politician
Me? I'm old school, so if you condone the spreading of lies, then, my assumption is that YOU are a LIAR!
So, let me now get back to my expectations about my Seniorsl Benefits and what is going to happen to us.
Both parties and their far-Right and fat-Left leaders and candidates, presently say that our benefits are safe and will not be touched.
We should just sit back and sip on our Mint Juleps while we wait for death to take us away?
Well,I want you and the rest of us concerned Seniors to remember that as long as we sit back, rather than actively voice our fears and needs, we will be taken advantage of, by these people who are generating so many half-truths.
When I deal with a Car salesman that I have caught in one lie, then when he later says to me; TRUST ME, that's the point that I walk away from the car lot.
Our illustrious candidates are allowing from one fourth to one third of their "informational political ads" to be based on lies!
How do we TRUST people who have no compunction to lie to us when they are running for office, once they take office?
I, am AFRAID! Very AFRAID!
Hitchhikers Guide- Movie Trailer
The book Itself - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
I don't know if you are my age or not, but back in the Sixties, there was a great, camp, book that everyone, who considered themselves Cool, had to read.
It was originally a radio show, but quickly turned into a book called "The HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy".
Even though it was a purely comedic work, I, along with so many others my age, read it, related to so much from it, and had many discussions on it's "hidden" meanings, how it applied to our world then, and even more. It was a Camp hit of that time.
And, if you haven't read it, it is still entertaining, even today.
Because I had read it so many times, and it was so entrenched into my mind, throughout my adult life, I would, occasionally, throw out one of the many ambiguous quotes from the book, in meetings, and such, just to see how many people caught what I had said.
Often, my comments would be met with laughs or at least a smile, and a few times, even a few responding comments, that only a fellow 60's "Hippie" type person would understand.
Of course, over time, as we aged, and our working peers became younger, the responses and finally even the smiles disappeared, all to be replaced with questioning looks.
But, I really didn't care, and with my particular and often peculiar personality (or so I have been told), I continued, at the appropriate moment, of course, to sling one of my generational lines into conversations, Just for the Hell of it usually.
Anyway, one of my favorites was. "Goodbye and thanks for the Fish!"
I won't go into a lot of details about it here.
Suffice it to say that it was a critical line from one of the most important characters in the book, and from the story itself, it was an important statement to all of the people of Earth.
If you don't understand, but I have piqued your interest, then read the book.
Retirees UNITE and vote the idiots out of office
If you were able to pull the statement from the cobwebs of your mind, and are sitting there, smiling, then maybe there is hope for us Retirees, yet.
Hope that we can wake up and see the changes being wrought in our world, and try to stop or at least change it for the better and for us as Baby Boomers, before it is too late.
You, and I, need to recognize the two-faced guys for who they are and we need to burst from our lethargic positions, remove their crowns and reject the insanity that we have allowed them to spout.
And, if nothing else, we need to see that our own, personal, "Boomer" insanity is made a higher priority in the order of the cosmos that we presently live in.
We can find the great computer "Deep Thought" quite easily. I mean, it's just sitting there, in plain sight, so that is no longer the problem.
With access and a little control over Deep Thought, we, the Seniors of the world, can band together and present a unified front to the wicked Mouse distorted chaos that reigns as truth, in government, and especially, in DC, today.
As long as we make sure that we have our towels with us, we can march together, even if only via email and phone calls, and scare the President of the Galaxy into a new consideration of the real "Question".
That is, once we have explained to him and his fellow Mice in Washington that even though the answer is 42, he needs to understand the real question, and not some nonsensical financial suppositions that are touted by mere power hungry Congressmen.
So, Retirees, Seniors, Baby Boomers, old Hippies, and all of the concerned people of the world, lets unite, and pose the real and honest great question to the Cosmos.
We need to ask them; "Why are you eating All of Our Fish?".
IF we can get them to leave out Fish alone, then maybe we can find a way to grow our Fish, and have not only, enough for ourselves, but maybe, if we use our towels of truth effectively, we can even generate more to share with others like the X-Gens, and Y-Gens, etc.
But, we do need to move now, and tell them; "You can Keep Your Thanks, and we will Keep our Fish!"
Along with; "And, if you don't listen to us, we will have your own, personal little secret planet of corruption and self-involvement ........... destroyed!" We know who to call, and the price is relatively cheap, considering all else in the Cosmos!
As an aged, silver haired Boomer, who has found his towel in my old attic chest that I call memories, I am now awake to these happenings, and you need to join me as I say;
"I want my Fish left alone!?"
Trailr of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
© 2011 Don Bobbitt
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