Since most of the ones receiving this e-mail are all members of this GREAT BRIGADE, I think you will like this one! Read & pass along.
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 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.' 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 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 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."
Author, Anon. Grey-Haired Brigade Member
This is spot on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county. Can you feel the ground shaking??? It's not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.
Slow, yes, but very, very sure as well. We know where we want to go and don't vacillate every time the sun comes up.
I resent the we implication, I am almost sixty and a veteran of two wars and an armed rebellion and detest the above political commentary.
So don't consider yourself a part of the brigade. While age may be a prerequisite, it certainly isn't the only defining factor - no one in their right mind would claim that everyone over 60 is of the same political mind.
I on the other hand, [i]do/i] like the commentary. In my opinion the country is far down the road of eliminating personal responsibility by giving it all to Uncle Sam and I don't like it. I neither need nor want a governmental baby sitter watching over me, providing for my every want and need.
Well, let's see here. RESENT, IMPLICATION, DETEST. Powerful words. Almost, 60.
I am almost 70. A Proud Member of, The Gray Haired Brigade.
I get a real kick when some OLD TIMER, comes along, and, speaks his piece, and, you youngsters get all bent out of shape.
Yes Sir, Looks like I did it again.
Hi Oly. Spreading lies again?
1. No Jobs and Lost Mortgages? The recession struck this country during the previous administration.
2. Higher taxes? $116 billion in tax cuts for individuals was part of stimulus legislation enacted in February 2009. More than 30% of the benefits provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act took the form of payroll tax credits for people earning less than $75,000. Thus, 97% of American households saved an average of $1,179 in taxes during 2009. The current federal income tax rates have been in effect since 2003.
3. Less freedom? The Patriot Act was an act of the U.S. Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001
Don’t cha love it, Oly, when anonymous political hacks drape their real purpose in an American flag just to sell their motives as patriotic. Honest citizens who object to government policies are happy to state their reasons and identify themselves. Only a paid hack or a coward would circulate an email that insults other Americans by implying it is unpatriotic for them to vote for their preferred candidate. Strange how you always come up with this kind of trash.
Oly, I despirately tried to enlist in the Grey-Haired Brigade but I was rejected. So, I joined the Bald Brigade instead.
Excellent post! Just wondering why Hubpages didn't flag it for duplication when I see it other places on the internet, though. Mine get flagged if I have more than three or four short quotes.
It's not enough that Americans are divided along party lines, how we're pitting the geezers against the rest of us?
Rather unAmerican, I'd say.
Rather, I am also pissed that they stole the good name, what are leftist old timers going to be called? The Grey Haired Resistance Front? Just doesn't have the same ring I am going for the American Geriatrics for Egalitarianism, acronym: AGE
Can we have tie-dyed uniforms and wear patchouli?
Absolutely and I am currently working on our first motion to reprimand the alliance of kids and whippersnappers on our lawns. :p
MM, you can have or wear, anything you wan't. You know how us, OLD TIMERS, are.
We are what we are. If this seems to be a problem,,, Suck it up, kids.
Thanks for the push, MM.
Yeah, since they're the ones who invented the whole system. If it weren't for the old folks like Al Gore, we wouldn't have anywhere to post.
It's like some bizarre replay of that game kids play where they compete who is the boss based on who is older down to the month, I guess the regression has begun.
Not everyone of a certain age believes in the same things.
How about state governments cutting people's pensions that they have paid into and calling them perks and those who demand them freeloaders while the company boss retires with a pension more than 10 times what their employees receive.
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