Turn on the news nowadays and you’d think that pure civil unreset was getting ready to happen in this country. Listen to reports and you’d be led to believe that every man, woman and child was standing up and screaming “hell no!” to health care. It’s a revolution, a call to arms, a battle cry — oh, wait a minute, it’s just a bunch of angry, old, white men.
Have you taken a look at who most of these loudmouths are who are disrupting the democratic process? It’s none other than angry, old, white men who want everything for themselves and nothing for anyone else. It is the same people who got a free college education courtesy of the GI bill; the same people who line up for free health care at the VA; the same people who are enrolled in Medicare and have their healthcare taken care of by you and I — the taxpayers. You see, this is the generation that got us into this entire economic mess. The selfish baby boomer generation that wants everything for themselves and nothing for anyone else. They want to continue to dictate to the rest of the country how we are going to live — whether we want to hear from them or not.
Now let’s be fair. It isn’t all baby boomers — I know plenty of older folks who think this is the right thing to do. The people who are causing problems are mostly the same group of folks who didn’t vote for Obama because of the color of his skin. As I wrote earlier, the underlying racism has a lot to do with what is going on here. A friend of mine pointed out that some Republicans and their roaming gangs are hell-bent on supporting anything that this administration tries to do because of who Obama is — it doesn’t matter whether it is right for the country or not.
I really believe we are at a turning point in history where this is the last stand for many of these angry, old, white men. People, especially those of us in the younger generations, are tired of hearing it. We are ready to move this country forward, not backward. It’s time for these angry, old, white men to just shut up. The rest of us will solve this problem just fine — and it won’t just be the younger generation, it will also be the open-minded older generation who will help as well.
The relevance of angry, old, white men long ago faded — and not a moment too soon. Just like the relevance of Rush Limbaugh — where the only people who listen to him anymore is the same angry, old, white men.