"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Attacks Against the Elderly
What is up with some of these folks nowadays? First, we had the Pharmaceutials charging the elderly prices so high for medication, until they had to choose between eating and getting medication that they needed. We got that worked out, I think, that is if the GOP does not get their way and repeal the health care bill. Second, we had those who are suppose to protect and serve beating up, tasering, and killing the elderly. And looks like they finally put a halt to that so far (granny is crossing her fingers). Third, white supremacist attacking and severly beating up the elderly. Fourth, politicians are using the budget as an excuse to cut in-home health care for the elderly. Fifth, we have some politicians trying to figure out a way to steal grandma and grandpa's check, privatise Social Security, so that wall street can get their little grubby hands on it. Six, we have some sick person taking out the elderly with an uzi. Finally, now we have some sicko raping an 80 year old woman who happens to be their in-law. I tell you us old folks are up against some tough obstacles to climb if we want to finish living out our days in peace, free from harm, danger, and folks trying to figure out ways to steal from us.
We need some stricter laws to protect the elderly and some of those laws might need to include protection from the government. When it comes to elderly folks, a line ought to be drawn in the sand. Btw, which reminds me...to the person/persons that keep sending me that fake winner of a contest email. I am not senile, nor do I suffer from dementia, nor am I gullible, and I am not that little unsuspecting old lady you can take advantage of either. Read my profile, the part that says "been there, did that, done that. In other words you are not fooling with a dummy. I've been around the world more than once and have learned and experienced more than you could ever imagine.
Anyway, I thought I would share this video with you to get our minds off of the tragic mess that has been happening lately. Btw, he has written and performed another jazz song called "Late At Night" that jazz fans need to hear. Therefore, I'd like to give the brotha a shout out and little recognition. Check out that other song to that link I've given. It's nice.
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?