June 1st, 2023, has arrived and I am up early again as usual. The weatherman says the day will be sunny and 80 outside here. I thank god, I am alive, but, I also know, life is not easy either, for everyone including myself. Life is a day by day struggle to survive, for all of us in our own ways and some of us, will not survive, yet I also know that is the cycle of life on this planet for all human beings.
Well, being 67 years old with health problems and limited income, is not easy in today’s America. What is rougher is being 67, single and retired, and living on social security and disability payments. Prices of food go up daily, bills do too for utilities and gas for cars. I buy only what I need to survive and eat once a day, maybe twice on a good day. I watch the news on the election coverages. politics, the economy and in the end even the current ongoing war. I shake my head at the foolishness of those who want to Elect Trump once again as President, why? The man is being charged in 7 cases, and in legal trouble, beyond control. Now he is caught on tape, talking about the Secret and above documents he took home from the White House when he left. What wa shis purpose in taking them, what was he doing with them, and who was he going to show them to or sell them to? At some point, the American People and it’s government must come to realize, no President or person, can just declassify documents on their own! There is paperwork to file, and proceedures to go through. He did none of it, in anyway. So what happens now, can they charge him for espionage? I think they can.
As to the Presidential Race for 2024, it is becoming a circus on the Republican side, so many candidates and such a rush. Let me say this to the Republicans, your just making yourselves look like children on a playground jockeying for position, stop and think about it. Also, do you really believe that a man who is facing a barrage of legal cases and charges like Trump is, to lead your party? He is old, he is illegal and in legal trouble and in the end, he is sad.
Now we face the Debt Bill which just passed the Debt Bill/ Budget to the Senate, knowing full well we can not allow a failure here. It will be up to the Senate to get it to the president’s desk on time and fast. America is the only country to do this shit at the last moment and we look like we are stupid to the world. What country, argues yearly over paying their damn bills, those that fail is who. Lets get our shit in one sock Congress, House, Senate and President and get this done on time, the world is watching!
Being a Disabled Veteran on Disability Pay and Social Security is not easy in todays America. Nor is being a senior citizen! Society is geared to the youth here in America, no one stops to think what to do for the ederly, the world is running at a fast pace and leaving their elders behind, ignoring us all. Let me say this to America, when you push people aside or ignore tham due to ageism, you also push aside experience and knowledge that you need to gett hings done right.People don’t stop to think as they do so, because the world is moving quicly all the time, but you have to know, knowledge and experience helps you to move foirward and avoid pitfalls. Don’t shun and ignore, the elders, our experience is vital and good for the country and society.
As I age, I notice many things that go on in the world in America. Ageism is just one of them. As we age many of us go through health matters, we go through bouts of depressions and highs and lows, but the largest thing is we become isolated and alone. Our life long partners die off as we all must do, and we end up living alone. We end up walking, alone, living alone and searching for ways to live our lives. American Society is not geared to take care of and provide for the elderly at all. I think what many do not get is, the senior citizans of America have knowledge, Wisdom in their hands and America is wasting it, and ignoring it all. We as a country will regret this, in the future I am sure. I just hope for all of America, we do something about it soon. I go through thoughts about why don’t towns, cities and states and the country, creat more for seniors to do and meet other seniors. just because we are older does not make us useless, we can contribute and want to. We need things to do, places to meet others our age, and events to keep us alive too.
Let me say this, I lost my wife back in 2021 to Cancer, I am a Disabled Veteran, and alone in the world. Now I know, it is not easy to find a partner in life, but many of us are alone as widows or widowers. We go day by day hoping and doing on our own, we would rather have someone to share life with, but, we are also older and know it. Is there a way society can help their elders, maybe, or maybe not, but I believe something should be done to help us. We don’t fit in many places, and as we age, we find ourselves just trying to survive. Make it easier for us will you America, and never forget, we didn’t get to retirement age, because we were foolish or stupid, nor did we get older, but not navigating the world to do so. That experience should not be wasted if you ask me, yet it is daily. It’s a sad fact in America these days.
One last thing to bitch about for me. Listen carefully please. Even though I am an elder these days, I realize, America needs a younger ;eadership in the White House. Biden and Trump are both now old and shouldn’t America have a younger President? Don’t we have a man or woman, who has the ability and leadership skills necessary, in their 50’s or 60s? Do we really want 80 year olds running the country? Ah, I am proud of being an elder yes. and we who get here, are proud of it, and yes we are not, lost or dead I agree. But, America does need a touch of vitality, and youthfullness in the White House, don’t we? You tell me America. Please?