Ok, here’s the deal…here’s how I feel today:
Peter Finch in Network
I’m tired. Exhausted even.
I’m sick of worry. I’m sick of people taking advantage of others. I’m sick of senseless crimes that basically go unpunished. I’m sick of doing the right thing while others go through this life using and abusing the civility and politeness of others to enrich themselves with little or no regard for the affect on others. I’m sick of paying the freight for others who choose not to help themselves. I’m sick of being prudent in my finances by being frugal and others live high on the hog while my “investments” dwindle to nothing, endenturing me into my senior years just to pay the utility bill.
The new President might be the cure, but I’m not going to be patient. While I know it takes time to right the ship, I want to see progress. I want to see the stock market going UP each day. I don’t want to pay additional taxes or more insurance or higher health costs with high fuel costs and lower property values. Put simply, my pay just doesn’t increase at the rate that all of this is increasing, so I’m basically walking backwards.
We’ve worked hard. We’ve sacrificied. We’ve saved. We’ve lived by the law. And, for what? To sit on the sidelines and watch others who have done none of this walk away scot free with a pile of money with the final insult of us paying the bill for it. Parents are killing their children and instead of swift and just punishment, we make excuses, protect their rights and create a society of allowance.
I’m nauseous. Where is the balance? Where is the moral outrage? Where is accountability? Is there simply no more structure in our society? Everyone just do what you want with little or no consequence?
We’re Not Gonna Take It, The Veronicas