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The Discrimination which Doesn’t Get Much Attention …

These days so many people seem to think they’re victims of discrimination. Take a look at what’s currently going on in our country. The Blacks claim they are victims of discrimination because their forefathers were slaves, and they claim that Whites should pay reparations for something that happened over 200 years ago.

The Illegals claim discrimination, and I can’t understand why, since they are here illegally and have broken the law.

The Muslims cry that they are victims of discrimination on a regular basis. They are guests in our country, receive welfare and many other perks…but, are offended by anything and everything. They refuse to assimilate, refuse to follow our laws, and wish to initiate their brutal Sharia law which is contrary to everything in which we believe. Much of the so-called victimization of these groups has been manufactured by the groups themselves, and of course, the Liberals.

Discrimination does exist. For many, it’s because you are who you are. It could be the color of your skin, your sexual preference, your ethnicity, your religion, or your political stance.

For many of us it’s because you have managed to survive throughout the years. You are old. I am extremely interested in this group for two good reasons…I am no spring chicken and I’m spent many years as a nurse working in my clinical specialty of geriatrics. Too often, older people are ignored, negatively stereotyped, and even abused. Unfortunately, there are members of our society who have no use for you if you’ve managed to stay alive for so many years, and are now old. There’s a case in point.

Democratic Alderman Christopher Herbert, from Manchester, New Hampshire, who is also a New Hampshire state representative, would like the elderly to get out of his city. At a committee meeting where the discussion was about property taxes and tax credits for the elderly, Mr. Herbert spoke against his elderly neighbor who apparently owns a home but cannot afford the property taxes on it. He believes that she should get out of her house rather than getting a tax credit. He went on to say that new people need to come in to occupy these houses and get the old people out. The old people have probably paid off their homes years ago, worked hard, took care of their homes and are now enjoying retirement.

Unfortunately, many elderly are on fixed incomes while many cities and towns have made decisions to give the elderly tax credits on their property. Mr. Herbert’s comments were extremely disturbing, and it appears that he should not be in any position of power because he lacks any degree of humanity.

Then we have Katie Hopkins, a British journalist, writing in the Guardian, who proposed euthanasia “vans” because the United Kingdom has “far too many old people”. She states “that it is ridiculous to live in a country where we can put dogs to sleep but not people.”. She feels that euthanasia vans would be “perfectly charming”. She said it would be easy to accomplish. “Euthanasia vans, just like ice cream vans would come to your home. They might even have a nice little tune that they play.” The forty-ish mother of three also stated that “we need to accept that just because medical advancements mean that we can live longer, it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.” I do wonder about her parents…how old are they? Will she be sending a euthanasia van to their house?

The attitude exhibited by some, regarding older Americans is disgusting and disgraceful. It is the older generation that fought in World War One and Two, and Korea. They built the country, maintained a glorious culture and many great traditions. Most senior citizens I have known have an undying love for America. This was The Greatest Generation and the uninformed, delicate snowflakes of today can learn so much if they would take the time and make the effort to listen to these people.

Last word: If we are to survive as a proud and successful nation we should look at our history and our heroes, and learn from them. We should not go with the Socialists, Globalists, Communists, and anarchists. Let’s love and be proud of the United States of America. America and Americans first…young, middle-aged and old.

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Sylvia Andrews

About the author, Sylvia Andrews: Sylvia Andrews has a Masters Degree in nursing, and has practiced for many years. She is politically active, holds strong opinions about how and where the country should be headed. A well-travelled person, she’s been to almost all 50 states and several foreign countries. She advocates for the Constitution and very much for the 2nd Amendment. She can be contacted at sfa1932@att.net View all articles by Sylvia Andrews

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