August 28, 2008

The Forgotten Generation

My wife and I see this older gentleman go by our house, at least once a week, and he stops about every 6 steps, puts his hands on his knees, and rests.

We've given him rides on various occasions to his apartment, and each time we give him a ride, it's like meeting him for the first time because he doesn't remember us.

It's people like this that really make me feel bad, the kind of people that don't have anyone in their lives, the kind of people that will more than likely die alone.

There are hundreds of people across the United States, across the world, that have in ,one way or another, ended up alone and will be alone for the rest of their lives.

So, what do you do ? You can't possibly visit with each one of them, give them a ride everyday, and, unless you've got a lot of money, you can't find a senior home that would take them without health insurance.

This is the cause I'd like to advocate this week, the cause of helping those around you that are alone in this world.

I'm not saying you have to help every last person you meet, or spend your entire day going from nursing home(or apartment) to the next.

It would just help to give that person you see walking down the street in pain and offering a ride, or if you see an elderly person trying to take out their trash or mow their lawn and offering your assistance or to do it for them.

There are a lot of people in this world that are lonely, helpless, and/or have nobody else in the world. Would it be so bad if each one of us helped these people ? Sometimes all they want is somebody to talk to, somebody to help them carry their grocery's, relatively simple things that are a big deal for them.

Like I said above, you don't have to help all of them, nor could you probably, but just take some time out of your day to help however you can.

Because even though alone we can only accomplish so much by ourselves, together we can change the world.

August 26, 2008

Wolf and Sheep

Politicians are full of crap, every single last one of them, full of crap. We like to watch the D.N.C. (Democratic National Convention) on the news channels, wear a button proclaiming our support of one party or another, and believe every last one of the lies they spout every time there is a camera around.
You know what kind of a politician I would vote for, a poor one, who's been through a lot of crap, is on an anti-depressant, and has had to use food stamps at least once in their adult life.
It'd be nice to have someone in office who isn't after our wallets, oil, and a nice retirement check.
How about someone that knows what it's like to be in the lower class, and I'm not talking when they were a kid, I'm talking as an adult.
No more lawyers(how many jokes about them do we need before we stop electing them to office), former politicians children, rich kids, or life long politicians. They don't understand what it's like to really be hurting at the gas pump, join the military just so you can have something to go to college with, or what it's like anymore to make the choices that we "normal" people make on a daily basis, just to survive.
Politicians are like hookers; they tell you what you want to hear, make you feel good about yourself for a bit, than screw you out of every last penny you've got on you.
Now I know you're saying "A person without any of that wouldn't have the experience to run the country or even a small county", well I say that's what advisers are for.
The president needs to understand the people to be for the people, not of a whole other class way above the people.
And lets face it, we haven't had a president in or run for office since the very beginning that had any idea of what the people really want. John McCain and Barrack Obama don't know what "real" life is like any more than Tom Cruise or Britney Spears. We've made politicians rich and given them power, let's start making them actually work for us. We are their employers, not their employees.