The world is crazier than most people know. But I know. I was a clinical social worker for forty years. I am a witness. I retired from social work to write about the sad, the mad, and the savage; with whom I have spent most of my life. I have decided to translate these stories into fiction, because, as a co-worker once said, "You couldn't make this sh*t up. No one would believe you."

Saturday, September 4, 2010

BOOMERS, CHECK YOUR VALUES


Old fashioned values….gotta love ‘em. True American values, yessiree.

I have those good old family values. Sadly, nobody believes me because I’m kind of liberal. Most folks think I attend gay weddings where they eat babies, drink soldiers’ blood, dance to Muslim tunes and pay for it all with money stolen from honest corporations.

A dear friend of mine is a registered Republican and said to me, “I know I can’t afford to be, but it’s the values, you know?”

By damn, then, I’m gonna vote Republican. They believe in the family, right? To hell with those baby munching liberals.
I’m going to vote for representatives who make sure I get no health care, no mortgage assistance, no tax breaks or anything that might hold my family together! I’m gonna vote for red blooded representatives who support our troops, by God; who needs a flak vest in a bomb zone anyhow! I’m gonna vote for representatives who make sure American business is protected, so it can go build plants overseas! I’m gonna vote for representatives who bail out banks, so CEO’s can continue their luxurious lifestyles, they must deserve it, they work so hard putting all that money into lousy investments!

Yessiree, it’s the values, you know?

1 comment:

  1. I hate feeling this way, but values are dead. The "ME" generation has morphed into the "ALL MINE and F*CK YOU" generation: in other words, Republicans. I am divorced, worked hard all my life, have survived cancer thanks to BC/BS with a HUGE balance but less than what it would have been without insurance, am retired but worrying I may have to return to work. I pray that I don't get cancer again because Medicare will cheerfully let me die over unpaid balances or I will starve because I will try to pay what would have gone for food or freeze to death because I can't afford rent. For those who love and know me, I will be grieved by them; for Republicans my death will be taxes saved. Fuck 'em; let's go back to stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.

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