WHAT IS NORMAL TODAY
My old friend, Hank Fahrlander sent me this basic outline and I had fun adjusting the basic outline to match my life. My life was fun trip until I now have to watch my wife of 60 years, Norma suffer with Dementia.
I USED TO BE WHAT I THOUGHT WAS NORMAL?
I know we presently live in “troubled times”, but I can think of far more troubled times I remember: Cold War. Vietnam War, Korean War, World War II, and the Great Depression. Earlier we had World War I, the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, the Roman Empire, the Greek Empire, slavery in Babylon [“Babylonian Exile”], slavery in Egypt, snake in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve – did anyone ever say that life would be easy ?
As a man, I used to think I was pretty much just a regular person, but I was born white, into a two-parent household which now, whether I like it or not, makes me “Privileged”, a racist and responsible for slavery, even though my ancestors and I have never wanted or owned a slave.
I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me a fascist because I plan, budget & support myself.
I went to High School, served in the military during the Korean War, finished my Masters at age 47 and held a job until I lived the American dream and created 8 businesses in four countries. I retired 26 years ago. I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was “advantaged”.
I am heterosexual, which according to “gay” folks, now makes me a homophobe.
I believe in the 2nd Amendment, and am a member of the NRA which makes me an active member of the “vast NRA gun lobby!” I have a License to Carry a gun which makes me dangerous.
I will soon be older than 90, making me a useless person who doesn’t quite understand Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
I think and I reason, and I doubt most of what the “mainstream” media tells me, which makes me a “Right-wing conspiracy nut”. I am proud of my heritage & our inclusive American culture, making me a xenophobe.
I believe in hard work and fair play, a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, according to each individual’s merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.
I believe our system guarantees freedom of effort – not freedom of outcome or subsidies, which must make me a borderline sociopath.
I believe in the defense & protection of America for and by all citizens, now making me a militant.
I am proud of our flag, what it stands for and the many who died to let it fly, so I stand & salute during our National Anthem – so I must be a racist.
Please help me come to terms with the new me because I’m just not sure who I am anymore!
And as if all this nonsense leftist-labelling me a privileged, advantaged, racist, fascist, homophobe, infidel, gun-nut, old, right-winger, xenophobicanti-socialist, sociopath, militant, wasn’t enough to deal with – now I don’t even know which restroom to use and …………….. I gotta Go MUCH MORE FREQUENTLY!!
ANON…Adjusted to fit my own life, Clyde Brewer
Maybe not an exact copy Clyde, but we are on the same page.