Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Bill Cosby: "I'm 76 and tired

This should be required reading for every man, woman and child in Jamaica, the UK , United States of America , Canada , Australia and New Zealand and the rest of the world.
"I'm 76. Except for brief period in the 50's when I was doing my National Service, I've worked hard since I was 17. Except for some serious health challenges, I put in 50-hour weeks, and didn't call in sick in nearly 40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, it looks as though retirement was a bad idea, and I'm tired. Very tired. 
I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honour"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.

I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia , New Zealand, UK, America and Canada , while no one from these countries are allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other Arab country to teach love and tolerance..

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses or stick a needle in their arm while they tried to fight it off?

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

I'm really tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.

I'm also tired and fed up with seeing young men and women in their teens and early 20's be-deck them selves in tattoos and face studs, thereby making themselves un-employable and claiming money from the Government.

Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 76.. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter and her children. Thank God I'm on the way out and not on the way in.
No apologies are offered if you have seen this previously - it bears repetition!

Update: Doubt has been cast in respect of the authenticity of these words - to which I say it matters not as they are but that which an awful lot of people think and are beginning to say!


Woodsy42 said...

That covers a large part of the problem doesn't it, we just need lots more people to say it.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

W42: Cross-post it? Perhaps every commenter that follows might like to do the same?

BulloPill said...

It's all true. But if the law-abiding, silent majority who agree with Mr Cosby's statement want to do anything about it, what means are at their disposal? Politicos and media are all pursuing their own agenda, and don't listen to the little people, however squeezed and however loud the cries.
It won't end until there are barricades and tumbrils.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

BP: It is indeed all true - as is your last sentence!

pat astoria said...

This is bogus, went on Bill Cosby's site and he says he never wrote this.How stupid are people that they just take things they see on the internet and believe.My motto is read,research,verify!

WitteringsfromWitney said...

pa: Whether he said it or not (and I will amend my post to reflect that which you say) is beside the point.

The words are what one hell of a lot of people are thinking - and saying!

Anonymous said...

James Higham said...

I'm also tired and fed up with seeing young men and women in their teens and early 20's be-deck them selves in tattoos and face studs, thereby making themselves un-employable and claiming money from the Government.

Not just the young either.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Anon: Accepted but what I said to pa sill applies.......

JH: Very true!