Grey-Haired Brigade

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by Diamondback, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Diamondback

    Diamondback Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2009
    Silver City, Oklahoma
    Grey-Haired Brigade

    They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers,

    and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers"

    getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time.

    We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are

    not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our

    children, worshiped our God and grown old together.

    Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill,

    and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely,

    there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

    In school we studied English, history, math, and

    science which enabled us to lead America into

    the technological age. Most of us remember what

    outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience.

    We remember the days of telephone party-lines,

    25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered

    to our homes. For those of you who don't know

    what an icebox is, today they are electric and

    referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember

    when cars were started with a crank.

    Yes, we lived those days.

    We are probably considered old fashioned and

    out-dated by many. But there are a few

    things you need to remember before completely

    writing us off. We won World War II, fought in

    Korea and Viet Nam.

    We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance,

    and know where to place our hand while doing so.

    We wore the uniform of our country with pride

    and lost many friends on the battlefield.

    We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America,

    we fought for the "Land of the Free and the

    Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms

    but carried the same flag.

    We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner,

    America ,and America the Beautiful by heart,

    and you may even see some tears running

    down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived

    what many of you have only read about in

    history books and we feel no obligation

    to apologize to anyone for America.

    Yes, we are old and slow these days but

    rest assured, we have at least one good

    fight left in us. We have loved this country,

    fought for it, and died for it, and now we are

    going to save it. It is our country and nobody

    is going to take it away from us. We took

    oaths to defend America against all enemies,

    foreign and domestic, and that is an

    oath we plan to keep. There are those

    who want to destroy this land we love but,

    like our founders, there is no way

    we are going to remain silent.

    It was mostly the young people of this

    nation who elected Obama and the

    Democratic Congress. You fell for the

    "Hope and Change" which in reality was

    nothing but "Hype and Lies."

    You have tasted socialism and seen

    evil face to face, and have found you

    don't like it after all. You make a lot

    of noise, but most are all too interested

    in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder"

    to be involved in such mundane things

    as patriotism and voting. Many of those

    who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are

    now having buyer's remorse.

    With all the education we gave you,

    you didn't have sense enough to see

    through the lies and instead drank the

    'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price

    and complaining about it. No jobs,

    lost mortgages, higher taxes, and

    less freedom. This is what you voted

    for and this is what you got. We entrusted

    you with the Torch of Liberty and you

    traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

    Well, don't worry youngsters,

    the Grey-Haired Brigade is here,

    and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation.

    We may drive a little slower than you

    would like but we get where we're going,

    and in 2012 we're going to the polls by

    the millions. This land does not belong

    to the man in the White House nor to

    the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

    It belongs to "We the People" and

    "We the People" plan to reclaim

    our land and our freedom.

    We hope this time you will do a

    better job of preserving it and passing

    it along to our grandchildren.

    So the next time you have the chance

    to say the Pledge of Allegiance,

    Stand up, put your hand over your heart,

    honor our country, and thank God

    for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

    Author, Anon. Grey-Haired Brigade Member
  2. Sig Willy

    Sig Willy Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Well said and much needed.

  3. denny 714

    denny 714 Member

    Oct 5, 2010
    Thank-You Diamondback !!!.....

    Denny G,
  4. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Thanks for posting that. Well said.
  5. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2011
    Church Hill TN
  6. flboots

    flboots Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Northeast Florida
  7. 45silverback

    45silverback New Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    Like my Brother in law is fond of saying "I may be half the man I once was, but that still Makes me twice the man you are right now".

    They are underestimating us by a stretch.

    But be aware, there are young ones who share our convictions. My Son is a hard core, tatted-up rocker. He is also a vet who did six years in the AF, went to Iraq, finished his time with a 15 month stint in the ROK, and holds the same values we do. He took the oath, and he still lives it. And he has brought a bunch of his bandmates around. They thrive on the 1st amendment. He has loudly, and proudly convinced them all that the second protects the first. And he holds nothing back when behind the microphone, and gets good resonse from a majority of the crowd.
  8. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

    Sep 21, 2012
    The red in the stars and stripes stands for the blood we shed for this country, which is why we salute said flag with a tear in the eye for lost comarades and yes we will NOT let this nation fall apart or we will die making sure it does not (all within the law of course):cool:
  9. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    And I am part of the Grey Haired Brigade.
  10. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    My uncle used to say, "Sure there's a generation gap. And if you youngsters run just as hard and fast as you can you just might be able to catch up!!"
  11. cheesewiz

    cheesewiz Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    Well put .....:) pretty much says it all . Ditto
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