Monday, November 28, 2011

Guest Post; Potent, Passionate and Political


My daughter, Kerry Henline Klein, sent me this message last night. She is without work and times are hard for her and her Significant Other. Being senior citizens on a fixed income,there is little we can do to help. She finally boiled over and this is the result.


Between Thanksgiving and now (not to mention everything else going on in my life) I have a lot to think about. Life these days is hard. It's not easy or fun making ends meet day to day for most folks, especially the older generation and those who do the jobs that most consider beneath them. But we do those jobs to live and help those who are retired and we want to make sure they can live the rest of their lives in reasonable comfort. Then there is making sure the children in our lives have food and an education...free education??? YEA RIGHT! Even a college education you work and pay for yourself doesn't mean you will be able to have a good life these days.

I do remember a day if you worked hard for a day's pay you got a fair day's pay. The last few years I worked for 911 I didn't even get a cost of living raise, yet I had to be there and was expected to neglect my life and family should a huge catastrophic event happen. 9/11 happened... the next few days at 911 dispatch were so quiet. So quiet it was scary. It seems that things have gone to hell from 9/11.

I'm tired of those with money making more money and thinking they are doing the 99% a favor by giving them a job that can't even pay a month's worth of bills. SCREW YOU! We need Kennedy and Clinton back in office together! Back when they were president even the homeless had a chance to get back on their feet! Republicans did nothing but screw what America is SUPPOSED to be at the behest of their corporate owners.

I rarely speak my mind on most political or religious issues, but I am sick and tired of being on the bottom of the pile in the 99%! I remember when Clinton was in office.... life was actually better for the "little" people. We are the BACK BONE OF AMERICA! And when the BACK BONE IS happy.... so should the "privileged" be.... but NOOOOO! They are too greedy and selfish and care NOTHING for their fellow HUMANS WHO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE WHAT THEY WANT...NOT NEED! We struggled to have a good Thanksgiving because of CORPORATE-OWNED REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVES! To hell with all of you! I want my life back! All I want to do is earn an honest days wage and live a normal life.That was what America was about to begin with! Pardon me but... SCREW YOU REPUBLICANS AND 1%! I have rights too! And I'll be DAMNED if I won't take them back, even if I have to take them from YOU!

Start looking over your shoulder... you're about to have to live like a REAL American again.... try WORKING! I'm there and I will bring you down. If something catastrophic were to happen, you would be the 1st to go down.... I have a good chance of surviving.... screw you. 1%... you are screwing yourself by breaking the nation's backbone! That backbone will bite back and take what THEY MADE. You sure as hell didn't nor could you do the really hard stuff! You'd BEST think really hard or you will eventually regret it.

This, from one of the 99%, is a promise... not a threat...a promise. Sleep tight asshats, republicans and the just plain ignorant idiots born with a silver spoon. There will be a day of reckoning, and that silver spoon won't mean S***! And who will you depend on to survive???? Think about it dumbasses. I know I will... I doubt you will, if I have a say in it.

I need my teeth taken care of... I can't come up with the $3000 to have them pulled much less the money for my choppers! I need glasses... I can't pay the $500 bill to get an exam and a decent pair of glasses so I can see properly. I need to go to my DR for other health reasons too many to mention... I IGNORE THEM! If I end up with cancer.... guess what... I die in pain cause I have no insurance. Bet I won't even get a Tylenol to ease the pain as if it will do any good.

Because I actually will work instead of thinking my fellow humans are farm animals to be used, this is my future. Let the tables turn... I would LOVE to see the 1% hold their own! LOLOL!!!! Plant a field...harvest a field... YEAH RIGHT! Sweep a floor, wash your own clothes, grow your own food, prepare your own meals, take care of a medical issue with a little common sense. The 1% could NOT survive without the 99%! Watch out the 1%.... you are going to be in for a RUDE awakening soon! We will NOT allow you to run us down or treat us as slave labor. Our founding Fathers would be sooooo ashamed of you! America is supposed to be a chance for one and all.... you're trying make it a Hitler-type fascist state!

Just wait until you have no one to wipe your ass when you're sick, or cook your food or feed you or grow/buy your food.... you get the drift. Try hemming and mending your own clothes...I dare you. Yes... I'M F****** PISSED AND HAVE HAD ENOUGH! I'm tired of not being able to do simple things that the 1% toss around like candy. Oh... GAS IN MY CAR! FOOD ON MY TABLE! FIX MY CAR! GO TO THE DR! A NEEDED NEW PAIR OF SHOES, A BADLY NEEDED NEW BRA! Need I go on???? I've had it... the gloves are off.


My daughter is proud and has always worked for what she needed. She just wants a chance to work and make the money she needs to live. This is not what I envisioned for my children. I understand your anger, Pooh. I am angry, too and my heart hurts for you. I love you.


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mom, I love you too!

Lori said...

Hope you don't mind, I am linking to you! I LIKE THIS!

Sam Henline said...

I'm proud of you, Pooh!
:.)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lori!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sam!

Linda said...

Excellent letter! I know where she gets her passion!

Kerry said...

Thank you all so very much!

Sandy Young said...

I suspect that Kerry's feelings are shared by most of the 99%. When corporations have become people and money is free speech, there is a basic flaw in the system.

My husband has also become unemployed. We struggle as well, and Kerry's anger at the inability to visit a doctor, go to the dentist or purchase new underwear is a feeling I know well. Especially during this season when mankind is supposed to be kind, caring and compassionate towards one another....and then you turn on the news and see the Black Friday hordes becoming more and more greedy and less and less thoughtful.

At the little Walmart in my small community, there was rampant theft, blood literally in the aisles, and the store people said that Black Friday was a disaster! However, there was a lot of stuff sold in Walmart's and other stores across the nation, so despite people being injured, avarice and greed won the day! Black Friday, a tradtion that only 23% of American's partake in, is as ensconced in our holidays as turkey and pumpkin pie, it seems!

There have been increasing numbers of times in the past few years when I shake my head and feel shame at my nation and what we have become, but never more than now when we turn our backs on the many, the sick, the poor, the disenfranchised and see the powerful scramble like mad to obtain more and insure that others cannot get to it. The America I learned was not in any danger of a Revolution like the French, the Russian...but now I am not so sure....every day I wait for a politician or a 1%er to say the equivalent of "Let them eat cake! "

Anonymous said...

You go girl you tell'em. It's all true I know cause even I have a hard time trying to get things for my family. I know it's just me and my fiancee' and our 2 fur babies but things are way too tight for everyone all over the USA and something needs to be done now not later NOW. So Kerry you tell them make them sweat give them hell I agree with you on it all.

CullyRay said...

wow... you made me cry, and I love Pooh, too (very glad to meet you :-), I'm Cully)

Kerry said...

I truely appreciate all this support! I'm a little weepy now! Thank you all so very, very much!

Litha Jameson said...

I've been stuck in this same rat trap myself since May 2009 when I lost my decent paying job. I check the paper and the job boards but there only seems to be part time or temporary work anymore. And I've taken any job as it's been offered to me; part time or temporary and all of them have paid me a wage that I made over 10 years ago before I had 10+ yrs exp and a degree. And my husband works a blue collar construction job where travels 2 hrs 1 way to get to it and is expected to work at least a 10 hr day and taking 15 min to literally choke down your lunch is frowned upon. He does this 6 days a week. Again, for little pay because it's not union and if they try to unionize the owner will just fire them because there are so many people out of work willing to take their places. I totally hear you on this Kerry... We are watching all our dreams slowly go up in flames. Hugs to you...

Robin said...

Interesting that you would post this today. I spent some time over the holiday weekend pondering why the United States, a wealthy western nation, does not have universal health care. Every other western country has been able to provide this to its citizens and has for many years. A Canadian blogger even commented at FMF that one of the things she is most grateful for is having universal health care.

Of course, I realize that a little matter like health care is hardly as important as say... a reality "celebrity" spending $10 million on a wedding for a marriage that lasts 72 days. Just saying.

Robin said...

Robin, you have asked the question I have asked....many times. In the US of A, everything is overpriced and for sale, including our healthcare. It's disgusting.

Sandy Young said...

In a country that puts a price on their children, and breaks up families to foster an industry, you wonder why we don't have free health care? Seriously? There is a price on EVERYTHING in the US....EVERYTHING. And, if you cannot pay the price, you can die. You heard them at the Republican Debates, I know. This cannot be a surprise....

john 4160 said...
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Robin said...

John 4160, I removed your comment for three reasons: 1-It had nothing to do with the content of this post. 2-It was disrespectful of natural mothers. 3-This blog is MY soapbox...not yours. It is NOT a forum for debate or did you not read my page header?

dikvipreal said...

Thank you for sharing.

kitta said...

Good work Kerry!



Remember this? About the Statue of Liberty? We learned it in school..hard to believe this was once considered a national ideal.

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Emma Lazarus


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