By Steve Moran
When I saw the message from Micky Gorrell, the director of Senior Services at WovenLife, to an article at Vox, without any comment, my immediate thought was what the h___? Why would someone send me a political article through LinkedIn? I mean it is a business site, and unless it is directly related to senior living, I hate mixing politics and senior living. It is not good for the soul and frankly, not good for business.
I Was Incensed
Here is the title of the article that set me off:
"It’s ridiculous that it’s unconstitutional for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for president.”
Because I am stupidly curious, I decided to read the article before I blasted her for sending me something so political.
Five paragraphs in I actually became even more incensed (but now for a very different reason) and it was then that it dawned on me as to why Mickey sent the article . . . and IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS!
Here is what got me going . . .
You can see that I deviated from my usual practice of linking back to the source article for something like this, but it is so repugnant that I honestly hope you don’t give it any extra views.
Just So Many Things Wrong With This
It displays the writer's extreme ignorance and arrogance about growing older.
Donald Trump's behavior in the White House as president has nothing to do with age. He has been out there aggressively expressing his opinion and touting his wonderfulness . . . well, pretty much . . . always!
“By age 70, everyone has lost a step or two both mentally and physically.” What is most frightening about this is I suspect he is not alone in believing this garbage.
I find myself thinking he'd be fine with every 70+ person just disappearing from the face of the earth.
It is things like this that remind us how important it is to fight ageism at every turn. I have challenged the author who's also the founder and publisher of Vox to let me publish a rebuttal to his ageist statements, but I bet he won’t.
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