Smoky-Drinky night once more. A quick rant before I go.
We're all getting older. Can't be helped. I'm still a decade from retirement age but I doubt there'll be any chance of pottering around an allotment. I'll still be working and fighting off Government attempts to move me into some tiny box somewhere so they can give my house away to someone who hasn't worked for it.
There are often comments on age-related articles to the effect of 'Why should we taxpayers pay for the elderly? Why should we pay for their diseases that they've brought on themselves by smoking and drinking? Why should the state pick up the bill?'
A clue for the clueless: the state should pick up the bill when we're old BECAUSE WE HAVE ALREADY PAID IT.
It's not our fault the government has taken that money and pissed it away. We have paid for the NHS, the care homes, all of it and we are not going to get our money's worth. Not even close.
Treatment of the elderly gets worse every year. I have seen them, for some years now, having to go outside the don't-care homes for a smoke in the snow. The Greens kill them with heating bills they can't pay, the NHS kills them with neglect, and now the Cameroid wants to work them to death.
Oh, you twenty-and thirty-somethings can bleat and whine about your taxes paying for this and paying for that but look at the situation. Really look. Treatment of the elderly gets worse every year. Soon they will be forced out of the homes they've paid for and be denied the treatments they've paid for. They'll be put in the Wrinkle Ghetto where you don't have to see them, they'll be working on minimum wage or perhaps no wage, just to cover the cost of that little box they've been given in exchange for their house. They will not be permitted to smoke or drink or do anything that is not approved.
Then when they die they won't be buried because you bastards have built houses on every square inch of land to house your lovely immigrants. Instead they will be 'sent somewhere warm'. The power station.
Feeling smug, youngster? Thinking 'Good. It'll save money'? Well reflect on this one.
You're getting older too. How bad will the treatment of the elderly be by the time it's your turn? Can you grasp what 'early retirement to a nice warm place' might mean in twenty years' time? All the while, your children will be complaining about they are paying for you. Looking forward to that?
Right, I'm off to smoke and drink to excess and if you young sods think I am going to feel even a twinge of guilt in twenty years or so when I'm utterly wrecked and costing the NHS loads of money, you are welcome to visit my whisky-soaked and tobacco-stained withered shell and watch me not care.
Do not expect a warm welcome.