Rationing, death panels, socialized medicine . . . you can almost hear the desperation in the words.
What are they so desperately afraid of?
Think about it. Our president is not an old, white man. And who elected him? Blacks, Hispanics, women, and young people.
The demographics of power are shifting, playing out in this pseudo debate about health care reform. The same thing would be happening (and will happen) if we were talking about immigration, or energy policy.
I don’t yet consider myself an Elder, but until now I’ve always been proud to be a baby boomer. I thought we were going to change the world, but instead the world changed us. We had the power of numbers, and we all know what power ultimately does.
I’m also a hospice worker, and I’ve seen close up what happens to people who choose the rationed, socialized, death panel way: they die peacefully, at home with their loved ones.
I wish the same for all us baby boomers, once we stop hanging on by our fingernails.