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Angry Old White Men are the heart of the Conservative Movement and have been since forever.

But not all Angry Old White Men are alike.

To my fellow seniors who are upset and alarmed at this, I have a message: Stop feeling sorry for yourself! Enough of your whining! The world is changing, and it's about time you got off your mental easy chair and did the same! Your stubborn resistance to change is maddening!
Upset about gay lifestyle? I am married more than 40 years ... to a woman ... and I do not in any way feel threatened by gays and lesbians who wish to be wed. Here's some advice – one senior to another – try minding your own business.
When I see you no longer eating pork or working on Sunday, then I'll take your Bible-based opposition to gay marriage seriously.
And while you are at it, stop complaining about this so-called “socialist” president as you sit in your easy chairs collecting both Medicare and Social Security. And don't swallow the hogwash about a Republican saving Medicare and a Democrat “robbing” it. Please, don't make seniors look senile by swallowing that lie.

But it gets better.  This letter gets to the heart of it, White Anxiety.

And, yes, there is a black man in the White House. It's a sign of the changing face of America. I fully understand for many this is an uncomfortable sign; your old world is gone. For most, what you feel is not bigotry; it's fear. Deep down fear.
Please! It's 2012. Stop fearing change! Embrace it! Welcome it as we did so many years ago because change is here and will continue with or without our help.
The lesson here is that not all Angry Old White Men are conservative.

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On 9/2/12 at 11:39 AM, Loopsadaisy wrote:

I love this guy. 60, straight, white, male.

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On 9/2/12 at 12:26 PM, Gwendolyn wrote:

Great article. Anger is usually the direct response to fear. As a 63 year old woman (married for 45 years to the same man) I work against those who would take away the rights of others, especially women, but am not angry - just determined.

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On 9/2/12 at 02:22 PM, codairem wrote:

Excellent letter. I'm with you, Charlie Lawrence. If Ryan and Romney get elected, wave goodbye to guaranteed Social Security and Medicare. We'll be back to the 30s when seniors were the poorest segment of the population.

Silvio Levy (white, male, 53)

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