Member Rara Avis
Well Ron, I was referring to the AARP, which is a PAC. They only really care about those 65+ whom they claim to speak for with one voice. They could really give a tinker's cuss about anyone younger, unless, of course, those younger were no longer paying into Social Security.
I disagree, Ali.
My parents belonged to AARP, and they both cared. Having just turned 55 this year, I'm eligible for AARP, and I, too, care. Indeed, I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who gives a tinker's cuss about their own children. That you disagree with AARP's aims is clear. Demonizing them, however, lends no strength to your disagreement, but rather implies your argument can't stand on its own merits.
People are people. Belonging to organizations or groups does little to change their underlying nature. AARP, ACLU, Christian, Muslim, Democrat, Republican, everyone is motivated by largely the same base, selfish desires. That you can't immediately convince them your base, selfish desires should hold sway over theirs doesn't make them monsters.