Don't Let Your Parents Join the AARP

Jack Cashill
The American Association of Retired Persons purports to be a "a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization . . . dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age."

As people age, they tend to grow more conservative. In the 2012 presidential election, for instance, people in the 45-64 demographics voted for Romney over Obama by a 51 to 47 margin. Those over 65 voted for Romney 56 to 44.

People over 50 tend to go to church more frequently as well. 53 percent of those over 65 attend church regularly as do 43 percent of those between 50 and 65. In the 18-29 set that number drops to 35 percent.

Given AARP's relentless propagandizing that it is "for all" older adults, one wonders how this description of Bloomington, Indiana, in the AARP Bulletin's article on "10 Great Small Cities for Retirement" got by the organization's Ministry of Truth:

While rural Indiana is a stronghold of fundamentalist Christianity, Bloomington residents are likely to say that they're not religious in any way. The popular gay publication, The Advocate, named Bloomington the fourth gayest city in America. Bloomington votes overwhelmingly Democrat in what is otherwise a swing state.

Of note, Bloomington also has more mimes per capita than any city in Indiana! Please share this with someone you love!

The American Association of Retired Persons purports to be a "a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization . . . dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age."

As people age, they tend to grow more conservative. In the 2012 presidential election, for instance, people in the 45-64 demographics voted for Romney over Obama by a 51 to 47 margin. Those over 65 voted for Romney 56 to 44.

People over 50 tend to go to church more frequently as well. 53 percent of those over 65 attend church regularly as do 43 percent of those between 50 and 65. In the 18-29 set that number drops to 35 percent.

Given AARP's relentless propagandizing that it is "for all" older adults, one wonders how this description of Bloomington, Indiana, in the AARP Bulletin's article on "10 Great Small Cities for Retirement" got by the organization's Ministry of Truth:

While rural Indiana is a stronghold of fundamentalist Christianity, Bloomington residents are likely to say that they're not religious in any way. The popular gay publication, The Advocate, named Bloomington the fourth gayest city in America. Bloomington votes overwhelmingly Democrat in what is otherwise a swing state.

Of note, Bloomington also has more mimes per capita than any city in Indiana! Please share this with someone you love!