September 11, 2001 Remembered
years ago on this date Americans had their worlds turned upside-down
with the news of hijacked airliners crashing into the two World Trade
Center towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
For a myriad of reasons ranging from political correctness to incompetence,
the many indicators of such an attack being perpetrated were ignored.
Then, as now, news agencies and government offices refuse to identify
the terrorists as extremist Muslims.
As you remember that horrific
day, keep in mind all of the American and ally servicemen who have died
or have been gravely wounded in following years, and think of the multitude
of freedoms you have lost since then. The same type of politicians that
prevented victory and caused maiming and death to our troops in Korea
and Vietnam have been responsible for similar heartbreak since 9-11-2001.
Lap dog news media people have abetted their agenda by refusing to properly
cover events involving or identifying suspects with an Arabic-sounding
name (who's a good boy?). Keep in mind as you have your "junk" touched,
your grandfather's pocket knife confiscated, or you missed your flight
at the airport, just who is responsible for the imposition on your existence.
Unreasonable search and seizure is a way of life nowadays. Your
personal Right to free speech is curtailed when attempting to speak
out or simply remind people of who the criminals are; you will surely
be accused of hate speech. The same people who decried wiretapping,
mail reading, and omnipresent surveillance are now doing it as a matter
of course to every citizen (and illegal immigrant) while assuring us
that the innocent have nothing to fear. Maybe you have been held at
a traffic stop or bus or train station in violation of your Constitutional
(remember that document?) promise of due process and of not being held
without charge. How about equal protection under the law? Is having
your fourth-generation grandmother singled out by a TSA agent for "random"
search while other people who fit a known potential terrorist profile
walk right through the screening area considered being equal? Is calling
the mass murder of unarmed U.S. troops at Ft. Hood an instance of workplace
violence rather than a terrorist attack protecting you or protecting
Major Malik Nidal Hasan? The answers are obvious.
the Federal Reserve floods the stock market and banks with e-money to
keep population satiated with ever-increasing amounts of food stamps,
unemployment benefits, free health care, invented rights to other people's
things, freedom to enter the country illegally and then demand their
"rights" along with access to the full bounty of American success, protection
against punishment and even preferred treatment if you are the right
color, religion, national origin, etc., etc., etc.
have struggled to build America into what it is (or was) and desire
to remember and dare to even - gasp! - celebrate our accomplishments
are demonized for resenting the insult. Is there any hope for
change? I used to think so, but not anymore. There is no longer any
effective opposition in positions of power. The enemy of America has
won in my view. We are a defeated country. The death blow was probably
a couple days ago when Russia trumped the U.S. on the Syrian chemical
Congratulations to all who have encouraged America's
defeat and to all who sat by and did nothing to prevent it. Enjoy this
week's editions of Honey BooBoo and Keeping Up with the
"Four score and seven years ago our
fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty,
and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now
we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or
any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met
on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion
of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their
lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper
that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate,
we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men,
living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above
our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long
remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished
work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It
is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before
us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to
that cause for which they gave the
last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these
dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall
have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the
people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Sorry, Mr. President, but it has perished.
Posted September 11, 2013
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