Saturday, September 12, 2009
Let us remember ...
Yesterday, did you notice how many times what happened on September 11, 2001 was called a "tragedy," or a "tragic event" ...?! A tornado is a "tragedy." When a passenger train derails, that's a tragedy as well.
What happened on 9-11-01 was a coordinated attack by Muslim fundamentalists against the very fabric of liberty-loving American society, and its capitalistic underpinning.
So, how did "we" react on this, Year 8 of the War on Terror ...? Well, the President of the United States called it a "day of service," and his Secretary of Heath and Human Services said the perfect way to remember 9/11 is to wash yer hands to avoid the swine flu. No shit.
After reading this, if you don't get mad, you ain't shit (sorry, but it's true) ...
Eight years ago today, our homeland was attacked by fanatical Muslims inspired by Saudi Arabian bigotry. Three thousand American citizens and residents died.
We resolved that we, the People, would never forget. Then we forgot.
We've learned nothing.
Instead of cracking down on Islamist extremism, we've excused it.
Instead of killing terrorists, we free them.
Instead of relentlessly hunting Islamist madmen, we seek to appease them.
We've dishonored our dead and whitewashed our enemies. A distinctly unholy alliance between fanatical Islamists abroad and a politically correct "elite" in the US has reduced 9/11 to the status of a non-event, a day for politicians to preen about how little they've done.
We've forgotten the shock and the patriotic fury Americans felt on that bright September morning eight years ago. We've forgotten our identification with fellow citizens leaping from doomed skyscrapers. We've forgotten the courage of airline passengers who would not surrender to terror.
We've forgotten the men and women who burned to death or suffocated in the Pentagon. We've forgotten our promises, our vows, our commitments.
We've forgotten what we owe our dead and what we owe our children. We've even forgotten who attacked us.
We have betrayed the memory of our dead. In doing so, we betrayed ourselves and our country. Our troops continue to fight -- when they're allowed to do so -- but our politicians have surrendered.
Are we willing to let the terrorists win?
-- Ralph Peters, "Betraying Our Dead," New York Post, 11 September 2009