Monday, September 11, 2006

My 9/11 Post


I feel obligated to write something about the 5th anniversary of September 11th, 2001, for no other reason than because everyone else surely is.

But I don’t want to write anything. We’re still at war. You memorialize after the fighting stops. Problem is, who knows when the fighting will stop?

And I’m sorry if I sound like a kalte Litvak/ heartless Republican, but all these memorials miss the main point. They all focus on the individuals: the firefighter, the stockbroker, the police officer, all those tales of tragedy that pull at the heart. CNN is running its original coverage of the day. I can’t bare to watch or listen to it. It’s too tough, too painful to listen to.

But all of this treats 9/11 as a tragedy, along the likes of a natural disaster like a hurricane or earthquake. Catastrophic event happens, people die, people are saved, heroes are made, and some of them don’t walk out alive.

But 9/11 wasn’t a natural disaster. It wasn’t even really a terrorist attack. A terrorist attack is a bomb on a bus, or a shooting rampage at an airport.

9/11 was premeditated act of war against the United States of America. The only event in American history that compares was the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor was an attack against all of us.

It was an attack on our nation. The sailors who died where just the ones that just were in the way. The same is true for 9/11. It wasn’t an attack against the FDNY, the WTC, or New York. It was an attack on every single person in this country.

As we remember what happened five years ago today, we must not forget that 9/11 was caused by murderous Islamofacists whose goals are to kill a whole lot of us, and subjugate the rest. You think living in a country under control of a evangelical Christian is bad? Try living under a Muslim Caliphate.

Our nation slept through the ‘90’s. 9/11 was our wake-up call. Let’s not forget that.

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