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9/11, eleven years on, can we stop picking at the scab now?

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It’s the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 crime, when a tiny band of extremists flew airplanes into buildings in NY and Washington. Here we are eleven years later, still picking at the national scab. There is zero chance anyone alive that day is going to forget, so I for one am really really tired of the endless memorializing that still surrounds this event more than a decade later. Or look at it this way, if a family you knew was brutally murdered by criminals, would you and your friends relive the event every year on the anniversary of their deaths? Is that what they would have wanted? Of course not, they would have wanted their friends and family to mourn their deaths … and move on with their lives. We live our lives for the living, not for the dead.  Making 9/11 a part of our national identity is a victory for Al Qaeda and Bin Laden, they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams with the enthusiastic cooperation of our sensation obsessed media … encouraged by a interventionist war-profiteering cabal in Washington.

That’s the real crime of 9/11, a crime that dwarfs that of Bin Laden. Within hours the militarists and neocon interventionists in Washington were creaming in their pants, because 9/11 was the biggest blank check warmongers had ever been handed in the USA. If we had had real leadership in Washington, our leaders would have urged us to mourn and move on, and our only response to 9/11 would have been to harden cockpit doors and hunt down Bin Laden like the cockroach he was. And, God willing, maybe even look at ourselves and how our policies in the Middle East inspired Bin Laden to take up arms against America in the first place. Nope, just endless flag waving, endless demonizing of Muslims (99.999% of whom aren’t terrorists,) and  endless fear-mongering. To this day just as many Americans are afraid of terrorists as they were the day after 9/11, even though the intervening decade has shown that lightning and shark attack are far more likely to kill Americans in the USA than terrorist attacks. In fact most of the terror victims in the USA since 9/11 have been American Muslims and Sikhs killed by their vengeful American neighbours.

Yet eleven years later the spending goes on, the expansion of government and the military goes on, the erosion of our freedoms in the name of security goes on, and the endless wars inspired by 9/11 go on. The only war that didn’t go on was Iraq, because the Iraqis kicked us out. And every year we have annual tear jerking ceremonies to celebrate the day when we turned into a nation of cowards and let a madman from Saudi Arabia dictate our foreign policy and insinuate himself into our national  identity. To endlessly eulogize the dead of 9/11 is to make Bin Laden immortal and give comfort to our enemies, is this really what Americans want? How many Americans can remember the name of a single American killed that day? How many Americans will remember Bin  Laden’s name until the day they die?

I rest my case.

(The above image is from a  friend in Egypt, where, like most people in the Middle East, their view is a bit different than the typical American’s. They don’t hate us for our freedoms, the Arab Springs bears that out; they hate our wars and meddling in the Middle East. Note I didn’t say they hate us for our wars, they mourn our dead too as the above graphic shows. God rest the souls of all who died that day, but it’s time to move on.)

Written by unitedcats

September 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

Posted in History, Propaganda, Terrorism

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  1. Wow Doug, I couldn’t agree with you more. Thank you for confirming what I have thought for several years now. I am also concerned for the families of people who were personally hurt by the attack. It is time for them to heal and be able to more on. But oh no!!!! we must keep this alive and festering. Yes, the terrorist did win that round. We are currently on a path to destroy what little freedoms we had left.

    Lee Whittaker

    September 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  2. YOU KNOW WHAT DOUG? YOU ARE A FUCKING CUNT PIECE OF SHIT WINGNUT LIB WITH FAIRY DREAMS AND CATS. YOU OBVIOUSLY DONT KNOW ANYONE WHO LOST A LOVED ONE ON THAT DAY OR MAYBE MORE THAN ONE PERSON.
    YOU NEVER ATTENDED ANY OF THE FUNERALS OR FELT THE UTTER DEVESTATION OF THAT DAY. PROBABLY YAWNED AND CHANGED THE KITTY LITTER…
    FUCK YOU. THATS FROM ME PERSONALLY, THE PEOPLE I KNEW, AND ALL THE ONES I KNOW WHO LOST LOVED ONES, FAMILIES, ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.
    SO MANY PEOPLE ARE ALIVE YET EMOTIONALLY DEAD BECAUSE OF THAT DAY.
    AND FUCK THE IRAQUIES AND AFGHANS THAT GOT KILLED, THIS DAY ISNT ABOUT THEM. THATS FOR ANOTHER BLOG.
    YOU ARE A REAL INSENSITIVE ASSHOLE WHO IM NOW CONVINCED NEVER HADTHE SLIGHTEST GRASP OF REALITY, OR THE COMMON SENSE OF YOUR AVERAGE GROUND SLOTH.

    Steve

    September 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    • YOU are the wingnut.

      sjb3

      September 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    • Steve is the one in left field, Doug. He is one of the people who keeps the wounds alive with hate. As I said before, it is time for the families and friends to heal. Picking at a wound keeps it festering and poisoning the system and the mind.

      Lee Whittaker

      September 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    • Trollin’, trollin’, trollin’…

      kitchenmudge

      September 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm

  3. My best friends’ brother was a firefighter in New York and lost his life on 9/11. I cannot believe the crap that this Steve guy writes. It would actually be mature of you if you could express a thought without using fowl language. And my friend for 10 years went the the memorial service, and this year, she moved on with her life. She has so much to live for now, she is married with a young child now. She can still remember her brother in her own way, I do not think that we need televised 3 hour long broadcasts of devastated family members crying. They need to live their lives. I totally agree with Doug on this one, and Steve you should be ashamed of yourself, and there were plenty of nationalities that were killed that day, not just Americans.

    Jennifer Goodyear

    September 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm

  4. […] of the people being Steve, who blew a gasket over my 9/11 post. No offence was meant, I have friends in New York City, but apparently plenty was taken. I’m […]


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