11 September 2011

Ten Years Later

Some times the best thing you can do is repeat yourself. Ten years after the attacks of 9/11 we are still involved in two unnecessary wars creating even more anguish in the world. There is a better way to resolve differences than with the slaughter of innocents just to get the bad guys.


Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thank you.

Laree said...

Three Days after the attacks of September 11th 2001, Bill White and the folks at Intrepid, decided to change the view of what OBL would be viewing on his television. Turns out Bill White was right OBL, liked to watch the response to his handiwork. Bill White, we changed what he would be watching when he turned on his tv, it was like giving him the middle finger.

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Travis Cody said...

I think that we let our government go down the wrong path because as a nation we were so focused on our grief and outrage that we didn't form the national will to hold our response to the path of justice. And so we ended up in Iraq for a decade when that wasn't necessary. And it took 10 years to get bin Laden.

Linda said...

I've got mixed feelings about yesterday's 10-year anniversary remembrances of 9/11 as - call me unpatriotic if you want to - it just seems like a bit much and it seems to mostly open old scars and pour salt back into wounds that have been trying to heal.

Yes, it was horrific. Yes, it was tragic. Yes, it was an inhumane act masterminded by hatred. However, it happened and ten years later we don't seem to be much further along than we were on September 12, 2001.

As I was watching yesterday's memorial at Ground Zero I couldn't help but think about other horrific attacks against America - by Japan at Pearl Harbor and by one of our own in Oklahoma City but where's the churned-up outrage of those acts of terrorism? Why does 9/11 have to be the defining moment of this country? Yes, it brought everyone together as a nation for a brief moment in time - American flags and anything red, white, and blue flew off of the shelves but then what?

Then we went back to doing what we do best here in this country - putting ourselves first and making a political mess out of everything thinking that we've been granted some God-given right to be better than anyone else.

I'm not unsympathetic to those who lost loved ones on 9/11 at all nor am I unsympathetic to those emergency workers who are now being afflicted by different cancers and illnesses but sometimes in life bad things happen and they happen to good people but revenge in the form of war is never the answer.

Rather than rip the bandage off of the wounds every year and cry out "Never forget!" maybe this country really should give peace a chance and consider learning and growing from those horrible acts of terrorism. So far I haven't really seen that happen, have you?

Jamie said...

I'm the same. I turned it all off and worked on my genealogy. I know it was tragic, but so was Oklahoma City. One event sent us into two wars that have been destructive to the US both socially and financially. The other is barely remembered, but both were terrorist attacks.

I don't like jingoism, my country right or wrong, all hail America. It's BS dreamed up so that the military/industrial complex can make more money at the expense of young lives. We have killed and displaced more than a hundred thousand people who never did a damn thing to us. That is why I keep putting out Twain's War Prayer. It was written because of the Spanish American War and the whole "remember the Maine" .

I honor and respect all those young people who go out to fight wars in our name. They are courageous and dedicated. They don't deserve to die or carry lifelong injuries for the sake of some elderly gung ho politician. It makes me very, very angry.