14 Years Post 9/11

This post is timed to appear on the blog at the same time the first plane struck the World Trade Center on that day.

It is hard to think of the day any longer – it is like it happened in a different nation. A different era.

But I still can recall my first knowledge of it – getting the phone call from the east coast, turning on the TV just in time to see the second plane hit. I can still see in my mind’s eye the buildings collapsing.

A lot of time has passed. The national unity we had is long gone. We’re not even really fighting the sort of people who commit acts like that – and who will commit them against us, again, just as soon as they are able.

I suggested back in the aftermath of 9/11 that the sort of war we got was a Thirty Years War…a multi-decade effort which would have all sorts of twists and turns. It certainly has had that. How it all ends remains to be seen – but I don’t suspect it’ll end within the next ten years.

Pray for the repose of the souls who have died – those who died on 9/11 and those who had died since. Pray for those who stand up to defend us under arms. Pray for the conversion of the terrorists, that they may discover that peace and mercy are best.

7 thoughts on “14 Years Post 9/11

  1. Amazona September 12, 2015 / 10:51 am

    It is not that this topic was not important enough to respond to—it’s that it is a reminder of how far we, as a nation, have fallen plummeted since then.

    On 9/11, and in its aftermath, America respected and honored First Responders, acknowledging the courage and nobility it takes to run TOWARD danger instead of away from it, and today under this administration much of the nation despises police and plots to ambush and kill them.

    On 9/11, and in its aftermath, America understood that there is a violent hate movement dedicated to killing us. In America today, this is denied by its own leaders and questioned by many others, as our own government helps finance these hate groups and refuses to implement even basic security measures to keep them from infiltrating our country.

    On 9/11, and in its aftermath, Americans thought of themselves as Americans first, but in America today the very term is considered by many as a pejorative, a proof of being a “nationalist” (or worse, in the Brave New World in which words are constantly invented to express Leftist hatreds, “nativist”) which is branded as morally inferior if not criminal, and the people in this nation have been systematically separated by race, age, gender, income and geography by our own leaders who then work at turning those groups against each other.

    It’s just too depressing………………

    • Retired Spook September 12, 2015 / 5:32 pm

      Amazona, I started and deleted a reply to this thread twice, once last night and again earlier this morning because of the same dilemma. Thanks for saying what I was unable to say.

    • M. Noonan September 12, 2015 / 10:30 pm

      It is – I had to re-start writing the small bit several times. The left decided in 2003 that making sure Bush didn’t win in 2004 was far more important than anything else…so they started going along with the conspiracy theory kooks about how it all happened and why we were in Iraq and Afghanistan…they started up their old, disgusting charge of war crimes against our troops…with the arrival of Obama on the scene, they also started to viciously divide us upon racial, gender and religious lines. All just to win – to make it appear that we were hateful, and to scare us into silence. It “worked” in the sense that it got them Congress in 2006 and the White House in 2008. Recent polling gives me hope, though, that the people are getting disgusted with it all…

      • Amazona September 13, 2015 / 1:52 pm

        Yeah, but the problem is that the disgust is leading not to a rational approach to dealing with these problems but a knee-jerk reaction too far in the other direction, a fascination with Trump because he is so loud and belligerent and confrontational it is somewhat cathartic to see the bad guys taken on so vigorously. Hopefully once the thrill of seeing attacks on what we find so disgusting has abated a little, we can return to common sense and look for a president who will not only handle our domestic problems but can represent this country with dignity internationally. Sure, there is a certain fascination in seeing someone so reckless and aggressive getting right in the faces of the establishment, but we need to remember that much of not most of this is showboating because it is getting a lot of positive reaction, while underneath it all Trump IS the establishment.

        Worse, he is the establishment on both sides of the aisle.

      • M. Noonan September 14, 2015 / 12:11 am

        Trump is the oddity – but I’m encouraged by the collapse in Hillary’s support…I even know a bunch of liberal, Democrat women who just despise her. Now, I’m not expecting these ladies to vote Cruz next year, but I suspect that Hillary won’t be able to get Obama’s voters all to the polls.

      • Retired Spook September 14, 2015 / 9:29 am

        Hopefully once the thrill of seeing attacks on what we find so disgusting has abated a little, we can return to common sense and look for a president who will not only handle our domestic problems but can represent this country with dignity internationally.

        Amazona, when I read your comment I was reminded of this T-shirt.

      • Amazona September 15, 2015 / 11:13 am

        Spook, I like the shirt. But after being accused of being too detail-oriented by recent Lefties, I am looking for one that says “Prefectionist”

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