Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11......Are we REALLY more united now?

So today marks the 13th anniversary of that tragic day...
13 years...
I remember it as if it were yesterday....
We lived in Manhattan at that time...

I can still feel and see and smell:

that toxic, black smoke....
the unmistakable scent of burning, human flesh...
the throngs of people walking slowly up the avenues..
(like the march of the dead)....

We were stunned....numb....afraid like we'd never been before...
And,
as in ALL tragic and profoundly frightening moments,
We SWORE....We PROMISED that....
IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN...
Words to live by certainly...

But have we kept our promise ?
Have we created an impenetrable FORCE FIELD....
a VEIL of FIGURATIVE TITANIUM that the terrorists cannot PIERCE ?
Are we REALLY UNITED as a nation ??

Those are all very LOFTY and IDEALISTIC goals....
But I fear we have done nothing of the kind....

Rather...
What do we do?

We elect a LEADER ....
WELL AFTER 9/11...
who seems, at least to ME,,,,
to be somewhat "NONPLUSSED" by those who wish to destroy us....
He would rather sit at a BREAKFAST TABLE with them....
DISCUSSING our "COMMON goals"...

Is that what we do with violent enemies ???
Ya think ?

What else have we done in the wake of 9/11 ?

We have ALLOWED, somehow, SHARIA LAW to infiltrate the United States !
The very law which we ALL agree was followed, albeit dubiously,(or NOT) by the terrorists...

Right ???

The State of Israel....
our LOVE...
our LIFE...
seems to be more ALONE than EVER BEFORE !
How did THAT happen ?

We said that we would NEVER be CAVALIER about SECURITY again...
Have we kept our word ?

Ask yourself. my friends,
What has REALLY CHANGED since 9/11 ?
And....
Is it GOOD change ?