Teh Squeaky Wheel
Seventeen years ago, Islamist shits murdered 3000 of our fellow citizens.
And yet we keep letting them into our country and pretending they’re not Islamist shits.
Not a good way to honor the memory of the slain, IMO. Nor a good way to deal with a violent totalitarian ideology.
A good morning for prayer and reflection.
Prayerful and reflective greetings, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven.
That so many dare not call evil, evil is a stain on our nation. That we allow this to happen is a stain on us.
Good day, Sven and Paddy.
The WTC attack was our generation’s Pearl Harbor.
And yet here we are 17 damned years later without even the satisfaction of Medina and Mecca having been nuked.
All of us left here at teh wheel are old enough to have grown up at a time when WWII was not a distant memory. It was part of our culture growing up -family gatherings, books, movies, memorials. 9/11 on the other hand seems to be, at least in our popular entertainment culture, an embarrassment. Something to be forgotten as quickly as possible and not to be spoken of in polite company.
It’s like we are ashamed that we were attacked cuz it must have been our fault in the first place -- and by no means should we celebrate that we’ve killed those that attacked us. That would be unseemly.
The distance in history from our childhood to WWII is similar to the distance from 9/11 for today’s kids (a little shorter), but as you stated, the cultural memories are vastly different.
I watched Trump’s speech at Shanksville this morning -- wish he had done abetter job but he is what he is. Some of the other speakers were much better -- need to see if I can find transcripts.
We had 8 years of a President who was skilled at reading someone else’s words from a TelePrompter, I’ll take inarticulate action over the Reign of Error anytime.
I agree, Paddy. Trump is not that blank Obama canvas on which we can write whatever we want.
I’d say Obama was more like a black velvet canvas -- no matter how skilled the artist, whatever is placed upon it is still going to be an embarrassment when looked at even a few years later.
What I find amazing is that 75 years after the bloodiest war in human history, 18 years after the end of what had to have been the bloodiest century in human history, somehow the idea of war and invasion appears to be unthinkable to most younger Americans.
At what point in the last few years did conquest and evil disappear?
Maybe they believe it’s possible, but we sure don’t act or prepare like it is. The big questions of the day are what bathroom can someone use and how best to destroy someone who told a ‘racist’ joke 20 years ago.
The Raiders lost last night to the Rams -- hard to be bummed about it. I’m emotionally divested from them -- and oh yeah: Lynch still sat on his during the National Anthem.