Sunday, September 11, 2005

Sept. 11th - A day which shall live, in Infamy.


n 1: a state of extreme dishonor; "a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt; "the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city" [syn: opprobrium] [ant: fame] 2: evil fame or public reputation [ant: fame]
It would be easy to wax long-winded about this day. No, I wasn't in the towers, or on a plane. No, no one I knew was killed that day. However, being in the military, this event has still had a very direct and personal impact on my life. But so many people have already posted so many things, that I doubt I have too much more to add.

Except to say, let us not forget. After Pearl Harbor, FDR called the act one of "utter cowardice," and "a day which will live in infamy." As in evil, forever famous for its vile character.

Let us not forget what happened on Sept. 11th. The men who flew those planes were not insane. They were fervent. They were not mental defectives, they were exuberant, rational participants. And yes, they were Muslims.

There is now controversy over the Flight 93 memorial, suggestions that it looks too much like a crescent shape, too similar to the icon of Islam. I don't know how far you can really take this, but I do know that those apologists for Islam who want to somehow soften or ignore the reality of what happened cannot be allowed to flourish or prosper.

There is a nobility in remembering the fate of our murdered countrymen. Yes, murdered. They were not killed in an accident. The plane didn't lose hydraulic power or go down in a sudden windstorm. Every one of them, in the air and on the ground, were murdered. Murdered by enemies of our country, our culture, and our way of life.

Those enemies are still out there. They are still fervent. They are still exuberant. They are still coldly, sociopathically rational. They are still DANGEROUS.

The Therapist says it very well, as he so often does. He adds:
I will argue that the only religion that has a true mechanism of media, movies, and art that has free license to mock it is Christianity. Every time a writer, director or artist decides to start peeling off against Jesus, they are proclaimed to be “brave,” “courageous,” “laying it all out there,” etc. This is just preposterous. There is no bravery where institutional hatred for your subect permeates the avenues with which you travel to deliver it.
Let today be a day of rememberance, mourning, and a renewed committment to find and stop these kinds of sick bastards wherever they hide.