10 years Later .Thoughts on 9/11
I still remember that day like it was yesterday .Reflection time
I remember the day crystal clear. It started out like a routine day in the life of a student. I was in my typical morning ritual of turning the coffee maker on and dragging my body to the living room to turn the today show on. The first plane had already struck. I was standing there irritated, because I thought there was a broadcasting error. I went back to the kitchen, grabbed my mug of coffee and came back to the living room, and still thought this was fiction. At 9:03 am the second plane struck and reality became very real. My boyfriend came into the living room and asked me if I was okay. I didn't say a word. My head was whirling with a tornado of fearful thoughts about whether or not my mother was there right now, in a meeting, or on a business trip somewhere. I then threw up. I called my mother's cell and there was no answer. I tried her work phone and home and no answer. I called her cell god knows how many times and really began to lose it. At exactly 9:11 am my mother called. She was out of the country on business. I felt extremely relieved. Then I looked bak at the tv. My boyfriend and I stood frozen in horror. I looked at him and said " they need to stop sending firemen in there, because those buildings are going to come crashing down!" I stood there clenching my hands having difficulty breathing knowing that all the people trapped in those buildings and all the emergency responders were going to meet there demise. I felt angry that I had no control over warning them. Shortly after the quick collapse of the first building happened. Then reailty set in for the second time, mymother was not the only loved one who could have been in either of those two buildings.
As the day marched forward and the horror had turned into a very deep sense of helplessness and grief, I began to see the beauty in humanity. There were people around me comforting relative strangers in embraces. Solace in togetherness and open heartedness I saw everywhere. I had such gratitude that my mother and father were both alive. Sadly, as the days marched forward, and the blood thirsty cries for revenge set in, the beauty of all the humanity disappeared my gratitude was forgotten. Only to be reminded on the anniversary of this tragedy. My wish is that I and everyone else, would have continued to practice that days heartful generousity forward everyday, not just during tragedy.
Bin Laden? Never heard of the guy before 9/11. He's nothing new. Just another human filled with hatred and guided by desires for power. I once heard someone call him a "knock-off monster." Lets see, there has been Hitler, some might say Nixon, Vlad, Timothy McVeigh, and the list goes on. Just typing this up it's easy for me to realize where the real war is.....in our hearts.
As AP brought the issue of feeling safe. Well, I don't feel any safer in this country nor anywhere else in the world. All the gunning and the bombing is going t change people internally ad that's what concerns me. Hitler, Osama, etc. are all dead and hate still exists. I won't feel that the world is a safer place until the war is declared on hatred and fought with a different type of weapon.
Thanks for inviting me to answer this question AP. As always, your questions are the most substantial. Take care.
Is war in all our hearts? No one wants peace more than the men and women called upon by their honored word to fight in a war if there is no other option. Islam has left us absolutely no other option.
Their 1,400 years have all been marred with genocide, atrocity, and mindless hate, all in the name of mindless evil. They transposed the name, Satan, and called him Allah, but the same obscenity is that which causes only evil.
Osama bin Laden was of course deranged with syphilis, gained as did his false prophet Mohammad -- from a wanton life of bitterness, disobedience, sexual misconduct, and genocidal rage.
Bin Laden was most comical as he jumped up and down like a monkey, but when his cult calls Jews and Christians "pigs and monkeys" then we see that Islam has proved their charges against us against themselves.
We, to the contrary, are absolutely innocent of the vast array of ridiculous charges that Muslims chant against us day and night, but that only proves that Muslim Taqiyya means, "To lie in the name of Allah."
Sadly, all Muslims lie in the name of their cult idol, because their idol is in fact the father of lies. That, good folks and gentle people, proves who we are up against in this war.
I suppose that we can call Islam the worst thing on the planet and barely anything to balance the scales. If you knew how these defeatist paranoids think, you'd be even more alarmed. Fear is unknown in America but in the Middle East, fear is as prevalent as air.
Muslims expected us to be as fearful as they are when they attacked us, and hoped that maybe we'd capitulate to Islam the way they did.
They found out that we don't think as they do. If we suffer an injury, it is an accident. If they suffer the same injury, Allah was punishing them for something and might do something worse.
We see Saudis near the royal family with money running out their ears, four wives, green estates, and a life of power. For the average Muslim, extreme poverty and hardship are the way of life and to improve on that means an envious neighbor will do something nasty. Power and luxury are for the elite, to be admired vicariously.
The clash of values between them and us is a violent one, but folks, Islam is the reason that Muslims suffer as they do.
Thanx for your reponse Caitybug .As usual it is well done.
Bob, you correctly point out that Muslims have the highest misery index in the world and it gets worse as they grow more corrupt.
The problem is that Islam is the cause of all their misery, but since there is absolutely nothing in Islam but abject misery, then it is all their fault and they should have had the decency to cleanse themselves of Muslim decadence and corruption.
Muslims did it all to themselves. They did it purposefully. And they would do it again, because they are all just that evil.