Three Years Later

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Posted by J. J. Jackson @ 9:31 AM


Now three years removed from the events of September 11th, 2001 the day is still in the minds of most Americans. It may not be the first thing we think about when we awake in the morning like it was in the days following the terrorist attacks perpetrated by followers of radical Islam but it is still in the mind nagging at us from the recesses of conscious thought.

How could it not? The thoughts of planes crashing with fiery explosions into the World Trade Center are hard to forget. The thoughts of our fellow countrymen leaping from the towers rather than burn to death is to horrific to not remember. The thoughts of another plane turned into a missile striking the Pentagon and of a fourth plane downed short of it’s intended target by a group of passengers standing up to the terrorists are equally hard to wipe from our minds.

But not all Americans remember. Whether by choice or by accident they have forgotten that on September 11th, 2001 America was attacked as it had been for many years by a force unwilling to recognize the rights of non-Muslims, unwilling to cease until all non-Muslims are dead and unwilling to spare civilians but rather deliberately attack civilians. Those that have forgotten by accident have returned to the naive world of September 10th, 2001 where despite repeated attacks by this enemy they had not successfully touched American soil. Then again there is that nagging Iraqi connection to Oklahoma City…

Those that have forgotten on purpose have forgotten for their own gains. They have forgotten because it is politically expedient to forget that 9/11 happened, and that evil exists and will not stop until it is defeated. They have forgotten because to remember sheds light on failure after failure by themselves and those that served them for years to deal with a growing threat.

They have forgotten on purpose because it means potentially gaining power.

September 11th and the memory of those that died because of terrorists are not a political football to be passed around in a Presidential election year. These things are not imagery to be bent and twisted to gain power. They are our memories. And our memories should not be tarnished for political or personal gains by those unscrupulous individuals that want distort the events.

The events of a brisk Tuesday in September 2001 once brought Americans together. Today they are being used by those shallow morals more interested in power than the well being of America to divide this country. The only question left is are you one of those that have forgotten either on purpose or by accident?

Well? Have you? Have you forgotten?

(Read the entire article w/pictures at The Land of the Free)


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