Sunday, September 11, 2011
September 11th....10 Years later....
"Lets dedicate ourselves to what the ancient greeks wrote so many years ago, to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that" ~~Robert F. Kennedy
It's been 10 very long years, and so much has happened, so much has changed. And sadly we are not a better country or a better people. Our Leadership during the Bush years decided that Fear Mongering, Power Mongering, War Mongering was a Path that would "strengthen " America. The Bush Regime was wrong, and they have taken us into two false wars, created much hatred of America, and weakened our place in the World by using greed and lies to create a false position of strength. I am very sorry for all that lost loved ones on 911, and also for all that have lost loved ones in Afghanistan and Iraq. Too many people have been hurt in the last 10 years. The Damage is real, and ongoing and devastating. Bin Laden may be dead, but there are other War Criminals that are still roaming free with no Shame trying to re-write History. It is a sad sad Time in Our History. A Time of Shame.
How do we explain or rationalize Two Wars, Torture, Surveillance,the Patriot Act, and Gitmo.....The Shame goes on and on. And Promises were made to end the attack on Civil Liberties....we are still waiting. The Shame goes on and on.....3000 people died that fateful day, I don't think they would want any of this done in their name....
I want to remember a Better America, I am saddened at how much this Country, Our Country has changed since 911. Then on Facebook an amazing little Film was getting passed around that touchingly reminded me and others of the Good part of us. It's called the "Boatlift "it is a Tom Hanks film about the New Yorkers, the Mariner Community that took care of so many on 911 it is a Must See....and it will renew you hope if the true Spirit of Real Americans..... Here is the Actual Link to "BoatLift" ..
William Rivers Pitt "Children of the Aftermath". A Must Read...about the generation that grew up in the Shadow of 911....
Mark Karlin of BUZZFLASH, "It's long past time to get over 911", Amazing post about how the U.S. has played the "Victimhood" card....
Truthout Jason Leopold's Interview with Ray McGovern regarding 911 Intelligence and Truth.....really enlightening welldone Interview.
Paul Krugman on his Conscience of a Liberal Blog really spoke out about some of the Fake Heroes that morphed our of 911....yes, Bush and yes Guliani. It's a thoughtful thought provoking piece.....
In the Australian Paper, "What we Lost", has another angle on the Changes in America after 911.....
Art Garfunkel....a Heart in New York....Because in spite of Everything that happened and what has been done in our Name...I know who we are as Americans....it's people like you and me....working folks getting by.