Another year has passed and 9-11 grows closer to history. Those of you who are long term readers know my experiences and I will not bore you with repetition. We all know the story heroes, villians as parasitic crass political whores.
9-11 is part of my life as is the 93 blast. Those of you who do not read this blog may have forgotten the WTC was attacked in 93. As each year goes by our memories fade. Who other than UI remembers Ari Halberstam or Robert Stethem. Commies can remember Baruch Goldstein or Timothy McVeigh. How many of us can name the person who shot up the office in Seattle or LAX. Does anyone remember Hassan Akbar and his crime?
It is important we remember that day and all the other smaller crimes caused by Jihadism, Jihadis are like commies and your death is meaningless if it gets in the way of their Utopian scams. We will remember the crimes of Michael Vick for decades. However, the same people who rail about Vick rationalize severing heads, blowing up Pizzerias and killing Native Americans in Nicaragua in the name of Social Justice. What is wrong with people who endorse collectivist butchery of humans and then pass judgement on Michael Vick.
It is important to understand the roots of evil. Yet we should understand the story does not begin or end on 9-11. As Americans we should define ourselves by our Constitution, wonderful history, independent secular judiciary ( hopefully free of freaks like Ginsburg and the National Lawyers Guild) and our way of life.
Do note that the leadership of the Antiwar movement is Communist. They are practicing revolutionary defeatism right out of the play book of Lenin. They sneer at every action of our country while venerating Casto, Chavez or the butchers of Kulaks. They will rationalize and spin every action against the United Statesby any enemy, no matter how depraved and warped. They will make absurd claims to avoid their history, such as I am a Trotskyite. However, Trotsky was a war criminal whose record of human rights abuses was well known. Commies also depend on your historical ignorance pretending all genocide starts and ends with Stalin. This is not true and Trotsky lost a power play and any guess as to what his actions might have been is speculation. However, the record established clearly points to more criminality. Stephen Schwartz, a former Trotskyist ( He earned respect all others are Troskyites) claims evidence points Trotsky was on his way to testifying about Stalinist espoinage in America when he had a meeting with an ice pick.
Communists, Anarchists, Greens and Jihadis are the enemies of our country. They rail at our every action in a self righteous furor. Many of these people are trying to relive their glory days when their treason led to the brutalization of the people in South East Asia up until the current date. They feigned ignorance at the realities of communism. As reports of Killing Fields came from Cambodia people like Noam Chomsky called these eye witnesses liars based upon obscure Australian Communist Journals with three digit circulation. They pretend that Communism has improved lives, but the record of repression is clear. They were complicit with a criminal conspiracy and called their betters baby killers. The facts were refugees always went to areas
held by Americans and away from the Commie held areas. There were also no mass refugee camps until or boat people until Commies made the lives of poor intollerable.
What we should learn from our history is not to become cartoons like our Communist enemies. 9-11 is one of a series of attacks by a people who like Communists feel it is their right to rule the world. We do not want to walk around in a fog like John Kerry who spent three months in Vietnam and the rest of his life betraying his fellow soldiers and country. We need to understand
that 9-11 was carried out by a people who think it is their divine right to rule the world.
On 9-11 I reached a crossroad in my life. A simple trip downtown placed me at the center of the winds of history. It wasn't my first brush with this as I survived the 93 blast but did not know it at the time. In the aftermath I began to wonder about my life and life in general. Suddenly being a fashion manager didn't mean anything. I was just a part of a machine or a number in some remote leger sheet. Is this what most of us are? In reality we do touch lives in our families and even with that of our coworkers but this is human nature. I was too old to pick up a gun, so I looked for a job where I could serve the country I love and change lives.
I will be returning to NYC in a job located within walking distance from Ground Zero. Beaker critics note I will be working in terrorist target number one in NYC. The reality is that I do change lives each and every day but in reality larger question of policy sanity and the ponderousness of government remain. I am just a cog in another machine and the reality is government work is frustrating and we are limited by rules and endless red tape. Those who work in theprivate sector realize that you may make critical choices to achieve objectives, but in government any deviation can get you fired.
For me 9-11 was the critical moment in time where I looked back at my life and wondered about relevance. Those of you like TMW, Warren, Justin and so forth do not have to look for relevance in the same manner I do. Religious people serve a higher calling and the best live with a divine grace. Those of you who feel the love inherent in a normal life affirming religious experience have dealt with the issues of purpose and relevance long before I did. Educating a child like AOW or serving a lost soul like TMW or serving a community like Junglemom are all part of a meaningful life.
Commies have a feigned illusion of this nobilty of purpose. A woman like Junglemom will deliver education to the poor out of a higher mission. She does not interfere with the culture as much as possible save for the practice of infanticide or tending the sick. However, herding people onto collectives at gunpoint is not nobility of purpose, this is piracy and theft. Similarly, smacking planes into office buildings, severing heads and pushing senior citizens off cruise ships is barbarism.
For me the question of nobility of purpose began on 9-11. I did not want my life to be a number on a forgotten ledger sheet of forgotten companies lost in the sea of time. However, moving to government I am just on a different ledger sheet and the best lesson on the limitations of governance is to work in it. The laws and procedures serve as guidelines to protect us and set policy. The process is frustrating and slow, but ultimately it is better than the alternatives.
My life has gone full circle. The journey that began on 9-11 and has taken me to a remote section of Vermont has returned me home. All of us have these questions of nobility of purpose.
Some of us like Junglemom, Justin, TMW and many others did not need buildings to fall on them to ask those questions. There are many of us who ride the currents of life. Perhaps those who ride the currents are the norm. I learned long ago that ultimately only the person in the mirror can decide if you are happy and leading a meaningful life
Beamish in 08.
I have been noticing the Beamish in 08 slogan has been adapted by others. This is part of a joy at taking pride in our Americanism. Americanism is something we should be proud of. Some of us treat Nationalism as the dreaded N word. Let the self righteous freaks who tote Manifestos and Korans live their pathologies. I am proud of the history and accomplishments of my people
that inclde Reagan, Lincoln, Hamilton, Teddy Roosevelt and 99% of my fellow citizens.