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Saturday, 09 September 2006

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GrizzlyMama

That was a beautiful letter, Cubed. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and feelings.

Eleanor

Cubed - I would be grateful to be allowed to add my name with yours in honoring this individual and all the others.

Cubed

GirizzlyMama,

So many want to honor those who died on 9/11, but I feel so honored to be able to tell them "Thank you."

Eleanor,

Thousands of people have been posting tributes to those who were taken from us, and many more thousands - probably millions - are thinking of them too.

I know very well just how you feel about the whole issue, and I welcome your partnership in honoring Francesco and the other 2995. Thank you.

Always On Watch

Cubed,
What an excellent idea to put your tribute into letter form! And I agree with every word. We owe such an enormous debt of gratitude to Frank and to all the other innocents who perished on 9/11. WE MUST NEVER FORGET that we lost much, much more than just edifices. We lost good people, individuals with lives and families.

These words tell of the "monument" which matters most:

What we, the living, gained when you died was a warning lesson that may well save the lives of millions of us who, like you, are innocent of any wrongdoing, but who are threatened by the same thing that took you.

At the moment, I'm watching FNC, which is showing film clips from that awful day. At this very second, I'm watching the first tower collapse and all those New Yorkers running down the street as they flee the cloud of dust and debris, a cloud so huge and so dark, that at times the sun was blocked out. My God! I'm reliving 9/11! From that very moment five years ago, I determined to find out WHY. I know now.

My personal memorial to all those innocents who perished on 9/11 is to spread the word about the Islamic threat. I will never forget.

So before I ramble on some more--thank you, Cubed, for this wonderful tribute.

And thank YOU, Frank; what happened to you that day has given us warning. We are not all asleep.

cubed

AOW,

I've spent much of the day watching the stories and ceremonies too.

It's at times like this when I understand better than ever the function ceremony; like art, it's a way to project values in a form we can see.

I can't think of any better way to memorialize the ones we lost five years ago today than to do as you suggest:

"My personal memorial to all those innocents who perished on 9/11 is to spread the word about the Islamic threat. I will never forget."

I couldn't say it or do it better. We're all in this together, and for that, I am so very grateful.

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  • It is not a question of whether man chooses to be guided by [philosophy]: he is not equipped to live without it. (Ayn Rand)
  • History is philosophy teaching by example (Lord Bolingbroke)
  • The trouble with nations is that there is an unequal distribution of capitalism. (Rush Limbaugh)
  • Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. (Thomas Jefferson)

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    So far, Muslims have their greatest victory over us by making us shift into defensive living with regard to them. We tread with fear of "offending" them, of inciting world-wide riots by Muslims against us, and of always trying to curry favor with irrationalists. We used to go about life, guided by our own thoughts and desires, and no defensiveness. It is our fault that we let them dominate our behavior. STOP IT! Americans do not live defensively! Let savages fear us!