The anniversary of the events of that terrible Tuesday morning is about to come and go. What to say about it, I ask myself? I answer that there is little if anything I can say or write now that in any way presents anything new. My quiver of new missives about 9-11 has been spent. HOWEVER, I have not joined the alleged legions of Americans who have forgotten about the events or who just no longer care.
No, indeed, I have not forgotten. I have not ceased caring. Nor have I forgiven.
I have, however, expanded my concerns to include many more than the original perpetrators. The maelstrom of strong and varied emotions of the time, so acutely felt for so long, have done what acute emotions always do. The initial pain has receded. That is not exactly correct. While the pain has receded, the emotions have been transformed into chronic rage.
Yes, I do mean "rage." My rational side wants punishment of the guilty, as does my emotional side. They are congruent and are not the mask of Janus. Both come from JUSTICE UNDONE.
"Justice" does not mean that I want the perpetrators brought to American courts and jailed in American prisons. I want them DEAD, and I want their property and all that is theirs wiped from the earth. I want those who sponsored them, i.e., Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, and the rest of the sand ferrets of Islamia, to pay the price for their actions. I do not want their rehabilitation. I want their destruction, and I want those left behind never to forget the consequences of actions and their support for those actions. I want them to know down deep and permanently that their creed is evil, and they must keep it to themselves. Oh, yes, all that stuff about how they welcome death is just so much persiflage. Only the youthful fanatical assassins believe that, and act on it; so, therein is an opportunity for them to rid their numbers of their vermin. Most want to stay alive, and we can play that card.
Even though not one goddammed thing has been done on our behalf in six years, it is never too late. Now that we know them so much better, and the hot blood has become ice cold, we can punish much more effectively.
Many of those who advocate Islam did not participate directly in the events of 9-11, even though some did. I have been told repeatedly, that many have abhorred the actions of the 19 perpetrators. Six years later, I cannot name a single one of those who abhorred, nor a single group, nor a single Islamic country that sincerely abhorred the events of 9-11. However, I am always being reassured that they are out there. "They" are like the snipes of "snipe hunting."
Their silence is assent. They are the vast support system of the umma, providing money, materiel, and emotional support while trying to seem not to be doing any of it.
Muslims advocate in Islam a philosophy as deadly as Nazism and communism, and it is a living death, mostly to Muslims who become blighted humans. Even if they are not killing, many support in spirit those who do, something akin to "species solidarity." Those who cry crocodile tears and pretend support for America are like CAIR. One has to have learned how they use language to lie and deceive. For example, abhorring the death of "innocents" turns out to mean that the only "innocents" are Muslims. Non-Muslims are never innocent. The same people note that civilians must never be killed or hurt, but then they conceal that no non-Muslims can be considered to be "civilians." And so it goes, one lie cascading over the over, just as it has always been with Islam.
Being a "moderate" and Muslim is like being "a little bit pregnant," or being a "moderate Nazi." There are none—it is just propaganda for the gullibly ignorant who will not bother to read any facts about Islam.
My scope seeking justice has expanded to our home front. Six years have gone by, and not a single thing has been done to strike back. Our president is as bad as any Democrat or any leftie of any other name. He grovels before Islamists at home and abroad. He let them off the hook immediately in 2001, and turned on his spin machine. He spun a web of deceit which he cast over Americans to make them think he was acting with just deliberation and fortitude. The "justice" he spoke of was the Augustinian ideal, meaning "sacrificial service to others," which includes turning the other cheek. Guess who were really "sacrificed"? Look in the mirror. We got the double whammy follow-on to 9-11. The president surrounded himself with a vast army of his own of Yes "persons," made of similar fiber. He had formal military leaders cut from the same bolt of cloth.
Smelling weakness, America's intelligentsia formed a shark pack, from which the president has been running to this day. Journalists, academics, policy wonks, talking heads have treed this man and his administration as effectively as hounds tree a 'coon.
No one anywhere at any time respects weakness. Weakness comes not from lack of physical strength, but from lack of moral strength. Tiny David took out humungous Goliath. David had moral certainty and a strong sense of justice.
11 September 2001 will always remain another "Day of Infamy," just as the day of the events in December of 1941 will remain so. The big difference is that we sought out the perpetrators and punished them justly (in the real meaning), including dropping two nuclear bombs on them before they could complete their own nukes in northern Korea to use on us. We made the supporting populace feel on their skin the price of supporting their perpetrators. We cowed their Emperor, who asserted his "godhood" to force his military fanatics to end the madness. Now, although the attack on Pearl Harbor remains a solemn and sobering memory, it is not a sore unhealed.
11 September 2001 cannot and will not heal until justice has been fully served. Fully served.