Thursday, September 11, 2008

Today Is September 11, 2008. I Will Never Forget, Nor Will I Forgive.

While many people died in the atrocities in 2001, we tend to remember most the Twin Towers falling.

Many of us watched it happening in real time, even myself here in Melbournistan, Australia.

Seven years after the event, the enormity of it is something that never leaves; perhaps that really was the end of history as we know it, rather than the year 2000.

For someone with the gift of the gab, this is one that renders me nearly speechless, and so I will just leave you with a comment of the frollicking mole's from Tim Blair's old blog:

I saw people jumping and never considered it suicide. It was a choice between the auto-de-fe of the islamists or the quick death of their own making.
They made a CHOICE not to die by burning, I only hope they closed their eyes and thought back to when they were 5 and could fly....

In the interests of tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism, and for those who think that America (we) deserved 9/11:

I hope you fucking rot in hell.

God bless America and her martyrs.

(crossposted at Tizona's)


At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Damn right.The filthy bastards and their flthy cult.

At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fIlthy..Damn it!

At 10:56 PM, Blogger Nilk said...

Not just the cultists, elcamp.

The socialists, the bleeding hearts and multicultis who insist that we understand the root causes of why 9/11 had to happen.

The truthers who insist it was an inside job by George Bush.

I could go on, but we're on the same page, my friend.

At 11:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The socialists, the bleeding hearts and multicultis who insist that we understand the root causes of why 9/11 had to happen.

Yes, yes good friend, also known as The Obama/Bill Clinton Theory.

Law backgrounds, well maybe outright ignorance or stupidity. Toss in a large ass dash of no gumption.

At 11:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good article, New York Post.

At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice tribute. I totally share your sentiments.

Now, for my flashback: I was getting ready to get ready for work; Howard was on the radio, the TV's sound was muted.

I finally looked up and saw the tower with smoke pouring out of it and said "what the...", and then turned the sound on and just then my sister called and we watched and talked about it for a few minutes until the 2nd plane hit.
We were both "Oh my God..."

For the next week or more my nabes was like a demilitarized zone or something, only official traffic allowed. Lots of firetrucks and buses filled with fireman and rescue workers streamed through the neighborhood on their way down to Ground Zero.

Thankfully I lost no one, but know many people who did, including a friend at work who had joined us from Cantor Fitzgerald after being there for 10 years. He lost over 100 friends and acquaintances, including 3 of his best friends who I had met at a birthday party at a club about 6-12 months before.

They loved the nickname I had given him.

A friend of mine called his wife at home and said "Go and get a few hundred dollars out of an ATM, quick!" She finally had to go way uptown to find one that still had cash in it. But on the way back to their apartment she ran into many upper-class Mommies out on the streets (with their husbands still on their way home from work, hopefully) with their little kids and no way to get cash, and all of them crying and scared, and so little by little she gave away all her money to these scared and crying young Mothers.

So many stories, maybe I'll recount more next year.

We must not let people forget, and we must never refuse to recognize evil.

we will NOT forget
you 9/11 victims
will get justice
painful truth -
9/11 should be our
wakeup call
get Bin Laden -
we just need big SWAT team
and search warrant

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
there is no good or evil

every thing's relative
don't judge a terrorist

All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
Help Halt Terrorism Today!
We will NEVER forget!


At 6:02 AM, Blogger Ryan G SWV said...

I will never forget turning on the radio that day and hearing the very first words, I kid you not. The radio broadcaster said, "The World Trade Center is no more." I had gotten up late that day and just arrived at work and was listening to my CD player when my boss came running up (he rode in on a bike and unlocked the door for us to go in) and he said "Did you hear, did you hear???" I exclaimed "What?!?" And he climbed into the car and we turned on the radio. That was the first thing I heard, and I was incredulous.

I have since taken a very moving trip to New York City in February of 2008 that was a spiritual pilgrimage. I was personally going through a lot of emotional stuff in 2001 already so, while the full impact wasn't lost on me, I didn't fully appreciate it as I should have back then. When the 5-year anniversary rolled around, I was ripe for being impacted. So I planned a trip, and in February of 2008 I visited Ground Zero for the first time. It was absolutely moving. I since came back and made a very moving fundraiser DVD commemmorating my trip as well as the impact of it all through dramatic footage collected together. You can visit the site at I hope you'll consider purchasing this - 75% of the proceeds go to support the building of the 9/11 memorials in Manhattan NY, Arlington VA and Shanksville PA.

I will never forget 9/11, our generation's Pearl Harbor.

At 1:06 PM, Blogger GMB said...

For fucksakes. Are you still putting about the Arab blood libel version of 9/11. Why not try and destroy your fridge with an empty beer can. When you see that it cannot be done go take a long look at yourself and repent your slander.


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