Saturday, September 11, 2010

Nine Eleven Post

OK, the obligatory post about 9/11: The Kid called as I watched, live, the second plane hit the Trade Center building. Here's what I said:

Now, that was not meant to show disrespect for the dead & dying in those buildings, but was just a true assessment of my feelings about consequences for the actions of the USA. It had nothing to do with America deserving the attack. it was just a realization that we, as a country, have a lot to atone for & since we're not particularly good at atoning, things like the destruction of the buildings & the deaths of over 2,000 people ought to surprise no one. Since that day, we have seen a great decline in the "greatness" of our country. Our individual liberties have been greatly curtailed, our communications have been compromised, our belief in ourselves as a moral good have been proven false (rendition, torture, Guantanamo), it's not much fun being an American these days, or being a parent or teacher.

1 comment:

nonheroicvet said...

Right on Mr Creek. On this, the holiest of Republican holy days, I would point out that it was our freedom that made this tragedy possible. If we are to keep our freedom we must expect shit like this to happen from time to time. It is also a good time to reflect on how the Republican/Neocon/Tea party/Federalist society have eroded our freedom and will continue into the future if given a chance.