a heart is captive

a heart is captive

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ten Years After

    The 10th anniversary of the horrific events of September 11, 2001 will soon be here. Today on the front page of my local newspaper the head line reads “America's new view of war: There’s no end in sight.”  The first sentence reads-  ”This is the  American era of endless war.”
    Why is this so? Why must we keep this endless war? Whom are we fighting and for what and why? Do we hate Islamic everything? Do we hate Muslims? It looks that way from across the borders-  we do not see how we look to others. Nor do we care apparently.
    Osama Bin Laden is dead, murdered instead of captured. A convenience for the USA- why kill an unarmed man? He did not sanction the events on 9/11. We forced Sudan to expel him and he went to Afghanistan. The tailban did not raise a weapon against us until we invaded their country. So why are we there in Afghanistan - the tailban gave sanctuary to a fellow Muslim and we knew he did not have his hand on the trigger that caused the horrible events of 9/11. Is this enough to kill tens of thousands of people and create millions of refugees swarming into Pakistan? Was this reason enough?
    Our government lied to us over and over and over again until their lies started to sound like truth. Like children confronted by an overbearing stranger we allowed the constitution to be violated by the president and our representatives. Why such a cruel revenge- for revenge is what it is now. We are mired in a Viet Nam war like war- with out the draft- we now hire mercenaries to fight for the pay of citizenship.
    Why not ask this sacrifice of our own people-  draft my sons and daughters to fight this just war? Where is this cry from the citizens of the United States of America, from the Tea Party people, the Republicans, the Democrats? If this is a just war then draft and kill more people. Fewer than 4000 people died on 9/11. How many people have died so far in our war of revenge in Iraq or Afghanistan or Pakistan? Oh I forget these are Muslims and therefore not 100% people like us good Christians in the United States of America.
    Where are we as a nation tens years after? Are we safer? We were never safe. Timothy McVeigh was here, Ruby Ridge was here, Mt Carmel was here. Were they Muslims?
    So this is the 10th anniversary of the events of 9/11. We now have an endless war draining our resources, our morality, our intelligence, and ability to think. All we do now is cower in the corner and lash out in fear and ignorance. Our economy is in a depression unlike the one in the 1930s since we can’t use a war to bail us out of this one.
    10 years later and where are we-  business as usual?

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