This 9/11 marks not just another passing year but an anniversary. It’s been 10 years since that fateful day in 2001. I was working in lower Manhattan off Wall Street at that time. The whole thing unfolded before my eyes. But this day isn’t about me. It’s about three things:
One – The 3,000 American civilians murdered on that day as they just went about living their daily lives. The mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, and children of older parents all just living their lives. Total defenseless. Even the Japanese on December 7th 1941 had the decency to attack a primarily military target with at least the capability of defense.
Two – Reformation of the undeniable fact that there is evil in the world and that are evil people in the world. There are people who don’t really have a specific goal, a specific destination they want to attain in their actions. That kind of person at least has a chance to discuss issues with. But instead, as Michael Caine’s character of Alfred said in Batman: Dark Knight quote
“Some men can’t be reasoned with, can’t be bought. They just want to see the world burn.”
And similarly, a reformation of the undeniable fact that people like this are coming for us– you, your family, your children, your friends, your co-workers, your favorite TV and sports stars, et al. – as Americans just because we are Americans!
Some may actually believe their God wants them to kill us and will be rewarded for this. That’s hard to defeat with words.
Some may just want to kill and cause mayhem. Too much candy as kids?
But whatever the reasons this aspect of reality simply can not be glossed over with a white-wash of Political Correctness.
Three – Commitment to never ever forget! Almost immediately after 9/11 people began to push that day out of their minds. I’m not just referring to the history revisionists and the PC crowd. Quite a few Average Joe’s seemed to forgot very quickly. It may be human nature, the preference of the human mind, not to want to recall unpleasant memories. But when these memories embody all the above and are still very real threats to these very same people who choose to forget that just isn’t sane.
As preppers let us honor their memories by re-affirming our commitment to be vigilant in our preparations, aware of our surroundings and world event, and brave enough to take the necessary actions as surreal as it may seem if it should come to that point.
There isn’t anything more to add on this solemn anniversary.
I leave you with these videos as thought and honorable remembrance:
“Little Did She Know” by Kristy Jackson
“American Soldier” by Toby Keith
“Courtesy Of The Red, White, and Blue” by Toby Keith