Sitting here in the waning hours of this, the sixth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil I reflect on the events of today and of six years ago.
September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2007 have many things in common. For one thing, they both happened on a Tuesday. Most people have forgotten that September 11, 2001 was on a Tuesday morning. It happens once every six years that a specific date will fall on the same day of the week. Therefore, this being the sixth anniversary, we have come back around to Tuesday.
But there is one huge difference between September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2007 and that is the attitude of the American people. In 2001, America was a strongly united nation. In 2007, America is a deeply divided nation. It is absolutely amazing how over the course of six years Americans have turned on Americans. Brothers fight against brothers. Families are strained by long terms of separation. Children are losing fathers and brothers. And people have resorted to name-calling and lying. It is as if America is engaged in a second Civil War.
Traditional media outlets such as Americaâ€™s newspapers besmirch the good name of people who are doing everything in their power to keep terrorists from returning to the shores of America. Filmmakers are outright lying to the people about what is going on in Iraq by undermining soldiersâ€™ efforts. During the Congressional hearings featuring General Petraius, the Los Angeles Times actually had to unmitigated gall to refer to the general as â€œGeneral Betray-usâ€ â€“ a sentiment echoed by other deeply liberal-biased newspapers. Film director Brian DePalma, known for The Untouchables has created a film that has but one intention â€“ undermine the efforts of every soldier fighting in Iraq. DePalma himself actually admitted to this and it has been picked up by talk radio host Bill Oâ€™Reilly who has actually said that he, personally, will never again spend money to see a film made by DePalma. According to Oâ€™Reilly, this movieâ€™s purpose is solely to incite further hatred against Americans.
How did this nation get to this point? When did it become acceptable for us as a nation to divide itself in this way? America wasnâ€™t this divided during the Civil War. And when our Navy was bombed back into the stone age by the Japanese in 1941, no one dared to publicly oppose President Rooseveltâ€™s decision to go after those who attacked us. Yet now, no one can say anything in support of the war without George Soros and his pack of lemmings coming up with every possible smear campaign conceivable.
It seems that with the help of George Soros and the left-wing liberal media Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorists have won.
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Copyright © 2010 D. E. Carson
Copyright © 2010 D. E. Carson
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