9/11 – Let History Be Our Guide

We learn so little from our history, that we are indeed cursed to relive it again, and again, and again, ad infinitum. And this is sad.

On this solemn day, I cry more for the living, than I do for the dead, simply because we have learned so little from 9/11 – 2001.

We still pretend that there were no Arabs involved in the atrocious attack on America. And that Islam is a wonderful, peaceful and loving religion, where everything that has happened before, during, and since 9/11, in the name of Islam shouts otherwise.

It is also a sad day, because the USA; save the loyalty and commitment of Great Britain, will either go it alone against the threat posed to the world by Saddam Hussein, or not be able to go at all, because of world pressure to leave the tyrant in-place.

We learn so little from our history, that we are indeed cursed to relive it again, and again, and again, ad infinitum. And this is sad.

To the memory of victims of tyranny and fundamentalism world-wide; but specifically to the victims of 9/11, I weep for your losses, and for our losses to come, because the price you have paid has taught us so little.

May the spirit of America, and the reasons why so much of the backward world hate the USA, live on forever. And as long as the American light of democracy and individual freedom shines brightly, there will always be hope in spite of how little we learn from history.

Today: two flags are fluttering in the wind at half mast on my flagpole. God Bless America.

1 Comment

  • Your editorial is right on, as usual. You once suggested that every voter should pass a proficiency test to vote. Because if you asked something as basic as to name the Vice President or even more difficult, the Secretary of Defence, the average American of voter age wouldn’t know. So this is why Obama could get elected in 2008, but after four years of the deterioration of the U.S.A. the people are so stupid as to elect him to a second term.

    Dave Amsel, St. Laurent, Quebec

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