Mourning, bells, etc
AP news story:
A day of mourning for nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 victims began with moments of silence and tears near ground zero, as observers braced for protests over a mosque planned blocks away on what is usually an anniversary free of politics.
Ever since the day itself, I've been annoyed by this constant harping on 'mourning' and 'heartbroken' and bells and victims and lists of names.... but I didn't pin down the problem until just now.
Those emotions are fully appropriate for victims of a natural disaster, or a building that collapsed without warning.
Those emotions are COMPLETELY WRONG
for victims of an act of war.
And in fact those were NOT
the emotions felt by actual Americans on that day and every day since. Actual Americans felt rage and revenge. Actual Americans felt, and still feel, a need to do whatever is practically possible to eliminate the attackers and discourage others from following the same path.
The mourning crap may
have been real for Federal officials, Episcopalians, Unitarians, Quakers and other varieties of anti-Western commies. Those folks have never felt an affinity with Americans, so they were unable to muster a warlike response.
Here's the new realization: All the propaganda factories, even the allegedly
Repooflican Fox News, have stirred up the effete 'mourning' crap for 9 years, in order to reshape our revenge and rage, in order to convince us that Sultan Bush's distractions in Iraq and Afghanistan were actually responses to the attack.
Many of us have not been convinced. Many of us have come to understand, albeit too slowly, that the original attack was never answered. Our original vengeful impulse, "Kill them all and let Allah sort them out", is still the correct response. We wouldn't have needed to kill them all, or even a large number. Replacing Mecca and Medina by lakes of radioactive silicon would have sufficed to get the message across.
Sultan Bush's simulated warlike activities are in fact the opposite
of revenge against Arabia. Both of these warlike activities have weakened nations or factions that are disliked by Arabia for theological or practical reasons. In other words, we are serving the purposes
of the country that attacked us. In one word, treason.