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“Complacency Day” — Sept 10, 2001 — plus 15 years

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I briefly discuss here.

Notice the 100-year global subjugation map I first found online on an IslamIST site on the following day:

us_islam100yr

And also, this sketch of history from the 630’s on (i.e. the last IslamIST 100-year expansion):

Early IslamIST expansionism
Early IslamIST expansionism

Sky News coverage on that fateful following day:

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Note, too, this outline of global geostrategic challenges c 2016:

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(Relevance to our time, fifteen years later, should not be under-estimated. We need to ask ourselves some sobering questions and look at questions on straight and sound thinking and response to a media ever more blatantly driven by spin in service to various agendas.) END

PS: Nor, should we overlook the relevance of the Benghazi attacks on Sept 11, 2012 [cf article here and transcript with video here], two months before the last US Presidential Election and on the anniversary of the 9/11-01 attacks. Especially, how news and media discussion regarding this attack were managed.

14 Replies to ““Complacency Day” — Sept 10, 2001 — plus 15 years

  1. 1
    kairosfocus says:

    We must not forget, after fifteen years or after four years. And, we need to refresh memories of the history of 318 yesrs before 9/11-01.

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    rvb8 says:

    You actually have a partial ally in me here. I say ‘partial’ because unlike you, my attitude towards Isalm is not fear, or complacency, but contempt.
    I’ve chatted with Muslims, and they pleasantly bring up the Koran, to which I respond pleasnatly, that I have read a lot of it in English translation. They, ‘tut-tut’, and reply that it is only in the original Arabic, that the Koran’s true beauty may be grasped. I concede this, and happily agree, that Arabic may indeed be the most beautiful language in the world. I then say, ‘it’s not the beauty of Arabic I loathe, it’s the medieval nature of the thought’, which is perfectly translatable.
    Around this point I am thankful I live in NZ, with our massively restrictive gun laws, because once I state, ‘it’s the teachings, not the language I loathe’, their anger is palpable.
    The Old Testament is a forerunner to this vile book. Islam has a lot of growing up to do. Thank God we supressed our iron age cult!

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    Dionisio says:

    KF,
    Sobering article.
    Thank you.

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    Dionisio says:

    During the war Solzhenitsyn served as the commander of a sound-ranging battery in the Red Army,[14] was involved in major action at the front, and twice decorated. He was awarded the Order of the Red Star on 8 July 1944 for sound-ranging two German artillery batteries and adjusting counterbattery fire onto them, resulting in their destruction.[15]

    A series of writings published late in his life, including the early uncompleted novel Love the Revolution!, chronicles his wartime experience and his growing doubts about the moral foundations of the Soviet regime.[16]

    While serving as an artillery officer in East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn witnessed war crimes against local German civilians by Soviet military personnel. The noncombatants and the elderly were robbed of their meager possessions and women and girls were gang-raped to death. A few years later, in the forced labor camp, he memorized a poem entitled “Prussian Nights” about these incidents. In this poem, which describes the gang-rape of a Polish woman whom the Red Army soldiers mistakenly thought to be a German, the first-person narrator comments on the events with sarcasm and refers to the responsibility of official Soviet writers like Ilya Ehrenburg.

    In The Gulag Archipelago, Solzhenitsyn wrote, “There is nothing that so assists the awakening of omniscience within us as insistent thoughts about one’s own transgressions, errors, mistakes. After the difficult cycles of such ponderings over many years, whenever I mentioned the heartlessness of our highest-ranking bureaucrats, the cruelty of our executioners, I remember myself in my Captain’s shoulder boards and the forward march of my battery through East Prussia, enshrouded in fire, and I say: ‘So were we any better?'”[17]

    Copied from Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn

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    Dionisio says:

    In 1974, the Soviet Union deported dissident writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Litt.D. ’78, author of The Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, and winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in literature. After living in Cologne, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland; and at Stanford University, he settled in Cavendish, Vermont, in 1976. Two years later, Harvard awarded the 59-year-old Solzhenitsyn an honorary doctor of letters degree and chose him as its Commencement speaker. His address on June 8, 1978, was Solzhenitsyn’s first public statement since his arrival in the United States. Given the suffering he had endured in the Soviet Union, many in the audience expected that the writer’s address would be a stern rebuke to Communist totalitarianism, combined with a paean to Western liberty and democracy. The Tercentenary Theatre audience was in for a rude surprise. “The Exhausted West,” delivered in Russian with English translation under overcast skies, chastised the arrogance and smugness of Western materialist culture and exposed the adverse effects of some of those achievements that Western democracies had long prided themselves upon. “The defense of individual rights has reached such extremes as to make society as a whole defenseless against certain individuals,” the author declared, for example. “It is time, in the West, to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.” Solzhenitsyn’s brilliant, iconoclastic speech ranks among the most thoughtful, articulate, and challenging addresses ever delivered at a Harvard Commencement.

    http://harvardmagazine.com/201.....lzhenitsyn

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    kairosfocus says:

    F/N: Notes of an aide to GWB, made on 9/11-01, have been released: https://s.yimg.com/dh/ap/politics/interactive/pdf/160911_bush_aids_notes.pdf Worth reading, shows just how hard it is to piece out what is going on, under fire. A key side note, while they were clearly unsure who was responsible, a discussion on Barney (GWB’s dog) had a joke about Barney nipping after bin Laden’s heels. Clearly, a priority suspect. KF

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    kairosfocus says:

    RVB8, I suggest to you that you learn to distinguish Islam from IslamISM [which is what I targetted above by linking two captured documents . . . most muslims are not radicalised]. I suggest, further that attempts to divert blame to Judaism (whose scriptures are the OT of the Christian Faith, albeit differently organised) say more about those who use such talking points than they do about a sound understanding of the Tanakh and its applicability to our circumstances today. (And yes, rhetoric such as you indulged is implicitly antisemitic as well as antichristian, and is doubly deeply offensive and out of place in a context such as a memorial to the loss of 3000 on 9/11-01 and sobering lessons we need to draw on complacency.) I suggest, you would be well advised — instead of trying to taint Christians through guilt by association with Judaism and its Scriptures then Islam — to instead look to the opening passages of King Alfred the Great’s Book of Dooms and linked matters to form a better informed understanding of the actual demonstrated foundational impact of the Judaeo-Christian tradition on the roots of Common Law and thus on the rise of modern liberty and democracy. (And on the wider issue of a balancing look at the sins and blessings of Christendom, onlookers may wish to look here.) Sound history anchored on pivotal state documents and pivotal classic sources is one of the best defences against marches of folly — cf the warning in Ac 27 — triggered by agit prop activists and the spin doctor strategists funded and/or backed by shady moneyed interests and/or subverted institutions of government and influence; who jointly weave the deceitful and polarising narratives behind their astroturf and troll games. However, I must note that by promoting solemn acknowledgement of a Complacency Day, I am revealing my fundamental pessimism about our civilisation. And, with two months to go to a pivotal election in the US, I can only find further reason for a pessimistic prognosis, absent a miracle of rescue. Which we definitely don’t deserve; but then, grace is about mercy not our just desserts. KF

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    kairosfocus says:

    Moved, that we solemnly memorialise Complacency Day on Sept 10, from year to year. Followed by 9/11 the next day and Sobieski day on the 12th. (As in Sept 12, 1683; the Polish King who led the 20,000 horse cavalry charge that broke the siege of Vienna.) Do I have any seconds? KF

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    Dionisio says:

    KF,
    Yes.

    […] truth eludes us as soon as our concentration begins to flag, all the while leaving the illusion that we are continuing to pursue it.

    Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn
    Commencement Address Delivered At Harvard University,
    June 8, 1978

    Lead me in Your Truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day long. [Psalm 25:5 (ESV)]

    Teach me Your Way, O Lord, that I may walk in Your Truth; unite my heart to fear Your Name. [Psalm 86:11 (ESV)]

    The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. [Psalm 145:18 (ESV)]

    So you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you. You shall call to them, but they will not answer you. And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the Lord their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.’ [Jeremiah 7:27-28 (ESV)]

    They bend their tongue like a bow; falsehood and not truth has grown strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know Me, declares the Lord. [Jeremiah 9:3 (ESV)]

    These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace; [Zechariah 8:16 (ESV)]

    And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. [Matthew 22:16 (ESV)]

    And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of Grace and Truth. [John 1:14 (ESV)]

    For the law was given through Moses; Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ. [John 1:17 (ESV)]

    But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him. [John 4:23 (ESV)]

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    Dionisio says:

    KF @8:

    Moved, that we solemnly memorialise Complacency Day on Sept 10, from year to year. Followed by 9/11 the next day and Sobieski day on the 12th. (As in Sept 12, 1683; the Polish King who led the 20,000 horse cavalry charge that broke the siege of Vienna.) Do I have any seconds? KF

    I second the motion.

    Again, a sobering warning to all in light of our permanent complacency:

    […] truth eludes us as soon as our concentration begins to flag, all the while leaving the illusion that we are continuing to pursue it.

    Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn
    Commencement Address Delivered At Harvard University,
    June 8, 1978

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    asauber says:

    Sept 10 is also the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children this year.

    http://abortionmemorials.com/

    Andrew

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    kairosfocus says:

    AS, an even bigger case of complacency. KF

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    bornagain77 says:

    I guess the reason Ibrahim threatened to chop David Woods head off is because of the audacity that David had in exposing these fun facts about Islam.

    Fun Islamic Facts 1: Muhammad Peed Like a Girl (David Wood)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7nLo2AK4fs&list=PLuXxHEHGRVu9H54IfV0XkhnqkcC3wm8mR

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