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Today is 9-11-01 + 19 years, let us never forget

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Let the WTC Cross, found standing amidst the rubble, serve as a testimony of hope and redemption from that day to our own:

The WTC Cross

Video:

Memorial service, live streamed 8:40 AM Eastern:

As we face our own existential struggle today in the face of a Red Guards colour insurgency that appeals to our pain and shame but only threatens to revert to ideological, oligarchic tyranny . . .

a reminder:

U/d b for clarity, nb Nil

. . . let us reflect on that cross and the faith once for all delivered unto the saints it symbolises.

For, we are again at kairos as a civilisation. END

PS: As an aid to reflection, I post a clip from Bernard lewis’ 1990 essay on the roots of Muslim rage in Atlantic magazine:

. . . The accusations are familiar. We of the West are accused of sexism, racism, and imperialism, institutionalized in patriarchy and slavery, tyranny and exploitation. To these charges, and to others as heinous, we have no option but to plead guilty — not as Americans, nor yet as Westerners, but simply as human beings, as members of the human race. In none of these sins are we the only sinners, and in some of them we are very far from being the worst. The treatment of women in the Western world, and more generally in Christendom, has always been unequal and often oppressive, but even at its worst it was rather better than the rule of polygamy and concubinage that has otherwise been the almost universal lot of womankind on this planet . . . .

In having practiced sexism, racism, and imperialism, the West was merely following the common practice of mankind through the millennia of recorded history. Where it is distinct from all other civilizations is in having recognized, named, and tried, not entirely without success, to remedy these historic diseases. And that is surely a matter for congratulation, not condemnation. We do not hold Western medical science in general, or Dr. Parkinson and Dr. Alzheimer in particular, responsible for the diseases they diagnosed and to which they gave their names.

9 Replies to “Today is 9-11-01 + 19 years, let us never forget

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    kairosfocus says:

    Today is 9-11-01 + 19 years, let us never forget

    –> Live streaming of memorial to start 8:40 AM Eastern US time is embedded

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    polistra says:

    Let us never forget the monstrous power of a fake emergency. Let us never forget that every government official is a demonic psychopath, bound and determined to do harm and create chaos and panic and mayhem and genocide.

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    john_a_designer says:

    On 9/11 2001 NYC Police officers– “New York’s finest”– rushed into two burning buildings in an attempt to rescue people trapped inside…

    71 officers were killed when the two World Trade Center buildings collapsed in New York City. Dozens more have passed away in the years following 2001 as the direct result of illnesses contracted while working in the hazardous conditions immediately following the attacks in New York.

    https://www.odmp.org/search/incident/september-11-terrorist-attack

    Today, however, not only in New York City but in cities across the U.S. police are being vilified and demonized. Politicians in several major democratic cities are demanding that police departments be defunded or even closed permanently. Why? It’s not because the police have become evil. It’s because self-centered, ignorant people are ungrateful.

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    Truthfreedom says:

    We humans may forget. ‘Big’ G above, He does not.
    Eternal, All Knowing.

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    john_a_designer says:

    What’s a hero?

    No one has greater love than this—that one lays down his life for his friends.

    For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—

    The firemen and police who rushed into the World Trade Center on 9/11 (running towards danger) were attempting to rescue total strangers. That’s not the description of a mere heroes. That’s a description of true super heroes. But unlike the fake comic book kind they didn’t have super powers.

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    kairosfocus says:

    Polistra, way over the top. Nope, especially today. KF

    PS: Wikipedia as a yardstick of what we have to be better than.

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    Truthfreedom says:

    6 John_a_designer

    The firemen and police who rushed into the World Trade Center on 9/11 (running towards danger) were attempting to rescue total strangers.

    Today they would be despised and accused of racism or any other marxist non-sense.

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    BobRyan says:

    Recent polls show the vast majority of those living in the inner-cities, which does include Americans of African descent, want the same or greater police officers. Groups like Antifa and BLM are not representative of the people living with the rising gang violence. They are a mix of socialists and anarchists who always use each other in the beginning of revolutions, then fight it out later. The anarchists always lose the fight.

    There is no laws requiring honest reporting. What is seen is rarely a representation of what has happened. The majority of the media takes a kernel of truth and warps it into a complete fabrication. This has been going on in the United States for over a century.

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