Youíre expecting some kind of obligatory 9-11 post, arenít you?
Here it is, but youíre not gonna like it.
15 years ago today 19 shitheads attacked America.
They killed 3000 of us.
And then Ö America got its revenge for 9-11.
Yes we did. Many times over. We killed them. We killed them all. We
killed their families. We killed their wives and their kids and all
their neighbors. We killed whole nations that werenít even involved just
to make goddamned sure. We bombed their cities into rubble. We burned
down their countries.
They killed 3000 of us, we killed 300,000 of them or more.
8000 of us came home in body bags, but we got our revenge. Yes we
Weíre still here. They arenít.
We win. USA! USA! USA!
You goddamned right. We. Win.
Every year on this day we bath in the blood of that day yet again. We
watch the towers fall over and over. Itís been 15 goddamned years, but
we just canít get enough. Weíve just got to watch it again and again.
Itís funny how we never show those videos of the bombs falling on
Baghdad today. Or the dead in the streets of Afghanistan. We got our
revenge, but we never talk about that today. No, we just sit and watch
the towers fall yet again.
Somewhere out there on the bottom of the sea are the rotting remains
of the evil son of bitch who masterminded the attack. It took a decade,
but we hunted him down and put a bullet in his brain. Sure. We got him.
Right? Thatís what we wanted. thatís what our leaders promised us, 15
years ago today.
And today those howling the loudest for revenge shrug and say, well,
yeah, that. That doesnít matter, because, um, yeah, the guy in the White
House, um, see, well, heís not an American, heís the enemy see? Heís not
doing enough. So, whatever. What about that over there? And that? AndÖ
15 years ago our leaders, left and right, stood on the steps of the
Capitol and gave us their solemn promise to work together, to stand as
one, for all Americans.
Howíd that promise work out?
How much are their words worth? Today, 15 years later?
Itís 15 years later and weíre STILL afraid. Weíre still terrorized.
Still wallowing in conspiracy theories and peering suspiciously out of
our bunkers at our neighbors. Sure we won. Sure we did. We became a
nation that tortures our enemies ó and our own citizens for that matter.
Weíre a nation of warrantless wiretaps and rendition and weíve gotten
used to being strip searched in our own airports. And how is the world a
better place for it all?
And now weíre talking about more war, more blood.
But, yeah, we won. Sure. You bet.
Frankly, I have had enough of 9-11. Fuck 9-11. Iím not going to watch
the shows. Iím not going to any of the memorials. Iím not going to the
9-11 sales at Wal-Mart. I donít want to hear about 9-11. I for damned
sure am not interested in watching politicians of either party try to
out 9-11 each other. Iím tired of this national 9-11 PTSD. I did my bit
for revenge, I went to war, Iíll remember the dead in my own time in my
Iím not going to shed a damned tear today.
We got our revenge. Many times over, for whatever good it did us.
Iím going to go to a picnic and enjoy my day. Enjoy this victory
I suggest you do the same.
I have always had a problem when 9/11 rolls around because of the fact
that we were not in the United States when it happened, so we missed all the
media coverage. You never realize how our emotions are affected by
media coverage until the entire country spent several days glued to the
television, while you were in another country where the event did not
receive all that much coverage.
When we returned home from England, it was to a different country.
The first thing I noticed was flags everywhere.
My grief over the events of 9/11 are real and deep, but can't possibly
match those who sat here, day after day, watching video over and over again,
hearing the anguish of people searching for relatives and friends, and
sharing their tears.
So I think that Jim Wright has a point with his comments about the
commemoration of this date.
Mostly, I am angry that Facebook chose to delete his words as
Aren't the brave men and women fighting for this country fighting for
such things as the right to speak our mind about things that are important
to us? I can't find anything offensive in his piece. I didn't go enjoy
a picnic on 9/11, but I did watch many hours of Star Trek
instead of 9/11 memorials.