“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way.”- Charles Dickens
Today is September 11, 2012. Eleven years have passed since those sickening, enraging, horrifying images first appeared on television of Radical Islamists incinerating 3,000 innocent Americans. Like that quote from A Tale of Two Cities, 911 elicits the best and the worst in Americans.
Back when America still had convictions, Franklin Delano Roosevelt said of the attack on Pearl Harbor, “Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Today our president referred to the 911 attack as a sad day. 911 is not a day that will live in infamy but a kind of negatively emotional day. A day to reflect. The glaring difference between these two reactions by presidents sums up everything that is wrong with our nation right now.
“It was the age of foolishness.” After all of this time, too many still do not get the message. Too many are still confused about who is our enemy and who is our friend. Many are still in denial of what is really going on in our world. We still choke on a insane code called political correctness that has shattered the common sense that could fix our nation.
One of the worst things that 911 elicits is the self-loathing that says this attack was our own fault. It was shocking enough for those who lost loved ones in the Twin Towers to hear Reverend Wright scream, “the chickens have come home to roost!”, but it was even more horrifying to watching liberals nod in agreement.
Then there are the nitwits who say it was an inside job, that America attacked itself! Enough said.
“It was the age of wisdom.” However, 911 has also awakened the very best in America. Our servicemen and women overcame the White House, Pentagonal Correctness, and a mean spirited news media, to perform with excellence and pride. They have not only fought for freedom, they have taught children, built wells, restored power and the delivered the basics of life to oppressed people and paid the ultimate sacrifice.
As our men and women in uniform served humbly, our president Barrack Hussein Obama went to Europe and said that “America was arrogant.” And while he was telling Europe that America had “dictated to the world” our sons and daughters were spilling their blood to remove dictators.
“It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” 911 should have brought clarity. It should have ignited a galvanizing national outrage. It should have brought us back to the roots of our greatness but instead we woke up this morning divided at the soul.
The Spring of hope and change has turned into the winter of despair and denial. Millions of Americans are diluted by a kind of mass battered wife syndrome. “It’s my fault, he hits me because of something I said.” You want to scream, “you don’t have to take this anymore!”
We have experimented with socialism it failed. We went along with taking the blame for all of the world’s problems, it is time to stop! We did not do anything to deserve the attack on 911. Wake up out of your liberal Stockholm syndrome!
We can be one nation under God. We can forgive the past but not if we redact it. We were attacked. We are still being attacked. We are letting the forces of leftist radicalism and Radical Islam continue to have an outsized voice in our life. Why?
When the thought police says that you are racist, homophobic, tea partying right wingers simply because you are patriotic and disagree with the policies of this administration… isn’t that cause for alarm?
We are supposed to say nothing about the irony of Islamic prayer at the Democratic National Convention and the surreal moment when they were booing God and Israel?
Today is a good day to realize that there are still things crashing into our nation and that we must honor those victims of 911 by looking evil in the face and vowing under God to seek His power and wisdom in order to take back our nation from the inner emotional terrorism that keeps us from the righteous cause of this hour.