GAFFNEY, SOUTH CAROLINA – Eleven years ago on September 11th, 3,000 Americans were murdered. Religious fanatics belonging to a virulent strain of Islam seized American planes, and flew them into the Towers in New York City and the Pentagon. One plane headed for the White House was diverted when some of the hostages bravely retook the plane. United 93 crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Yet eleven years later, many people in America still don’t get it.
We are told on this day to be pious, and to “come together.” We should avoid politics “out of respect for the victims.” We should “honor the victims” by being better than we really are.
This is garbage. While not as heinous as the evil acts of 9/11 themselves it is still deeply offensive.
We cannot just “come together,” nor should we. The idea that being “nice” on 9/11 matters when terrible people go back to being terrible people on 9/12 is insincere.
Coming together is impossible because too many people have a vested interest in tearing us all apart. These are the people who love their own power more than they love this country. People who would happily throw their neighbor under the bus for disagreeing with them.
These people had a political convention in Charlotte that was so disgusting that trying to unify anybody cannot take place until they disappear.
These are people who see President George W. Bush as a bigger threat than Saddam Hussein or Osama bin Laden.
These are people who pretended that Afghanistan was the “good war” and Iraq was the “bad war,” only to show their true colors and commit to abandoning Afghanistan once we were out of Iraq.
These are people who take credit for capturing Osama bin Laden while refusing to admit that they are against the very anti-terror techniques set up by his predecessor that collected the intelligence.
These are the people who think a thirty-something upper middle class white girl getting subsidized birth control is more important than preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.
These are people like Bill Keller in the Jayson Blair (New York) Times who think that Iran getting a bomb is a better option than preemptive war.
These are people like President Obama, who it has just been reported, only goes to about 40 percent of his daily intelligence briefings.
These are people who say 9/11 should never be political, while four “New Jersey Girls” who are really liberal activists attack President Bush.
These are people who think that Iraq was a diversion. They fail to grasp that while Saddam was not directly responsible for 9/11, he absolutely was a sponsor of worldwide terrorism.
These are people who think that the Iraq War was a waste of blood, money, and treasure. They claim to be glad Saddam is gone while refusing to have the decency to acknowledge the man who removed him. The Iraq War was absolutely the right thing to do. It was worth it.
These are people like Eric Holder who think that Khalid Sheik Mohammed should be tried in a civilian court in Manhattan.
These are people who have no problem with a Mosque at Ground Zero.
These are people who think we have not been attacked since. They don’t count the Fort Hood shooter because “only” twelve innocent Americans were murdered.
These are people who refuse to use words like “Islamofascism,” “Radical Islam,” “Islamism,” “Islamic Fundamentalism,” or any other terminology that might be considered offensive to Jihadists. They refer to Fort Hood as “workplace violence.”
These are people who think we can all just sit in a circle and sing “Kumbaya.” They bleat that “war is not the answer.”
So no, it is not necessary to come together with these people. Their world view is destructive, and I love my country too much to allow it to surrender like Europe has.
We don’t honor the families of the fallen by being nice today. We honor the families of the fallen by staying enraged at what was done to them and vowing to help do something about it.
We honor the families by encouraging our government to hunt down every last one of these little rats in every cave in the world. We stay there as long as it takes. We finance the war by slashing entitlements, and stop lying by claiming that it is the wars that are bankrupting us.
We honor the families by winning the War on Terror. That means we not only go after the Islamofascists themselves, but anybody who shelters, funds, harbors, or aids and enables them in any way.
So yes, we should stay in Afghanistan until the job is done. Yes we were right to go into Iraq. Yes, we may need to take preemptive action against Iran and Syria.
We all know war is hell, but refusing to fight is not the same thing as peace. Peace comes when one side surrenders.
So for those of you who just want a normal, calm, quiet, ordinary day, too d@mn bad. The people on 9/11 wanted an ordinary Tuesday in 2001 and they didn’t get one. Many of us have not had an ordinary day in eleven years. Many of us never will have another ordinary day.
The Islamofascists are not taking the day off. The mullahs in Iran are working toward building nuclear bombs today.
The world is not a cheery place right now. The globe is on fire. No amount of imbecilic, worthless platitudes about coming together will change that.
If those who are part of the problem want to come together, then do what you should have done eleven years ago.
Just shut up, salute the d@mn American flag. Stop trying to remove God from your platform. Stop blaming Israel. Stop blaming America. Stop blaming Neocons. Stop blaming George W. Bush. Give him some d@mn credit while you’re at it. Stop making excuses for Islamists.
Help the rest of us win the War on Terror.
Stop being ostriches. Do something useful. Help prevent the next 9/11.
At the very least, if you can’t lead or follow, learn from General Patton and get the hell out of the d@mn way. We need to shove the American flag up the bad guys’ hides until they go red, white and blue.
It’s time to save the world from Radical Islam, and those who keep blathering about coming together can do us all a favor and move in our direction so we can win the War on Terror.
Ending and leaving is not winning. Winning means taking the Islamists, handing them their @sses on a tray, and making sure the tray is bent.
When every American understands this, then we can come together on 9/11.
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