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On this day, September 11th 2011, there will be flurry of articles, news stories, editorials and activities relating back to the cataclysmic events that occurred ten years ago, this day…as well there should be.
The pain, misery and suffering that the twisted human spirit waged against innocent fellow men, women and children does not heal or even blur with time, it only smolders in the background like the embers of the burning wreckage left behind on that dreadful day.
We see, hear, feel and taste the perversity of mankind on a daily basis through the news and events of our time but ten years ago the rank evil manifested itself in such a way that tens of thousands of lives were damaged and touched around the world, never again to be the same.
The lessons learned on that dark day of death are many.
For the past forty years I have been of the conviction that every living, breathing American should make it point to visit the Battleship Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii. As a rebellious young man pressed into military service during Viet Nam I had no great love for the war making machine that appeared to be stealing my youth and sending my life down a path that I had neither planned on nor asked for. I was angry, frustrated and felt few if any ties to my brothers and sisters who wore the uniform of my country.
Then one day, in the early 70’s, as I stood on the deck of the Battleship Arizona’s memorial and realized that just a few meters beneath my feet were the entrapped remains of over 1,000 Navy sailors who’s lives had been brutally swept away with no regard or compassion, I woke up…and a painful awakening it was. I felt the loss, the torment, the pain and the suffering for those that were left behind and it was a profound and life changing experience for my selfish and self-centered ways. It was, also, a very patriotic eye-opener and helped to shape my views on political policy and the need to defend freedom and human rights where ever that may be.
Decades later, I took my wife Terry to this same site and her experience bore little difference from mine; we then and still are one in our beliefs to defend the truth and to protect the principles that endorse fairness, compassion and above all, freedom in this country and the world overall.
Several years later we found ourselves visiting another site where unspeakable tragedy had taken the lives of human beings yet this time they were not military in nature and the numbers of souls murdered were triple that of the loses at Pearl Harbor. We had traveled to New York City to pay our respects to those who had been killed during the murderous attack of 9/11. We went to Ground Zero.
I don’t know what drove us; not real sure why we traveled half way across the country to stand at the precipice of a massive ragged pit and stare into it’s emptiness, but we were there. We were in the middle of a city we really had no desire to visit yet felt compelled to go and pay our respects to the thousands of Americans who were simply going to work, that day, to support their families and in turn, never came home. Simply writing that sentence makes my stomach tighten and the hair on the back of my arms stand up. It all ended in a flash in New York, Washington D.C. and in Pennsylvania…thousands of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandmothers, grandfathers and so many more were hideously murdered for a perverted religious/political cause that has only ended in the death and destruction of the perpetrators. All so useless, all so unnecessary.
Please, I implore you, allow this day to be a re awaking of your spirit so that you are empowered with the strength, awareness and intelligence to help in assuring that such a travesty is never again committed on the soil of this great land.
This Blog and the work of our volunteers at Wild Horse Freedom Federation is dedicated, solely, to the adherence to the law of the land and the abolishment of unnecessary suffering, cruelty and death at the hands of an out of control, politically motivated and inhumane government agency. Such a reference does not diminish the loss of human lives ten years ago but highlights how we, too, have a radical and out of control cult operating within our government that can easily be compared to terrorist regimes of times in our recent past and also, long ago.
The war against terror around the world rages on at the expense of young Americans lives, but the terror rained down upon non-human species is alive and well within the boundaries and upon the soil of the great United States. It breaks my heart into a million pieces.
May God have mercy on our souls.