Let us never forget... Have some already?

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    Very sad, but that's the truth. Many people have already forgotten what happened 5 years ago today. When NYC was attacked, the entire nation froze as one and watched the events unfold as one. We were all horrified when the towers fell and we were all shell shocked when we found out 4 planes were involved. The nation gathered as one to lend a hand to NYC in its aftermath. We stood as one while we watched Giuliani give his daily updates on the search for survivors, and the progress of NYC as a whole. We didn't care if he was a republican or a democrat, but we all watched George Bush to see how our nation would respond. Whether liberal, conservative or moderate, all members of congress stood together to sing 'God Bless America'.

    There was no bickering. The American flags waved everywhere. In the face of the worst attacks the United States has ever seen, the entire nation appeared to have risen up to not only assist those in need but to also show the world that we refuse to bow to terror.

    Or was I blind to what I witnessed just a few short years ago?

    Fighting and lawsuits over money donated to the victims and their loved ones, psychopaths who claimed they had non-existent loved ones there in order to cash in, arguing over memorials, claims of government involvement, using 9/11 for political gain, the blame game, lawsuits, lawsuits, lawsuits...

    Living in NY, I get to read all the local and state wide stories, day after day. Somehow, it always ends up being about money. Memorials, statues, plaques... All comes down to money. Is this how we should remember those that perished on 9/11? I understand people will want different memorials, but be reasonable and allow these to be constructed and allow people to mourn and remember their loved ones in a respectable manner. Don't make every last detail turn into a circus for the media.

    Do people really even think about the individuals themselves anymore? Or is it just about who can be heard the loudest? Those I respect the most are the quietest of individuals who lay flowers and a wreath and walk away. That's why it's called "Showing your repect".

    Anyone found trying to scam and/or profit from these events should be killed immediately, without a proper trial.

    This isn't about politics. It's about a few muslim extremists who came to the United States and murdered nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens. Those men who planned, aided and assisted, donated or funded, or who even believe in the same approach, all need to be exterminated. I don't need a politician to tell me if that is right or wrong. I don't care if it's a democrat or republican who authorizes the General to rev up the engines.

    Now I understand there are many, too many to list probably, who lost loved ones or who were injured that day. I do believe they deserve assistance, whether physical or monetary, to move on with their lives. But, there seem to be hundreds of new lawsuits daily from people all across the east coast. Everyone has suffered in some way but some feel their suffering means they hit the lottery. If you were directly involved, or a loved one directly involved, then beat it.

    My intent isn't political, but rather to provoke thought between now and then. Why such a dramatic change? Why did so many want to give and assist and now so many just want to take? Seems to me like any remember the day but have forgotten the people and the worlds reactions.
     
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    Thanks for the words and thoughts :salute:
     
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    In short, There is NO excuse. We forget because some people are too 'soft' to deal with reality.
     
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    You seem to have forgotten your way during the post. You were right the first time: we need to be thinking about the thousands that lost their lives that morning.

    Today is not about 19 hijackers or about seeking revenge. Today is a day to mourn the loss of those who died simply because they showed up for work.
     
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    Those two aspects are forever joined. Muslims killed 3000 of our people in the name of their faith that day.
     
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    They aren't dead because they showed up for work. It's true that if they hadn't come to work, they'd be alive, but the reaseon they're dead is because a bunch of psychopaths who hate us more than I could love any woman crashed planes into their offices. That's the plain and dirty truth. It's not pleasant. It's not pretty. It's not profound. It's horrifying, but such is the nature of our enemy. More and more I see the disconnect between the deaths of those people and what caused them. Those people didn't die by showing up to work any more than Kennedy died by campaigning in Texas. No, those people died because bad men killed them, and they weren't even the worst out there.

    Yet, in the wake of this attack by the most vicious of enemies we have ever faced, we say nice, gentle things, like, "They died for nothing more than showing up for work," or worse excuses, such as, "The died because chimpy ignored the threat," but what we need to remember is that men killed them, and as bad as those men were, there are far worse, and we demostrate more every day that we not only lack to will to bring them a proper fight, but we lack to will to even call them what they are.
     
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    Yes, today we mourn those who perished, and we do so BECAUSE of those extremists that committed these acts. I wish I could seperate the 2 but they are forever linked, as Darin has already stated.
     
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    As the old saying goes..."Money is the root of all evil"...Personally I get more out of watching my kids excell rather than what money buys!
     
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    The comments above should answer your question as to why we were united on that day and why it is "politicized" now. I think you'd find that most of us were undivided when it came to Afghanistan. The problem is what followed and that, by it's nature, gives rise to the type of divisions that you're talking about and any discussion on that subject is, by definition, political.

    We were of one mind that day... nationally as well as internationally. Too bad we didn't use all that unity and good will.
     
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