Sunday, September 11, 2011

11 SEP 2011

Seems the Thing To Do Today is to remember what you were doing on this date, ten years ago.

Really? One tiny decade later? Ask me on the fiftieth anniversary. That's a decent amount of time for commemoration.

Instead we should be remembering what
we weren't doing on this day ten years ago.

Ten years ago we weren't detaining WWII fighter aces at the aeroport screening for attempting to bring their Medal of Honor onto an aeroplane.

Ten years ago strangers fondling the genital areas of your children and your spouse in public were being arrested instead of being excused.

Ten years ago the Federal Government wasn't trying to ram National Identity Papers down everyone's throats.

The American Government's reaction to the 9/11 attack has done more damage to individual liberty and individual freedom in this country than the combined efforts of every terrorist since Year Dot.

And what does the Media do about this? They engage in misty-eyed navel-gazing and the exploration of FEEEE-lings on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.


You know what I'm going to do to remember 11 SEP 2001? I'm going to go buy an American military service-member a beer and thank that person for volunteering to be a tiny cog that had a part -- however small, however seemingly inconsequential -- in getting Usama bin Laden shot in the face.

That is a proper remembrance for this date, ten years back.