Thursday, September 11, 2014




Anniversary

One bright morning, now ten years ago,
No one dreamt, while going off to work,
Lunatics had planned to go berserk
Yielding fury like a lava flow.

A scant ten years –– an amplitude of woe ––
Denial since that demons near us lurk
Enraptured by sheer rage –– sharp like a dirk ––
Craftily whetted in hellfire’s glow.

A grim corrosion followed the attack.
Demented perverts scheme to have us think
Euro-centric values are at fault ––

American prosperity is black ––
Greed and gall have brought us to the brink
Of seeing all we have come to a halt.


~  FreeThinke- 9/11/11

28 comments:

  1. Yes, this is our country and we are all angry watching it being torn
    apart by someone who doesn't care. BUT We the people can survive 2 more years of this creep.

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  2. FT,
    Thank you for this bit of verse.

    Lunatics had planned to go berserk
    Yielding fury like a lava flow.


    And the lunatics using the same "guidebook" are still planning -- plotting to exterminate the "nonbelievers." Now they are armed with weapons much more powerful than box cutters.

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  3. Anon why all the fawning over him before by the media? Because he is black,or because he is a black liberal?
    The media played a big role in propping him up and many of us didn't take the bait,and still don't.
    Ask more than half the people why they voted for him and you get some dumb answers
    Now here is a question for you,what convinced you to vote fir him because apparently you did unless you are just playing.

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  4. Oh FT I see you deleted ANON''s comment,oh well

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  5. I think that comment was from RN, posting as Anonymous.

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  6. I thought that may have been him

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  7. Hello, Lisa,

    Oh dear! I just got finished giving a stern lecture at yesterday's post about staying on topic and not making personal remarks, etc. and here we are at it again. ;-)

    As you know, today is the thirteenth anniversary of 911. I still hope we may get a least a few remarks that talk about that, instead of all these irrelevant pot shots at the current administration -- and worse -- at EACH OTHER.

    Where were you thirteen years ago this morning, and what were you doing? How did the tragic event change your life? -- or have you been able to carry on as usual?

    I'm no supporter of barack Obama, but I'm well aware he is hardly responsible for every undesirable thing that's happened in recent years -- especially not 911, so please let's can the anti-Obama hate rhetoric today, and meditate on the tragic losses of thirteen years ago, and the grave errors we made in responding to them

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  8. I was driving with my wife when the news came over the AM radio. The briadcaster's voice cracked as he explained what was happening... I was glued to the TV all day...

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  9. I suppose it's almost sacrilegious to say but today I don't accept at face value the official version of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Too many discrepancies exist between the officially sanctioned version of the events and the cold analysis of things that just don't compute.

    "Veterans Today" enumerates several points of the story which contradict the official version, including the mysterious "Dancing Israelis" witnessed i New Jersey filming the obscenity as it happened and includes an interview that took place on Israeli television two months later after they had been "cleared" to leave the country. The smart-assed smirks tell a totally different story than the reams of paper wasted creating the official version of the events.

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  10. Here's another tid-bit to consider from the article:

    "The western media have indeed become captive of their own fear-inducing propaganda, as the BBC “Power of Nightmares” series so well documented. How can we break out of this spiral of fear and terror? How can America become aware of its degree of subservience to Israel? There is no more career-terminating topic for US journalists. One could try asking the question, “Is there any criminal act that Israel can do without being protected from criticism from the United States?” [42] One could discuss the brazen Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967, with planes and torpedo boats, an attempt to start a US war against Egypt, with LBJ’s connivance – classic false-flag terror. No official protest has been made, nor have reparations been paid. No other nation can attack an American vessel in international waters, killing 34 US Naval servicemen, with impunity [43].

    As Admiral Thomas Moorer, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff under Ronald Reagan, stated: “I’ve never seen a President — I don’t care who he is — stand up to them [the Israelis]. It just boggles the mind. They always get what they want. The Israelis know what is going on all the time. If the American people understood what a grip those people have got on our government, they would rise up in arms. Our citizens certainly don’t have any idea what goes on.” "

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  11. Waylon, one of the reasons I've heard given for this is the refusal of Israel to delink the government from their faith.

    As such, any criticism of the government, and her actions, is by definition, anti-semitic criticism of the faith, or religion of Israel.

    But I reject the various "truther" viewpoints on 9/11 as vehemently as i do the "birther" viewpoints on President Obama.

    Both, in my opinion, are about as accurate as the view that says we never landed on the moon.

    Great theater, but few facts... and some of my closest friends hold everyone of these views...

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  12. Jim at Asylum Watch said ...

    Too bad the Left doesn't remember 9/11 the same way we do. My friend, Manhattan Infidel, had this to say in his blog before he went on to talk about last night's Yankee's game:

    "I am sick of 9/11. I am sick of how our oversocialized, guilt-ridden left uses it as a “teachable moment” to discuss white privilege and the historical sins of America.

    I am sick of 9/11 being used as an example of “tolerance.” Let’s not forget, please have Muslim Imams at all prayer services. Anything else would be racist you hick, hateful Americans.

    I’m sick of the permanent police state that has risen up in the wake of 9/11.

    I’m sick of how the two worst Presidents in American history (Bush 43 and Obama) have destroyed in 13 years what it took their predecessors 225 years to build.

    Bin Ladin won. America died on 9/11."

    He has a point, doesn't he?

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  13. I heard that “Drama Ridden” speech and to me it really seemed more like a calculated political speech meant to help with optics more than it did any sort of rallying speech to inform the citizens of a clear plan of action., or should I have said “ Strategy”
    In his prime-time speech to this nation on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Obama said:

    “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL-ISIS is not Islamic,” Obama said, speaking from the state floor of the White House residence. “No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.”

    And this is the man that we have in charge of defeating the ISLAMIC ENEMY? Are they kidding?

    I just hope president Obama's efforts to deal with ISIS or as the Great One says, “ISIL” turns out a little better than his previous efforts in dealing with the problems in Syria, Iran, Egypt, and Benghazi, Libya.. but if his past efforts are any indication of his future success, I won't be holding my breath waiting for things to improve
    Of course, I'm a designated “Obama hater” so I'm sure my opinion on such matters is moot.
    Talk about Strategy!
    But according to a popular blogger, it’s only the “color of his skin” that makes him so hated!
    Progressive douchebags are so ridiculous .

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  14. In reference to Obama's ultra dramatic speech last night, Gee, aren't you glad we have a president who sounded like George Bush for a change?

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  15. Well, Dave, I guess it's clear that you're locked into your narrow point of view and take the easy way out by offering up the normal critical insight of the doctrinaire left with the intelligent epithet of "birther" and/or "truther".

    Sounds like you object to any little disturbance in your little world. I would expect that though.

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  16. Ok FT I couldn't help myself.
    I was sitting in my recliner after just having foot surgery and my husband was on his computer.
    Ironically he was off on Tuesdays.
    It changed my mindset about traveling into NYC even today being I live on LI as you know.
    Made me angry,scared,and sad.
    I really was not happy about Iraq but I figured it was above my paygrade to judge it. I just know Clinton sent scud missles into Baghdad and Bush-1 had to deal with
    them in Kuwait so I figured there was more to it than anyone knew at the time.
    I still believe that. But interestingly China is doing so well and they aren't involved in any conflicts.
    Go figure

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  17. All I'm saying Waylon i that I agree with the official explanation of events regarding 9/11.

    The great majority of people who do not, those that see some great conspiracy or back room political intrigue, have been classified, primarily by conservatives as "truthers".

    I fail to see how my comment shows either a left, or a right leaning bias.

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  18. Normally we would not have been home at the same time.
    I was watching TV and it was interrupted with the first plane crashing into WTC and I yelled out to my husband to come look and when he came in he said "Terrorism".
    And we were watching and saw the 2nd plane hit. Then all the reports started coming in about the Pentagon and the other missing plane that crashed in PA
    Very scary day and pretty much glued to the TV for the next month

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  19. But Dave from the larger context of today to official version of the story just doesn't add up. Anybody that thinks the world hasn't changed for the worse over the last 13 years isn't paying attention or pretending to not see it.

    I could have sworn that "truther" and "birther" were favorite epithets hurled by the left, or the self-righteous frauds of the right the neo-cons.

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  20. Interesting recollection of the events of 9/11 by an insider who happened to be with GWB that day in a series of tweets today from the ultimate insiders..

    "Ari Fleischer" recalls that the White House received a coded message that "Angel was next", which happened to be the code word of the day for Air Force One. Not that there was any implication of some crossed wires somewhere in the administration, though, I suppose.

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  21. Dave Miller said: "Waylon, one of the reasons I've heard given for this is the refusal of Israel to delink the government from their faith.

    As such, any criticism of the government, and her actions, is by definition, anti-semitic criticism of the faith, or religion of Israel."

    I find you the most mild and well reasoned person, but on this I sharply disagree. The claim that "all criticism of Israel is falsely labelled as antisemitic" is simply not true. I have seen no evidence of it.

    The problem is that so much criticism of Israel is indeed rather antisemitic: from those who urge solidarity with Hamas.... to those who decry any effort of Israel to fight back against those trying to kill all of its people.... to those who whine about AIPAC ....to those who insist that we must "question" the rights of Israelis to even live.

    Few and far between are the reasonable criticism of Israel: about their tax rates, tariff policies, the size of their pension liability, etc.
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    Waylon: There is absolutely no evidence to contradict the accepted account of the 9/11 attack. It does add up, in fact. Your attempt to blame Jews is an echo of the old Nazi-touted "Protocols of the Elders of Zion". You need to look at your sources with a more critical eye.

    As for "truther" and "birther", these are epithets used by the vast majority.... even by conservatives. And the labels are rather ironic. Because "truthers" don't like the truth and want people to believe complete fabrications about 9/11. And because "birthers" ignore where Pres. Obama was actually born.

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  22. DMarks, Believe what you want, you are of no concern to me. I accept what can be verified in the real world.

    Actually, "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" originated in Russia before the birth of the Soviet Union in the latter part of the 19th Century. So that may explain how Trotsky received a bundle of money to travel from New York to finance his trip to the Russian revolution. As far as the book itself, it's funny how "the chosen tribe" react when the topic is raised—claiming it's a "forgery" and a lie. Although, if you've read it, it should be evident that it comes from somebody very knowledgeable about the inner workings of the financial world and its ultimate aims.

    You sound like a "denier" yourself, someone that can't stand the thought of a challenge to your orthodox thinking. Stay in your box, in the dark.

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  23. Dmarks... I think you will find it hard to come up with any criticism of the Israeli government from outside that country, that is not seen by political leaders in that country as antisemitic.

    I am not arguing that it is, or isnt, just that I think the person who made the point I referenced makes sense.

    If the government is Jewish, as opposed to Israeli, then by definition, criticism of the government is criticism of the Jewish faith, which is seen as anti-Semitic.

    If our government was not secular, and Christian as some desire, would not criticism of our government be seen as anti-CHristian?

    I think it would.

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  24. The Magus said

    Please don't ever think that Jewishness has anything to do with "religion." Yes, there is a religion called Judaism, but in today's world the vast majority of Jews are overt atheists, and don't ever believe for a nanosecond that makes them any less Jewish than those who still go to Synagogues. To most Jews their Jewishness is more important than anything else in the world. Their reflexive bristling defensiveness and intense belligerence at any imagined attack, criticism or slight is proof enough of that.

    Considering their history of attracting endless persecution is it any wonder they appear paranoid to the point of mania, an attitude that tends aways to attract more persecution? It's a vicious cycle that's become a tautology.

    Who could break it? How could anyone ever make i stop? Is there an acceptable answer to those quetions?

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  25. Waylon, synonymous with Anonomous, lurking in the dim light like a shadow.

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  26. Waylon proved my point of his Nazi sympathies when he discussed the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", the existence itself of which is not a lie (nice try), but the claims in it are simply untrue racism.

    I simply refuse to believe that which is not true.

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    The Magus said:

    "Considering their history of attracting endless persecution is it any wonder they appear paranoid to the point of mania"

    Jewish people don't appear paranoid at all.

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  27. Dmarks, the point you have proven is Lenin's:

    "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." In your world black is white, up is down, good is evil—in other words an alternate reality from which you can never extricate yourself because you've given over your own responsibility to think for a canned "ideology" which provides you with a comforting blanket of self-satisfied security.

    Have you read the book? Many people that have don't think it's a lie as you say. That would include Henry Ford and many Jews as well.

    Ford thought it described the world he knew in the early part of the 20th Century, it's even more evident today, I believe.

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  28. ____________ To a Louse ____________

    (Espied Upon a Lady's Bonnet in Church)

    Ha! whaur ye gaun, ye crowlin ferlie?
    Your impudence protects you sairly;
    I canna say but ye strunt rarely,
    Owre gauze and lace;
    Tho', faith! I fear ye dine but sparely
    On sic a place.

    Ye ugly, creepin, blastit wonner,
    Detested, shunn'd by saunt an' sinner,
    How daur ye set your fit upon her -
    Sae fine a lady?
    Gae somewhere else and seek your dinner
    On some poor body.

    Swith! in some beggar's haffet squattle;
    There ye may creep, and sprawl, and sprattle,
    Wi' ither kindred, jumping cattle,
    In shoals and nations;
    Whaur horn nor bane ne'er daur unsettle
    Your thick plantations.

    Now haud you there, ye're out o' sight,
    Below the fatt'rels, snug and tight;
    Na, faith ye yet! ye'll no be right,
    Till ye've got on it -
    The verra tapmost, tow'rin height
    O' Miss' bonnet.

    My sooth! right bauld ye set your nose out,
    As plump an' grey as ony groset:
    O for some rank, mercurial rozet,
    Or fell, red smeddum,
    I'd gie you sic a hearty dose o't,
    Wad dress your droddum.

    I wad na been surpris'd to spy
    You on an auld wife's flainen toy;
    Or aiblins some bit dubbie boy,
    On's wyliecoat;
    But Miss' fine Lunardi! fye!
    How daur ye do't?

    O Jenny, dinna toss your head,
    An' set your beauties a' abread!
    Ye little ken what cursed speed
    The blastie's makin:
    Thae winks an' finger-ends, I dread,
    Are notice takin.


    O wad some Power the giftie gie us
    To see oursels as ithers see us!
    It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
    An' foolish notion:
    What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us,
    An' ev'n devotion!


    ~ Robert Burns

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