Sunday, September 11, 2005


It is four years since the tragic events of 11 September 2001. I have no doubt that everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they heard the first news reports of a plane flying into the World Trade Center.

I was working construction at the time and was on my way to the job site with a co-worker. When we heard the first report we both thought it was a small plane. When the second plane hit we realized they weren't small planes, they were airliners.

Then came the "attack" on the Pentagon. I do not now, and probably never will, believe that the "attack" on the pentagon was a jetliner. For one thing there was no wreckage from something as large as a passenger jet. Another is that the lawn at the Pentagon was virtually untouched.

My heart went out to those who lost loved ones because of this terrorist attack and I still, to this day, feel for their loss.

What I have a problem with is how the Bush (mis)administration, as well as many other republicans, has continued to use tragedy of 9/11 to rally the public to it's agenda and political asperations. Bush has repeatedly used 9/11 to connect to Saddam, the war in Iraq, the loss of personal freedoms through the (Un)Patriot Act, and now even Hurricane Katrina.

Today, the fourth anniversary of that fateful day, the Pentagon's "Freedom March" is to be held with the blessings of George Dumbya Bush.

Some freedom march. In order to be allowed to march you would have had to register before last Friday night. There will be no press coverage allowed in the march, they will have to stand on the sidelines and watch from behind a four foot high fence that has been set up along the route so the march will be kept sterile. If you aren't registered you can't participate, it has to be kept sterile.

All of this tells me that the only people the Pentagon wants to participate are Bush backers and the war chicken-hawks. Protesters will not be allowed. Some freedom march.

Once again, the Bush (mis)administration is using the loss and suffering of the people of this once great land for political gain. I know that not everyone will agree with me on this. That's fine, it's still a, somewhat, free country where you can express your opinion just as I can. In my opinion if you do not see this march for what it really is your eyes are shut, your mind is closed, and you are a fool of the greatest magnitude.


Fixer said...

. . . has continued to use tragedy of 9/11 to rally the public to it's agenda and political asperations.

It's all they got, Ed. Their record is one of fuckup after fuckup. They have nothing to show for the last 5 years and all they can do is wrap themselves in the cloak of 9/11 and pray people still believe the myth they've created.

Grandpa Eddie said...

You nailed that one, pal.
Sad thing is there's all too many people...or should I say brainless wonders...that still believe the lies and bullshit emanating from the White Whorehouse.

EconAtheist said...

All you had to do was listen to the Hitchens/Galloway debate to get an idea of the fantasy world the 'cons are still living in -- they think they're savin' the world, spreadin' democracy, and promotin' freedom.

Batshit crazy, I say.

Grandpa Eddie said...

I didn't get to hear the debate you mentioned, but being in con men...they toe the party line that the fuckin' chimp has been babbling about for the last five years. They all believe they are the only ones who are correct and that they are saving the world, and all the time they are destroying it.
Bunch of lying fucking bastards with their heads shoved up their own asses.