Skip to comments.9/11 and America's short memory
Posted on 09/08/2005 8:23:41 AM PDT by SuzyQ2
By Abigail R. Esman
World Defense Review columnist
"WE WILL NEVER FORGET!" declared the posters taped across the city, the banner strung above the massive hole that once had been the World Trade Center, in the months after 9/11. And for a year, anyway, tourists came to pay respects at Ground Zero while New Yorkers brought flowers to their local fire departments, contributed to funds benefiting the families of those killed, pasted American flags to the windshields of their cars, and somberly marked the eleventh day of every month that passed.
But four years later, to walk the streets of New York City and even more, to visit any other part of the USA we have, it seems to me, indeed forgotten.
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Apparently, having noticed it AND being so concerned, she chose to do nothing about it but look around.
As cold as it might seem people do move on. The ability to leave the past behind and go on to the future has always been an American strength. One of the hallmarks of Muslim 'civilisation' is it's reluctance to let go of any injury, no matter how distant in time.
"Truth is, I'm surprised there have not yet been suicide bombings or chemical attacks in New York. Certainly the opportunities abound: I've been expecting one at Bloomingdale's, for instance, for years. And New Yorkers know it."
Of course she is a New Yorker. This is obvious with the Bush hating statements. She does make some good points about the lack of security on our rail system and the recent relaxing of airport security however. Our intelligence agencies are saying it is a matter of WHEN not IF we will be attacked with a nuclear weapon of some kind. The government should spend more time and money on evacuation plans with State & Locals for all the major metros and then be educating the public. It's like this Katrina disaster. Pay now and do it right and it hurts a little. Leave it be and pay a LOT later.
My flags aren't gone.
Texas is getting more refugees than any other state -- that's fine, we'll take them all -- but we need help providing them with food, clothing, medicine, and shelter. We need help taking care of their pets, too.
If you are a refugee, you can information that will help you find relief. If you want to donate or volunteer, you can find someone who needs you. Believe me, there are a lot of organizations who need your help.
Right now the site mostly covers Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas but I'm adding more every night. My wife was down at Reunion Arena in Dallas Tuesday handing out care packages and spiritually ministering to the refugees as a representative of her employer. She says that the situation is tragic and that there's a lot of work to be done. There are so many children who don't know where their parents are or even if their parents are still alive.
There are a lot of churches and other organizations in Texas that need help in dealing with the problem and I would appreciate it if you would get the word out.