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September 11th: “A Date That Will Live in Infamy”
Idiosyncratic Protectional Fieldł ^ | September 11, 2009 | Jordan Spencer Cunningham

Posted on 09/15/2009 5:30:00 PM PDT by ralphie13

The immortal words of Franklin D. Roosevelt not only apply to December 7th, 1941, but September 11th, 2001, as well. Most of our readers are citizens of the United States, and those that aren’t almost surely know of that day of terror some eight years ago today. Some refer to it as 9-11. Others call it simply September 11th. Officially, we call it “Patriot Day.” Over three thousand lives were lost on the several hijacked and deliberately crashed airplanes, the obliterated World Trade Center, and the desecrated Pentagon. Literally hundreds of YouTube videos and thousands of photographs have been made to mourn and commemorate the day. It is the topic of many people’s reverence on one hand and many people’s archived and forgotten memory on the other. Some hate and cannot let it go; others have learned to forgive. It is the reason of an almost forgotten and fiercely debated war. It debatably nudged the Jenga-tower economy into the pile of blocks it is today. Let us, just for a few moments at the least, put away the war, the politics, the debates, the hate, and the distractions of the twenty-first century and dig up this dusty day, make it new, and keep the day and the lives it affected and the lives it continues to affect in remembrance.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 8thanniversary; eighthanniversary; newyork; patriot; remember; september11th
I know this is a few days late, but I thought this was an excellent article on how we ought to remember September 11th and how we ought to be unified.
1 posted on 09/15/2009 5:30:00 PM PDT by ralphie13
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To: ralphie13
The author questions the unity displayed as a result of 9/11 -
"What has happened to this unity? Why on earth have we let it disappear? Why not be unified?"

But cannot recognise he has already answered it in his first paragraph - ""...Some hate and cannot let it go; others have learned to forgive..."

To understand the disunity he must determine who is teaching the forgiveness.

2 posted on 09/15/2009 5:49:43 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Send Obama and his Czars to Ekaterinburg)
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To: ralphie13

I doubt that his event will live in infamy. It is already fading. People will remember Dec 7, 1941 because a liberal democrat was POTUS. September 11 will be nothing more than a footnote in history because a republican was president. The attack by the Japanese was a dastardly act, but the destruction of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon were provoked by Bush’s “cowboy” policies. There is no way in Hades that the liberal press will ever place Sept 11 on par with Dec 7.


3 posted on 09/15/2009 6:20:03 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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