Skip to comments.Barack Obama: Let's Reclaim the Post-9/11 Unity (by Community Organizing!)
Posted on 09/11/2011 10:00:17 AM PDT by mojito
Ten Septembers have come and gone since that awful morning. But on this 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we are summoned once more to honor those we lost by keeping our country strong and true to their memory.
Over the coming days, we will remember nearly 3,000 innocent victims fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters who were simply going about their daily lives on a beautiful Tuesday morning. And we'll talk to our children about what happened on that day, and what's happened since.
Like every American, I'll never forget how I heard the terrible news, on the car radio on my way to work in Chicago. Yet like a lot of younger Americans, our daughters have no memory of that day....As they've grown, Michelle and I faced the same challenge as other parents in deciding how to talk with our children about 9/11.
One of the things we've told them is that the worst terrorist attack in American history also brought out the best in our country. Firefighters, police and first responders rushed into danger to save others. Americans came together in candlelight vigils, in our houses of worship and on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Volunteers lined up to give blood and drove across the country to lend a hand. Schoolchildren donated their savings. Communities, faith groups and businesses collected food and clothing. We were united, as Americans.
On a day when others sought to destroy, we choose to build. Once again, Sept. 11 will be a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and at Serve.gov every American can make a commitment to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 by serving our neighbors and communities. That's the America we can and must always be.
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And notice how he goes out of his way to mask the identies and the motives of the killers.
For the curious:
Hey BO, 9/11 is not a day of service just because you say it is.
What a stupid thing to write, right at the very start. September won't be gone for another three weeks.
0bama commemorates 9/11 by serving meals in a soup kitchen.
Damn liars and corrupt government elite.
The government has flooded our country with hundreds of thousands of Muslims, and tens of millions of of illegal aliens, during war time no less. They has subverted and corrupted America to the bone.
The Communist and Socialist running the U.S. Government have successfully divided the united.
You can bet the rent, the trouble they've caused, will one day head their way.
‘cept for those horrible tea baggers- you’re gonna applaud your union goons who wanna take us out, right zero??!!
Unity my ass...
It was only a matter of days until the left starting protesting in favor of the jihadists...
On September 29, 2001, as many as 20,000 people demonstrated in Washington, D.C., United States, denouncing the impending invasion of Afghanistan. The protests were organized by the recently formed A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition. Thousands gathered at Meridian Hill Park (Malcolm X Park) and marched downtown, while elsewhere members of the Anti-Capitalist Convergence clashed briefly with police on their way to Edward R. Murrow park, across from the headquarters of the World Bank and the IMF. Both groups of marchers converged on a rally at the Freedom Plaza.
In San Francisco, USA, almost 10,000 people converged on a park in San Franciscos Mission District to denounce the Bush administrations plans for military intervention in Afghanistan.
In Los Angeles, USA, roughly 2,500 protesters marched through the streets of Westwood.
In New York City, USA, 3,000 to 5,000 people took part in a peace march at Union Square.
Demonstrations were also held in the Netherlands, Spain and Greece. Over 10,000 people filled Amsterdams central square, the Dam, for an open air meeting with “Justice, not revenge” as the main slogan of the protest. It was the largest peace action in the Netherlands since the 1980s, when half a million people marched against the deployment of NATO missiles in their country.
In Barcelona, Spain, 5,000 people attended a rally and marched behind a banner that read: “No More VictimsFor Peace.” The protesters urged the Spanish government not to support any US military intervention or NATO retaliation.
On October 1, 2001, several thousand protesters demonstrated in New York City, USA, against any military offensive in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and near Washington. Sporting buttons that said “Don’t Turn Tragedy into War” and “Our Grief Is Not a Cry for War”, many protesters argued that the attacks were not an act of war but a criminal act to be dealt with through the international justice system.
On October 7, 2001, 10,000 to 12,000 people turned out in New York City, USA, to oppose the Bush administration’s so-called war on terrorism. The group marched from Union Square to Times Square, cheering the police at the beginning of the march. The list of about twelve speakers was cut to three or four by the police, and they were herded at the end into a one-lane-wide “bullpen”.
The October 7 March was only the latest in a string of anti-war protests in major U.S. cities and on college campuses. Demonstrations also took place in other countries around the world in recent days, including in Paris, France, where 5,000 people marched from the Place de la Republique to the Place de Nation to protest military action by the US.
On October 13, 2001, more than 20,000 people joined the UK’s biggest protest yet against military action in Afghanistan by the USA and its allies. Turn-out was twice as big as had been expected by organisers, with the noisy but peaceful march through London culminating in a rally at Trafalgar Square.
In Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, around 1,500 people gathered in George Square for a rally against the military action in Afghanistan.
In Germany more than 25,000 protesters took to the streets in cities across the country. In Berlin, the largest demonstration drew 15,000 people to the central square in a rally that followed several marches throughout the city under the banner “No war stand up for peace”.
In Sweden the biggest demonstration took place in Gothenburg, where more than 2,500 people marched through the city.
In San Francisco, USA, 10,000 people took to the streets, while a rally in Washington Square in New York City, USA, attracted some 700 people.
In Australia, thousands of people demonstrated in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.
On October 14, 2001, hundreds of thousands of peace protesters in Italy and India called for an end to the bombing of Afghanistan. More than 200,000 demonstrators took part in the peace march from the central Italian town of Perugia to Assisi, with protesters shouting “Stop the terrorism against Afghanistan”, “We want peace not war”, and chanting slogans attacking George W. Bush, the United States president.
In India, 70,000 people in Calcutta staged the biggest anti-war protest the country had ever seen. The protesters marched more than 7.5 miles through the city, entertained by performers who sang anti-war folk songs.
On November 10, 2001, after weeks of bombing, hundreds of protesters took to the streets across the United Kingdom to call for an end to the bombing of Afghanistan. In Bolton 250 people gathered in the town’s Victoria Square. In York, about 200 protesters called for an end to the war during a two-hour demonstration. A vigil was held in London.
On November 18, 2001, thousands police estimated 15,000, organizers estimated 100,000 - from all over the UK took part in a march in London to demonstrate again against the war in Afghanistan.
Many protesters waved placards reading “Stop the War” and “Not in My Name”. As the demonstration fell during Ramadan, an element of prayer was included in the final rally to allow pious Muslims to observe their faith. Headlining speakers included human rights campaigner Bianca Jagger, Labour Party veteran Tony Benn, Labour MP George Galloway, and speakers of Muslim faith.
Member of Parliament Paul Marsden told the rally:
“You are sending another powerful message to Number 10 and to the White House that we are not simply going to allow the atrocities of September 11 to be replaced with further atrocities in Afghanistan.”
Organiser Lindsey German said the bombing campaign had done nothing to tackle international terrorism.
“The war aims were never to install the Northern Alliance into Afghanistan to replace the Taleban. Most people who know anything about both regimes regard the Northern Alliance as just as bad.”
At the time the protest was the largest peace demonstration in more than twenty years.
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When a libtard says anything about unity after 9/11 you can look them straight in the eye and say “bullshit”.
How about we relegate “community organizing” to the dustbin of American history, in 14 short months.
Vote for America. Un-elect communist organizing.
Worst. President. Ever.
The only service I care to perform is remembering America, our fallen victims, our soldiers and the loonatic Moslems who killed and continue to kill in the name of Allah.
Much of the Post 9/11 Unity we keep hearing about is a figment of the media’s imagination.
The fires at the Twin Towers were still raging when the liberals started their Bush Bashing and Truther conspiracy theories.
“Hey BO, 9/11 is not a day of service just because you say it is.”
He isn’t one of us.
He doesn’t appreciate what makes our Country so special.
He doesn’t deserve a say at all.
What a nightmare Øbama is.
BHO wants to change the focus from unity and patriotism because that is bad for the him, and the Democrat Party.
We were all unified ....all except Paul Krugman
I wuz gonna say that.
He is so stupid. Let’s send him and Wookie Wide Load to Kenya so they can be King and Queen there.
Yeah... but as you yourself said to us ealry on... and now things are different... you will have to ride in the back this time sparky.
Obama cares nothing about unity. It was his Democrat party buds who started the “Bush lied, people died” mantra that broke the unity that WAS in place after 9/11. He didn’t speak out against the assaults, but joined in them, heartily.
first september: 2001, 2nd: 2002, 3rd: 2003...9th: 2009, 10th: 2010.
So, technically 10 Septembers have passed since 9/11
While I'm thinking about it, you can pack your return vessel full of your followers, too. Take all the “African-Americans” back with you. They can then drop the “ - American” off their identity since it was never prominent with them, before. Be sure and take the entire CBC with you. Maybe you can all form a “new government” together in Kenya.
The way I see it, if you do these things, you'll go down as the greatest President, ever! You'll have instantly enacted entitlement reform while making the largest personal sacrifice for the good of the Country. Let this be your legacy.
“We were united, as Americans.”
Yeah, for how long? a week? I thoroughly enjoyed the media’s meme all weekend as they discussed the memorials that their clearest memory was how unified this country was. Yes, I heard it as a subtle message that those who are standing against our current president are “unpatriotic” as we saw true unification during the most patriotic time of our lives.....
Yeah, that George Bush “chimpyfascisthitlerbigearsdummy” was really supported.....
Then these same folks would tearfully sing the National Anthem. Yeah, these leftist voters of NY and the east coast beltway that were featured in the “money shots” really believe it....let me recap their tearful moments:
“Land of the Free” (except for those that are against the 2,000 page legislation resulting in 6,000 pages of regulations that govern my physical being)
“Home of the Brave” (except when it comes to personal accountability to invest in our own retirement.)
Yes, these folks anger me. They can probably name the last 10 American Idol winners, but still have no idea of the “Dreams” that BHO has for this country, the “Dreams OF his Father.”
Willful ignorance pisses me off, no matter how cloaked it is in Patriotism.
Thank you for that post. I was getting a very creepy feeling with all the media meme calls for unity over this weekend and now I can remember why!