september has always been my favorite time of year- i was a school nut so i loved going back to my social hub and quest for knowledge :) i know- nerd. i like the weather too- where is it is warm but not cold- long sleeves and shorts weather. i guess that is one of the reasons hubby and i decided on september to get married. unfortunately, september 11 has marred my once perfect month. that one brief incident has and will have lasting effects forever. my in-laws are coming for a brief stay so i won't be around reading as much as i like. i like to try and read as many of the folks on the right in my blogroll as possible because of all of the good things going on there. this has become more than a bloviating spot- it has become a discussion spot and a circle of friends. having said that- sophie says hello. she is a bit pesty this morning.
so- with all of the media whatever surrounding 9/11- i prefer a private day of reflection and not the media hoopla. it cheapens it somehow and makes it seem more like a carnival. it is morbid to dwell and wallow in a tradgedy. it doesn't seem right. i don't think americans needed an 'anniversary' to remind them of this tradgedy- we pretty much live with it daily. this got me to thinking about the current state of america. with all of the information coming out and the proof more forthcoming- it can be overwhelming. i think it was ea over at details who had a quote that we have been so busy fighting each other that the terrorists are pretty much laughing- i paraphrase- go check it out yourself :) and it is pretty much true. that got me to thinking again- because we are the enemy. our country is falling not because of foreign terrorists- but rather the domestic ones. i don't think now is the time to play nice with the right wing- we have to stop it in its tracks. we moderates can win if we work together. these right wing folks are our enemy no matter how you try and dress it up. they may look like us but they certainly don't think like us. they need to be stopped in their tracks and shoved back into the hole from which they came. or wiped off the face of the earth altogether.
strong words? i deliberately chose them to prove a point. we, as americans, used to find words like that reprehensible. we used to hold to higher ideal- that our democracy was not to be taken lightly and that we would treat our fellow humans with dignity and respect- even when they didn't reciprocate. that is how we 'won' the cold war. the communist soviet union was taken down by ideas and words- not bombing and killing. democracy and capitalism have a foothold in the world because other places strove to emulate us--because they wanted to. not because we forced them. some folks will say that these terrorists are out to kill us- and they are right. had we stayed on the right course of finding and rooting out the cause in afghanistan we would now have a true global effort against the ideology instead of inciting more. we would have willing participants- not folks strongarmed by blackmail and extortion.
folks- we are at a crossroads in this nation's history. we have the strength and power to take our country back. do we have the will to do what it takes?