How long is a memory?
MasterPo doesn’t know for sure, but it seems to be less than 9 years. For here we are on the 9th year anniversary of the murder of 3,000 Americans and it seems our own leadership (MasterPo uses that term loosely) is more than willing – nay, eager! – to just sweep it under the rug. Water under the bridge and all that.
Long time readers of The Pofile know that MasterPo always devotes the 9/11 anniversary to honor those who were killed on 9/11, honor those who fought back on 9/11 aboard Flight 93, and those who have served (and sometimes died) in the prevention of another 9/11 attack. Yet this year 9/11 seems to stand for more than just (no levity intended) the anniversary of a terrorist (yes!) attack.
On September 11, 2001 the America changed forever. Today in 2010 the 9/11 anniversary seems to stand for yet another cross road of change. There is battle for the heart, mind, and soul of America being waged that puts 9/11 and all that it represents on the block.
The question is: Do we chop it? Or do we embrace it?
To chop it means to ignore the realities of the world we are living in.
To embrace it means to deal with the facts of life as we know it today:
- There are bad people in the world!
- There are some people who just can’t be reasoned with no matter how eloquent your speech!
- There are times when the right decision isn’t the most popular decision but still has to be done.
- There are times when you have to do what is best for your own charges and not care what the rest of the world thinks!
- There are people who work hard and people who are lazy!
- And there are many problems in life that government simply cannot resolve – people must resolve them for themselves! Sometimes that means spectacular failure.
Let us not dishonor the memories of the dead by choosing wrong.