I hung my American flag in the little flag-holder thing outside the mansion’s front door today, on the 10th anniversary of that awful day. Usually I just hang it out on the 4th of July–I forget Flag Day, most years, and Memorial Day, and this Labor Day I just didn’t feel like getting out of bed.
I wasn’t really sure about the flag-waving today; there’s so much of it and it gets a little tiring. But, I’m doing it for the children that were killed that day; there were, what?–I believe 8 kids under 18 who died that day in the hijackings, including a little girl of 2, flying on what should have been a really fun memory with Mommy. What, pray tell, dumbfuck terrorist prick-fucks, do you propose that a mother tell a child when her daughter says: “Mommy, I’m scared.” Would “Oh, those aren’t really bad people–it’s just a play that the airlines put on” suffice? Or, when she says “Mommy, the plane’s moving kind of funny”, do you think “They’re flying low so we can get a good view of the tall buildings” would allay her fears? Not so much.
I know, the U.S. made a human torch out of Dresden, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and other places, but those were in declared wars (theoretically done to shorten the time of killing and dying, by taking the will out of the enemy), fighting people who wanted to take over the world by force, people who had organized systems in place to kill and rape everyone they hated and considered inferior. It wasn’t done in peacetime to people on vacation, or to people who committed the unpardonable sin of going in to work early.
And no, 9/11 wasn’t a vast government conspiracy. The U.S. has, no doubt, killed people, in secret, for dubious reasons, and the U.S. government is run by drunken halfwits, but even our leaders wouldn’t be stupid enough to kill 3000+ people to justify a couple undeclared wars. Lie about stuff, sure, but not obliterate that much real estate and that many innocent lives in our own country. Real justice would be if conspiracy theorists and jihadists would be locked in a room together to shout at each other till they all worked themselves into such a lather that they died of strokes and heart attacks.
Sorry, no humor in this one; I just don’t find much funny about this whole memory. Having a conviction that the U.S. is evil, that’s one thing. But looking a mother and little child in the eyes and still going ahead with killing stewardesses and pilots right in front of them, and continuing on with your plans, that’s pure evil, and completely inexcusable.