This post will probably make a lot of people angry but I’m going to write it, anyway.
We’re observing the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. It was a terrible tragedy and–like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941–we should never forget that it happened. There are some who say it was an inside job, some who say the U.S. government actually coordinated the whole thing. I don’t know and I’m not going to address that topic.
My purpose in this blog post is to ask the question: Where are we now–as a nation–since September 11, 2001? What is different in the USA? Are we better off now that we have toppled and killed Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden? Or are we worse off?
I, for one, say that we are actually worse off. First, let’s stay with the conventional theory that it was radical Muslims who planned and carried out the attack. Let’s say that’s what happened. If that is true, why is it, then, that we have capitulated to nearly every request and protest made by Muslims in this country? Why do we now in this nation have to pass laws prohibiting the establishment of sharia law? Of what are we afraid? Are we afraid of being bombed again so, therefore, we pacify every Muslim that we encounter? Are we afraid of being accused of racism, religious discrimination, or who knows what else? I think we are afraid of these things and have become a nation of wimps and are, in fact, losing our culture as Americans.
Second, do you really feel safe and secure since 9/11? Do you still trust law enforcement to protect you and yours? Do you believe your constitutional rights are being protected–or even still exist? I don’t believe any of that. We’ve known for quite some time that if one professes strong convictions in a Biblical worldview, that person could be viewed by the government as a terrorist. But if someone expresses a Muslim worldview? Naw, that would be profiling. PLEASE! It’s profiling both ways. Tell me, which is the “peaceful” religion?
Finally, can we please move on from this event? It’s been 12 years. TWELVE YEARS!! I agree, we should not forget but it’s as if so many in this nation have been stuck at September 11, 2001 and have not moved on with their lives. So much has happened since that is more important that 9/11–the continued erosion of morality in this nation, the marginalization of Christians in the “marketplace of ideas,” the scandals of the current administration that no one seems to want to investigate, the IRS targeting certain groups for audit while, in fact, illegally assisting certain groups to the polls. So much is happening in this nation that points to its demise yet we’re still stuck on an event that happened 12 years ago.
People, it’s time to move on. We moved on from The Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, the JFK assassination, Vietnam, Nixon, the Challenger explosion, and other landmark events in our nation’s history. It’s time to move on from 9/11 and tackle the current issues of the day.
P.S. I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m targeted by the government or Muslim extremists once this blog hits. Come on, folks–I’m a gnat on your windshield of life. Go attack bigger game. I’m not worth your time.