Thoughts On Today
Y’all know I’d come up with something today, though in reality I did this a day or so ago and set this up to post today. I was able, on my limited bandwidth here, to pull up my last year’s post about 9/11, and I’m still shaking my head at the well-meant but saccharine douchiness yours truly managed to spew. Maybe you liked it. Maybe it was good in all reality. Today it just reeks of used man-pon.
On this 9/11, I guess I’m just pissed, and not because I’m over here in the country of 9/11’s origin. It’s not about the country, it’s about the people who were in power at the time. So today it’s just where I happen to be.
What has me pissed is my perception (an important qualifier) that after only 11 years, it’s a box on a calendar. It’s a phrase used to justify something. Or a great seconds-long plug between commercials that makes you feel favorably toward the network. Or the politician mouthing the words…
…something to argue about when we’re figuring out whether it’s worth the cost of maintaining an important fight against an enemy who has not given up the fight at all.
Forgive me my anger and cynicism. It’s difficult to maintain a balanced point of view when a nutbag wearing an explosive vest, apparently a child himself, managed to get close to us over here – but not close enough – and instead blew up six little Afghan kids who were trying to help their fathers earn money after school. That apparently is success for them since they admitted to the the attack. I cannot fathom the sickness that drives someone to believe that anything good can come of that.
Is it worth it all now?
Credit to my minion, J.J., for the links. He rants nearly as well as I do.