If All You See…

…is Freedom, you might just be a Patriot

Why do we say “Never Forget”?

We remember the patriotism of 9/11, and the days after. We remember the heroism of so many. Think of all the firefighters who rushed into the Towers to help, even as people streamed down the same stairwells. The police and paramedics who rushed to the scene. The doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel who worked to save so many. The citizens who helped others. And all the first responders, along with the military folks, at the Pentagon. The average citizens on Flight 93, who said “Let’s Roll!” and took the plane down before it could completely its jihadi mission. The NY Times editorial board has a very nice piece on remembering.

One thing that we often forget is the actual horror of the day, the terror. We forget things like

But, do we truly, truly remember the horror?

Nothing encapsulates the terror of the day like people falling from the Towers. Live video showed people hanging on to the side of a skyscraper, so high up that no one could possibly save them. And it showed them falling. Some lost their grip. Some jumped. Think about that. How bad does it have to be that someone would jump from over 50 stories up?

The networks quickly stopped showing this on the day, and limited photos and videos in the days after. Some things are just too much to bear. And they certainly did not show things like this

You are seeing what you think you’re seeing.

Someone figured out that there are bodies and body parts in every red box. The rips in the canopy aren’t all from falling debris. Some are from people.

There’s also the long video The Falling Man. And 102 Minutes That Changed America. There’s a scene where you are viewing the courtyard at the WTC, listening to an elevator music version of Billy Joel’s She’s Always A Woman, and you hear thumps. Those are people.

There are even more horrible pictures from the day, those of the people who actually hit. That horror we can avoid. But, while we should always remember the heroism of the day, the coming together, we shouldn’t forget the horror, the despair, the terror. Because the people who did this have not gone away. They are still around. Radicalization is still around. And they’d do it again if given a chance.

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10 Responses to “If All You See…”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Since 9/11 the US has done an exemplary job of protecting this nation from international terrorists.

    We suspect that what Teach wants you to never forget is that “Muslims are terrorists”, which has been fruitful messaging for American right-wing politicos. Fear can be used to motivate voters.

    We need to never forget that bad people both in and out of America despise this nation, in fact all of western democracy, as it exists now.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Rimjob: We suspect that what Teach wants you to never forget is that “Muslims are terrorists”, which has been fruitful messaging for American right-wing politicos.

      Those voices in your head again. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif

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  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Now isn’t that convenient?

    President Joe Biden’s new vaccine mandates for federal employees don’t apply to members of Congress or those who work for Congress or the federal court system.

    Double standards or what?

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    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Could be separation of powers or something.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Nice try, Rimjob, but stupid.

        Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said at a press conference on April 29 that the House couldn’t require members to be vaccinated. Video clips of those remarks gained renewed attention online following Biden’s announcement.

        “So—so here is the thing. We are—we cannot require someone to be vaccinated. That’s just not what we can do. It is a matter of privacy to know who is or who isn’t,” Pelosi said.

        Oh, well now…

        can’t go to the Capitol Physician and say, ‘Give me the names of people who aren’t vaccinated, so I can go encourage them or make it known to others to encourage them to be vaccinated.’ So we can’t—we can’t do that,” she said.

        But they can do it to others.
        Sounds like fascism to anyone with a brain.

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        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Bungholio brings the stupid!!

          • drowningpuppies says:

            Ah but no rebuttal from Rimjob, dipshit that he is. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

            Typical though.

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          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Bungholio, Teach’s “lap”puppy, and dipshits both, imagines its non-sequitur required a rebuttal. LOL. It invokes the Speaker of the House for some reason, doubling down on the stupid.

            Let’s ask Bungholio and his master, Teach, dipshits that they are, a question.

            Can the President of the United States (executive branch) order the Legislative and Judicial branches to get vaccinated?

            More simply, if it makes it easier for you, does the Executive branch control Congress and the Courts?

            We fully understand the nuCon hivemind, that tRump was the Great Father who demanded and received your worship. But tRump was/is an American aberration, as are his radical terrorist followers. We have, at least in theory, three co-equal branches of government. Now, do you see how wrong you are? Now, do you understand America just a bit better?

        • Hairy says:

          Since 8p% of American Jews vote Dem some may feel offended when they are called facist especially after what was do e to them in the past by right-wing g conservatives including those in this country

  3. Hairy says:

    Let us also not forget that 20 times more people died from covid a disease that many here including Teach himself continued credibility fake news
    Under Biden we now know that under President Bush we had many warnings that this might/would happen
    We now also know that people in the Saudi government were involved in 9/11
    Teach is willing to overlook that because of his personal addiction to cheap oil
    And Teach why didn’t you personally enlist in those wars you personalized so much???? Y

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