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Never Forget – 16 Years On

Posted: September 12, 2017 by ShortTimer in Jihad, Never Forget, terrorism
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Every year but this one I’ve done this post for September 11:

9/11/01
>Never Forget

>Never Forget

>Never Forget


9/11/12
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This year I’m a day late.  Intentionally.

I ended up thinking about how we’re 16 years now from an unprovoked terrorist attack that killed thousands, and that in those 16 years, so many people have forgotten, or were young enough to never understand.  Someone who’s 21 years old today was five when the WTC towers fell.  Someone who’s 18 today was 2 then.  They weren’t there to see what happened then, they weren’t around to follow what happened afterwards, they weren’t there to be aware of what was going on.

And it’s those younger Americans who will eventually lead the nation, those who never experienced anything and aren’t guilty of forgetting; but those who only learn what others tell them – what others choose to or neglect to teach.

For what amounts to a generation we’ve heard obfuscations and lies about the motivations of the WTC terrorists because it’s not politically correct to identify jihad for what it is.  Jihadi islamic supremacists have an ethos and an ideology they can communicate.  The opposition to Islamic theocratic tyranny by Western values have gotten harder and harder for the Western world to communicate as the Western world slowly deconstructs itself, judging the problems of the past (that were overcome) by shifting radical ideas and using radical judgement of history as a justification for judging the present must be destroyed so a new history can be rewritten.  That the Western public rejects it is immaterial, because the radicals have tools of power to coerce the public into tolerance, then acceptance, then embracing, what those radicals desire – lest those who reject it face ostracism or the laws of the state.

The only thing that may keep the Enlightenment West afloat is that the radical illiberal progressive dogma is a new thing to be questioned, and perhaps a cultural resurgence can throw off that enemy from within.  The enemies of the Enlightenment West don’t change their minds or approach.  They are still, 16 years later, fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, Africa and Asia, and bringing smaller attacks worldwide to Europe and the Americas.  There’s a saying from a terrible man about how people will naturally choose a strong horse over a weak horse.

After 9/11, the shoe bomber, the Boston Marathon bombers, the Pulse Nightclub massacre, San Bernadino, Charlie Hebdo, Brussels, 7/7, Fort Hood, and many, many, many more, the jihadi assault on the Western world (and Eastern world as well) should be as easy a thing to discuss and remember publicly as it is for individuals, rather than one that publicly gets increasingly difficult to address and increasingly hazy with time.

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>Never Forget

>Never Forget


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