Sunday, January 01, 2006

My Eyes Are Open

(TFHT: Bloviating Zeppelin)

BloZep's post brought back a flood of memories for me, as well it should for anyone. I felt the need to have at least one of the pictures here as well.

I have to honest, there are time I wish I had gone farther in radio or newspapering, but that may have radically affected the man I am today. I want to tell stories, I want to open people's eyes and show them the truth. Damn the MSM for banning these pictures. Damn them straight to hell. You bet they invoke emotion; do you suppose they are afraid that if Americans start collectively believing in something again that all they have worked for is lost?

Guess what, it's already gone. They no longer have America in thrall and it frightens them. Hollywood, the New York Times, and all the rest - they lose.

My eyes are open.

UPDATE: Charlie Munn at The Officers' Club has an excellent post about the nature of the enemy.


Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin bloody well said...

There was a very LARGE problem I had with the DEM (I call it the Defeatist, Elitist Media) even way back then -- and not even reconciled when they had the chance to make retrospective DVDs and documentaries about 9-11.

Most of the civilians and all of the emergency response personnel remarked continually about the consistent thud of bodies smacking the pavement from lost souls realizing that jumping from one of the Twin Towers was infinitely better than the death fate they left behind.

Can you imagine? Can you possibly imagine?

I never, NEVER saw any video of this. I had to pry and poke and cajole and dig to find photos of WTC jumpers -- like they were classified.

I know video of these events must exist. In my opinion, we NEED to see the cascading and falling bodies, in real time, striking the concrete.

And the aftermath, as the camera pans over the body of a shattered and grotesquely mangled AMERICAN CITIZEN bleeding their 12 pints of blood onto AMERICAN SOIL.

The video exists.

And we all NEED to see it.

Daily, I might suggest.

01 January, 2006 23:06  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox bloody well said...

I wholeheartedly agree that the pictures and the videos need to be shown a lot more often so we don't forget and lose sight of what is really at stake.

BZ & Robosquirrel--Great idea to post pictures as a reminder. May we never forget.

02 January, 2006 13:48  
Blogger Rebekah bloody well said...

They took all the footage
off my TV. Said it's too disturbing for you & me. "It'll just breed anger", that's what the experts say.
If it was up to me I'd show it every day.

Darryl Worley, from "Have You Forgotten?"

Pretty much says it all!

02 January, 2006 15:39  
Blogger jgf bloody well said...

Still sends chills! I read a first hand story once about a man who looked over as he was coming out of the towers and saw a horrific sight. He described the sight of the bodies hitting. I wish I still had it or remembered where I read it. It was incredibly disturbing to read, I cannot imagine seeing such sights.

Anger is not a bad thing in itself. We are called to be angry. It is what we do in response to anger that is important. In this case, war was completly necessary to protect our citizens.

02 January, 2006 16:26  
Blogger TexasFred bloody well said...

Show it, every day the sun comes up...

Show it to young and old...

Show it often, uncut and unedited...

Show it... Every day...

And NEVER forget...

Only an idiot can NOT know that this is a WAR...

Show it...

02 January, 2006 16:41  
Blogger Robosquirrel bloody well said...

Rebekah, I've heard that one, naturally I agree. What's wrong with being angry? I like my anger, it compels me to act. When did it become a bad thing to experience a full range of human emotion? My problem is that people are only allowed to be angry if it's misdirected. Should you be angry at George Bush for inexplicably simultaneously being an idiot AND a criminal mastermind or should you be angry at the people who killed 3000 people in New York, have been at war with the US for 58 years and the culture that bred them?

I am amazed that New York is still a bastion of liberalism. What kind of people elect the carpetbagging wife of the President who dismantled a large portion of the intelligence infrastructure while looking at that hole in the ground every single day?

02 January, 2006 17:24  
Blogger Rebekah bloody well said...

That is surprising. Maybe people in NY City feel differently than the rest of New York about Hillary, but still it's liberal - which I can't understand.

03 January, 2006 17:05  
Blogger NEO, SOC bloody well said...

Excellent post, robosquirrel! I am ashamed to say that I was born and raised in New York (capital of the Western Hemisphere :D). I have been in the twin towers and visited it when I worked in Manhattan. I stop reading the 'A' list of victims because I didn't want to read how many of my friends are among the 3000. I still don't know and press forward with the only assurance that what comes around goes around. I saw the first tower go down and it took me weeks to get the vision of me being in the elevator and watching everything unfold before my eyes out of my head.

Sad enough, my fraternal twin worked at a building 17 feet away from the first collapsing tower. He came off the subway and saw one of the engines from the first plane and injured himself running away when the second came in to strike. Yet, he sees nothing wrong with many atrocities. I was ashamed of New York when they brought in Hillary. That's the price of over-decadence. They have become too comfortable and without the constant reminders, you begin to think it never happened. Isn't that where Mel Gibsons dad is at? That the Holocaust never happened? So, if Mr. Gibson could be so indifferent to a travesty just as bad as 9/11 (I am not minimizing the Holocaust, but all human tragedies are bad), how can we expect anything different now? Great post!

Look the emperor has no clothes!

04 January, 2006 12:26  
Blogger Revka bloody well said...

Great post! We need to remember. I loved Bloviating Zep's post on this as well.
We need to have this on t.v. as often as possible.

04 January, 2006 21:08  

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