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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dwelling on the past...

...is generally discouraged, because the things "dwelt" upon are typically negative ones.

It's not the same as fond memories or reminiscing.

But sometimes, there is value in dwelling on the past; sometimes, there are lessons to be learned.

I read an excellent article about it a few days ago:

"Sept. 11 should not be remembered for maudlin, ghoulish and certainly not for nostalgic reasons. Unlike those other mostly forgotten or no longer observed dates, this one is key to defending ourselves from a future attack and further disasters. Not to remember Sept. 11 is to forget what brought it about. That can lead to a lowering of our guard and a false sense of security, the conditions that existed immediately prior to that awful day six years ago."

I recommend reading it all:

Forget 9/11 at our peril By Cal Thomas

Here, at "La Casa de Camo", it shall not be forgotten...

13 Comments:

Blogger Ms RightWing's Ink said...

My tears once again have returned. They always will on September 9th. I don't know how future generations will think of this day since many of our parents remember Pearl Harbor a little deeper than we do.

I felt in my heart to re-honor the woman I was selected to give reverence to last year. She is once again on Shelly's Cafe

Lest we never forget

September 11, 2007 8:32 AM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

A time for reflection indeed about those fateful events nearly 6 years ago today... and almost to the minute of the first plane strike.

Lord have mercy. Never forget...

September 11, 2007 8:32 AM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

P.S.-- Camo, I think your clock is off by an hour.

September 11, 2007 8:34 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

I'll never forget 9/11/2001. And, I don't just remember it on the anniversary dates. I think about it everytime I hear some idiot liberal spewing their "The War on Terror is just a bumper-sticker" or "pull out of Iraq" nonsense. I think about it everytime I hear about some illegal alien committing a crime, and wonder why our borders are still so porous 6 years later. I think about it everytime I hear that "Middle-Eastern" muslim men are praying loudly on airplanes, photographing and surveying a ferry or a bridge, taking pictures of tall buildings, boarding a school bus...or any other "dry run" scenario. And, at these times I always curse the liberal "PC" fools whose denial will result in getting more innocent people killed than their crazy minds can fathom. No, I will NEVER FORGET...

September 11, 2007 11:37 AM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

I am out of words lately, camo.

Nice post. Thank you.

September 11, 2007 1:13 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Amen!

September 11, 2007 2:58 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Ms RightWing:
Definitely, let us never forget...because those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it.

Hawkeye®:
Lord have mercy, indeed.

As for the clock, blame it on blogger.com.

Bunny:
A lot of people don't want to remember, because it reminds them of their vulnerability...so they pretend that the lack of any further attacks on U.S. soil is due to luck. They are the ones who fail to learn from history; we just cannot let them drag us all down with them.

Cassandra:
You are most welcome, of course.

Maggie:
Thank you.

September 11, 2007 7:40 PM  
Blogger benning said...

Very nice! And, I agree ... it shall not be forgotten!

September 12, 2007 7:25 AM  
Blogger benning said...

And ... you have been linked!

September 12, 2007 8:39 AM  
Blogger Beerme said...

Well said mi amigo!

September 12, 2007 7:19 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

benning:
Thanks...it shouldn't be forgotten, for the reasons I mentioned above, but I suspect that you already know that all too well.

I've been linked, huh? Thanks again.

Beerme:
¡Muchas gracias!

September 12, 2007 7:49 PM  
Blogger Grant Jones said...

Many have forgotten, or would like the rest of us to forget. At all the lefty Hawaii blogs I have checked not one even mentions the 9/11 attack on its sixth anniversary. You know who they are....

September 13, 2007 2:59 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Grant Jones:
An acquaintance of mine expressed it really well in another forum, as follows...

I think when people use the phrase "Never Forget" they aren't worrying about people forgetting what happened on 11 September 2001. I don't think that's possible. But I do indeed think there is a danger of people forgetting not the day or the acts themselves, but the significance of what happened on that day. So when I hear the phrase "Never Forget" it means two things: Never forget the people lost that day, or their loved ones. But also, never forget the importance of what happened that day. It taught America that we are at war with forces that want to destroy us....and we still are. And we still will be, regardless of who is elected President in 2008. "Never Forget" means to me that we should cherish the memory of those lost, but also keep in mind the lessons taught that day, and be ever vigilant, ever resourceful, and ever aware of those who mean us harm.

To me, "Never Forget" means don't forget what happened to us six years ago.....and never forget that it could happen again tomorrow.

September 14, 2007 8:48 AM  

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