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Uncommonly Sensible

Keeping the "anal" in analytical... (While trying to remain civilized)

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

So far, so good.

9-10-11: It has now been ten years since those fateful events that will remain indelibly imprinted on the American psyche.

We have been fortunate, in that between our brave men and women in the armed forces of this nation and our intelligence agencies...in addition to vigilant citizens and incompetent terrorists as well, we have not experienced another atrocity on that scale since then.

Not that I am forgetting the nut job of a so-called psychiatrist and what he did at Fort Hood, or any other malicious acts by deranged individuals killing on behalf of their beliefs.

However, the point of this missive is to discuss the death and destruction wrought on September 11th of 2001.

Ten years, the "Big 1-0"; we are conditioned to pay especial attention to these increments of 10, and here we are.

Apparently Osama bin Laden is no more, and of course that's a good thing on many levels, but ultimately he was only one individual. Also, by having been forced into hiding, he wasn't a very effective leader.

Things may have improved in our struggle with extremist Islam, though there are still plenty of adherents to that ideology who still want to see the "Great Satan" brought to its knees. In case you missed the memo, that would be we decadent Americans with our freedom to pursue happiness.

So, lest we become complacent due to our relative good fortune during the past decade, let us not forget that there are still those who would like to see us killed in vast numbers. Millions, even.

In the words of what I consider to be the most pertinent quote regarding the situation:

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -George Santayana

Keep it in mind...

Previous posts on this subject:
2006 - Jeanette...
2007 - Dwelling on the past...
2008 - Don't forget...
2009 - Once upon a time...
2010 - Remember!!!

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