Like most of you, I watched a lot of TV specials Sunday, the 10th. anniversary of the 9/11 attack. There was one in particular about a group of firemen who were sent to Building One, before they knew it was an attack, thinking it was an accident. While there, Building Two was also hit by the cowardly Islamic terrorists. Two guys, who were photographers, followed the firemen around while they tried to get people out of the buildings and save them.
There was something I noticed in this special that we weren’t “allowed” to see at the time. And that was seeing people jumping out of those buildings to their death, rather than being burned alive. Remember at the time, we were “protected” from seeing that, although it certainly was a part of what ensued as a result of the attacks. What were we being “protected” from? My understanding was that people in foreign countries saw the whole thing without portions being deleted. The point is – if you don’t want to see something – just close your eyes, or turn off the TV. Nobody is forcing you to watch anything. It should be there for YOU to decide.
I was a kid during World War II. We didn’t have TV then, but I went to movies two or three times a week with my parents while my brother was in the Navy fighting the Japanese in the south Pacific. In addition to the movie that we went to see, plus the cartoon, and regular news, they also had what they called “selected short subjects”. These were usually about twenty to thirty minutes long, and were about whatever invasion or battle was being fought at the time. I saw not only the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, but the D-Day invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, and I don’t remember what else – but plenty. The reporters certainly didn’t hold anything back, and I saw injured soldiers, dead soldiers, blood and guts, and all the rest of the horrors of war.
Has our country turned into a bunch of wimps and wusses since then? Why was it okay to see blood and guts during Word War II, but not now? I think it’s because somebody doesn’t want to offend those responsible for 9/11, meaning Muslims. But why? I’m still offended ten years later by what Muslims did to us on September 11, 2001, and I plan to stay that way. To murder almost 3,000 innocent people, who only got up and went to work that day, or took a flight to another city, to me is unforgivable. And to make it worse, it’s been few and far between to hear any condemnation from Muslims concerning the attack.
I think it’s one of two possible reasons: Either they condone the attack or they’re too afraid of their own religion to come forth and condemn it!!! Gee….I’m glad I’m not afraid of mine.
By the way, watching the horrors of World War II didn’t turn me into a serial killer. And also, I’m still sane.