Wow! What a headline! Who does this author think he is? Annoyed at the 9-11 anniversaries? What a jerk!
Oh how I can hear some people’s comments in my mind right now. Well, glad the headline got your attention and for those still reading, thank you.
Let me be first to say that I do believe everyone alive during that horrific attack on September 11th 2001 should have some memory of where they were, what they were doing, etc. It’s hard to forget. But do we need to constantly be telling the world about “our” reflections from that day? Looking at my Facebook feeds yesterday morning, I guess that is the cool thing to do.
Here is another cool thing to do every September 11th—post on your walls how evil Islam is, post on your walls how YOU will personally kill any Islamists should they come on your doorstep, post on your walls how as a Christian YOU would rather become a martyr then actually submit to Islam.
The cool thing to do is be that internet tough guy.
Ok. Now I am at the point of what really annoys me about September 11th. All that garbage I had written in the aforementioned is just that–garbage. Sorry America, but the majority of you are sheep whether you like it or not. The majority of you are internet tough guys yet cowards in the real physical world.
Takes a real tough guy to make such claims in a blog post, huh? Well…not really.
You see, there are approximately 21.8 million veterans living in the United. There is an approximate 1.3 million active duty service members along with approximately 850,000 members in our military reserve components. With these numbers, and while anything in the millions sounds like a lot, keep in mind that our nation has a total population of approximately 313.9 million.
My point is, in comparison, very few are actually truly willing to take up the calling and actually do a damn thing to stop the evil that threatens our nation and its freedoms.
You can grieve all you want every September 11th—its fine and understandable. But just know that your grieving will do absolutely NOTHING to prevent another national tragedy like the attacks that unfolded on that day. Your grieving will NOT stop the ongoing atrocities we see take place every day among those who wish to do us harm. Your grieving will NOT save the extinction of the Chaldeans, Druze, Yazidi, or any other ethnic group being persecuted by Islamists.
Grieve, I am cool with it. Write your reflections about 9-11 all you want. Say all the anti-Christian-like statements you wish toward Muslims. Be that person who will express the type of violence YOU would expound on the Islamists should they show up on your doorstep. Again, say or write what you wish. Some real hero fought and died for your freedom to do or say such a thing.
But know this. For the majority of you, writing and claiming YOU “will do something if…”, it’s all bullshit. The majority of those doing and saying such things won’t do a damn thing. How do I know? Because they had plenty of opportunities to actually take up the call to battle over the past decade and hadn’t.
Thank God for the minority, our brothers-in-arms, who have actually done their part. I just wonder who will follow their lead and do what is truly needed to defeat the enemy. Surely, it’s not nearly as many as one would like to believe.
Yeah, the 9-11 anniversaries annoy me. And now you know why.
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