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It was eight years ago today, as many days into George W. Bush’s Presidency then as we are now in Barack Obama’s, that we were viciously attached by an enemy that seeks only to terrorize and devastate us. They have less honor than the Japanese ever did, no apparent desire to take control of our land, and no official standing with the U.N. or any western nation that could provide even a modicum of legitimacy to their actions.
And they attacked a civilian target.
It is not enough to move on from this. Moving on has become a weary forgetfulness that leaves us emotionally and physically unprepared for the reality of a difficult world and the evil intents of those who hate us. Moving on from Hitler’s Germany …
Seven years ago today our world changed. Expressing how that day felt and how it has changed the way we live today I will leave to the rest of the world today. It was a day of great heroism and pain, and I cannot forget it. It hurts.
My concern today is how quickly we seem to have forgotten. It is a shame that so many are anxious to forget the horror of 2001, the loss of life, the viciousness of the attack and the evil that permeates the hearts of those that wish to destroy America.
I can’t say that I understand the kind of hatred held by those who want to do us harm. But I am confident that they will not …
What is Suffering?
The most traumatic place I’ve yet visited on this Earth is Auschwitz-Birkenau. I was there with some friends in 2005.
I know I’ve talked about it before. The awful things that were done to people during that war. The humiliation. The beatings. The dreadful murders of so many people. The intense fear and pain of those who watched others die so horribly.
People who were drowned, crippled, killed, or otherwise experienced devastation from the 2005 southern US hurricanes and the 2004 tsunami in the Pacific. Many people left with nothing after the floods and other weather disasters in 2008.
Those who died and those who watched the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001.
People who have endured starvation, lacking …