Find the cost of freedom revisited...
A recent response to one of my posts has been niggling away at me until I am at last inclined to post a rebuttal. First off let me begin by saying that I do not “celebrate” the holiday known as Patriot Day. Personally, I thought we already had a day for patriots called, Fourth of July. The events that occurred six years ago on 0/9/11 will never be forgotten by me as long as I live. It was a horrendous day and the images of that terrible morning will are indelibly etched in my memory.
George W. Bush, in my mind, is the most incompetent and criminal individual ever to hold the office of the presidency. Creating a new day to honor our armed forces and recognize patriotism when we already have two such holidays is nothing more than another of his efforts to politicize and polarize the country in defense of his indefensible policies since that terrible day. Every time 0/9/11 rolls around it simply reminds me of the failures of the Bush administration for the past six years. Osama Bin Laden is still a free man releasing his messages of death to the world’s media.
Quite frankly I am sick of the celebration of death that has sprung up around this day. 0/9/11 is a day to remember but it is not a day to commemorate. It is a day that should live on in infamy and not celebration. There is nothing noble, glorious or patriotic about the events of that day. There is only horror, tragedy and evil. Unfortunately, the policies of the Bush administration have reflected those same three aspects and failed to produce anything noble, glorious or patriotic in the
As to the anti-war movement and why I did not focus on the “big” protest in
As for me, I’ll continue to speak my mind as an individual and leave both of those bandwagons to their own designs.