Sunday, September 12, 2010

Memento Mori


It's the day after. Headlines were full of it yesterday. I was at a dinner dance where we stood for a minute of silence to honour the Dead of the Towers.

And I can't help myself. I think of the subsequent murderous revenge that massacred the Innocent of Iraq. The men, women and children who were slaughtered. With so little regard for the genocide that the countries who invaded Iraq without cause did not bother to count the bodies piling up. So concerned agencies did. Some say the death toll breached over a million. With the luckier fleeing to other countries. Countless orphans victimized by pimps and paedophiles. The treasure of their country looted, their landscape devastated.

"Mission Accomplished."

"Collateral Damage."

"Shit Happens".

The contempt behind those words hits me square in the heart.

I grieve the loss of lives and country.

I grieve that the tragedy of 9/11 was perverted into an abomination.

20 comments:

  1. Talk about starting a chain reaction. Bin Laden, or whoever was the mastermind of 9/11, must be wringing his hands with glee. In nine years, America has managed to turn most of the Muslim world against the West. And all it took was nineteen al Qaeda troops.

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  2. Marcia:
    And it is beyond sickening how many innocent have to suffer and for what?
    XO
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  4. RJA:
    And the Mastermind was never 'caught' but how many generations going forward are caught in the perpetual hatred of the West?
    I felt such sadness yesterday for all those slaughtered innocents.
    XO
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  6. horrible.... simply horrible.... :(

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  7. It proves yet again that violence only begets more violence. For collateral damage read endless human misery and suffering.

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  8. I hope history records it truthfully with a view from both side of the issue - in all its cruel, bloody horror ....Though that is very doubtful. If blogs survive (again doubtful) some of them (like this one) might be the only source of truth available for generations to come.

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  9. Makes it impossible to believe the politicians when they speak of wanting peace. No they don't. Peace is never the plan. There's more to be made in a war and hang the cost of human lives. As you quote - collateral damage. They can't call it the murder that it is. Who'd re-elect them?

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  10. @Nevin:
    It's hard to believe isn't it, with the sanitized media propaganda.
    @Nick:
    The lessons will never be learned.
    @T:
    Yes, history was re-written from day one and continues unchallenged except by our tiny voices in the ether wilderness.
    @Pauline:
    No, peace is never on the real agenda. War makes staggering amounts of cash for the war profiteers who fund the politicians. It is a tight, unbroken circle and murder is just "s--- happens."
    If there is a hell I hope these evildoers wind up there.
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  11. GM:
    it is hard to find the words but if we don't keep calling attention to it the future will look the same.
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  12. all of it, all wars, all killing, all maiming, no matter what side you're on, all of it an abomination.

    I don't think it will ever end, unless mankind destroys itself utterly.

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  13. Friko:
    I am completely disheartened too, it seems like we never learn. Did this other disregard for innocent civilians start in Dresden or Hiroshima or where?
    Maybe humans are intrinsically an evil species.
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  14. This article from The Onion (originally published Sept 26 2001) was doing the rounds on Facebook over the last couple of days. I think it sums the situation up perfectly:

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/god-angrily-clarifies-dont-kill-rule,222/

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  15. wise words.
    i'm surprised that there are so many people who cannot see their obvious truth!

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  16. @Jo:
    It is so funny I howled, it is so sad I wept.
    Thanks for that!
    XO
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  17. PC:
    I was struck on 9/11 by the fact that no one, no one at all, mentioned the revenge slaughter.
    XO
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