9 Years Later…

I was thinking of how easy it is to rant about the events memorialized on this day, and decided I am not going to go on some maniacal tirade. We’ve had enough of that already right?

So, I just wanted to say a few words to all those affected by the event on 9/11/01….

Most people believe this was an attack on just America, I mean it did take place on our soil right? But at the same time, were only American’s killed? No, people from all over the world were killed. The WTC is a hub for worldwide business. We like to claim this day as an attack on America, and it was an attack on America, but the impact was global. Families worldwide were, and are still, affected by the attacks on 9/11/01.

This was not an attack on America itself, it was an attack on the freedom we enjoy here in America to choose our own destiny. Those that do not understand this freedom are scared of it. They have lived their lives inside a shoe-box and do not understand why anyone would want anything else but the life inside of that shoe-box.

This was not an attack on America itself, it was an attack on the religious freedom we enjoy. Some out there in the world do not understand this freedom, they only know what they have been taught and force fed to believe. This was an attack on Christians, Catholics, Protestants, Episcopalians, Methodists, Jews, Hindus, Baha’ists, Atheists, Buddhists and every other religion. And yes, duh duh duh duuuhh, it was an attack on Islam and Muslims.

Everyone on this planet was affected in one way or another. This is not just an American thing, this is a human thing. Whether we were impacted first hand by the event or not, we are affected daily by the stories. From parents who lost children, brothers who lost sisters, sisters who lost brothers, children who lost parents, etc.

These are not the only ways we are all affected though, we are affected by ignorance as well. Not just the ignorance of the attack but the ignorance today. There are folks out there, we’ve all been hearing it on the news, that are so ridiculous they think this is a whole religious groups fault, or a whole countries fault in some way. That is pure ignorance. This was done by fringe fundamentalists who’s motivation is nothing but fear, and they accomplished that mission cause we are still scared today. To scared to take a moment to learn the truths behind the people we do not understand. Some are so willing to burn a book rather than read it.

So today, I remember everyone affected by the past events of 9/11/01. This includes you, them, and everyone else. We were ALL affected, never forget THAT!