When things are investigated, knowledge is extended. When knowledge is extended, the will becomes sincere. When the will is sincere, the mind is correct. When the mind is correct, the self is cultivated. -- Confucius
Politically correct ideals are garbage: true wisdom comes from decades of deep thought and neutral observation. Only a so-called sociopath could ascertain wisdom from this crazy world in a neutral way. Cool thoughts- uncorrupted by modern politics, social norms, or societal ideals- are required for wisdom. Questioning everything, and going against the grain on all universally accepted norms is the path to true intelligence. The Gods notice this.


Never Forget ?

Every year around this time, but much more so this year, people say to "never forget". Of course people who personally knew the victims of 9/11 will not forget their loved ones that died. So do they need to be reminded yearly to not forget? Do you need yearly reminders to never forget your deceased loved ones? I don't; I remember my passed relatives quite easily without being reminded. So if this is obvious, then what are we supposed to not forget? The govt. fairy tale that flies in the face of modern physics? Ever heard of the Big Lie?

More importantly, why is this one catastrophe any more important than the multitudes of other catastrophes? Because three thousand people died? That is indeed a big deal, since all human life is sacred, right? Therefore the Bhopal disaster was even worse with 4,000 killed and 40,000 maimed. What- you never heard of that incident where an American company leaked a bunch of cyanide gas into a city in India? Oh that's right- people in India are not important. Four thousand of them are less important than three thousand Americans, so we have no massive effort each year to remember that.

Then I wonder, are 500,000 German civilians as important as three thousand Americans? I guess not, as the genocidal fire-bombing of Dresden on Valentine's Day is rarely mentioned as something to remember. Local authorities of the time compiled a list of the names of every one killed there, and that is a lot of names! But history is always written by the winners, so after Germany became an ally of "the Allies", they 'recalculated' the statistic and now say that 'only' 2,500 were killed. Let's forget that too I guess...

How about honoring the country that turned around that war for us, and defeated the Nazis. If it weren't for their sacrifice of 13.3 million troops and 7.5 million civilians, the Nazis may very well have won. Should we remember them? 20.8 million people surely are as worthy of remembering as 3,000 people, right?? Not if they are Russians. Americans just do not care about their sacrifice for the Allied cause in World War Two.

One has to wonder what, if any, disasters are of any concern to Americans. It seems that any amount of thousands or even millions of dead are ignored and forgotten as long as they occur outside US borders. This is why the dates of August 6 and 9 of 1945 mean nothing to most Westerners. A pair of needless bombings to test a new weapon that was not needed in a war that was nearly over anyway killed at least 200,000 people. Remember that anyone?

There have been so many disasters and wars, pandemics and genocides, that it would be quite a task to attempt to list them. What makes 9/11 so special? We all know the human deaths from it are awful, but why more awful than the 3,000 that died in the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire? Because if it is only Americans that have valuable lives, then pick through this list to remember. If not, then let us all question what the real motive is here.

The modern myth of the evil Muslims is a convenience for the ongoing imperialism of the corporatist nation America has become. Just like our forefathers were told to be scared of the Cherokees, the British, the French, the Austrians, the Nazis, the Japs, the Commies, and finally the Muslims, Arabs, and Iranians (those last three are not the same peoples, but most Americans do not know the difference anyway)....What evil scapegoat, what enemy-of-the-day, will be next?

Whomever it is, its victims will never be remembered as well as the ones on 9/11. Because their lives will not be as important.Therefore let's never forget the true reason for all the yearly hype: the govt. has not found a suitable replacement for its current scapegoat yet, so its fairy tale of how 9/11 happened must continue to be perpetuated in the meantime- while the 4 million Muslims killed in the Middle East from 9/11 until now are of no concern. 

See how many died in WWII
American Wars- List
9/11- a primer of info

(C) james platt  2011

No comments:

Post a Comment

constructive comments appreciated. name calling and links deleted.