I don’t like to watch videos of the events of this day, 14 years ago. The images make me angry. So do conspiracy theories and the “Let’s forget about it” crowd. Nevertheless, I remember those events and continue to seek their meaning.
Here are some of my reflections.
*God’s judgment can land right on our heads and we still wouldn’t believe in it. We learn nothing. We stop our ears to God’s warnings. We wouldn’t want anyone thinking we were un-hip.
*Who would have ever thought, 14 years after 9/11, that the governments of the West would be competing to see which of them could import the most Muslims?
*Meanwhile, our glorious leaders could find nothing better to do than radically redefine, or just plain overthrow, the definition of marriage, light up our public buildings to celebrate it, and criminalize Christian and other religious beliefs that have remained the same for thousands of years.
*Our government gave a medal to a man who had himself surgically and pharmacologically mutilated so he could say he was a woman. At least we know who our heroes are. Or must I say heroines?
*We have a president whose middle name is Husain, and whose amateurish, community-organizing, make-it-up-as-you-go-along dabbling in foreign policy has caused the Middle East to boil over into the biggest man-made humanitarian crisis since World War II.
*While ISIS is beheading Christians and burning them alive, all captured on videotape, our government obsesses about “Islamophobia.”
*Western Europe would rather be invaded by millions of Muslims all at once, than roll up its sleeves and exterminate ISIS. The West ignores calls from Egypt and Jordan to do that very thing. One cannot explain why they let ISIS continue what it’s doing.
*For as long as we are governed by career politicians advised by self-proclaimed intellectuals and self-promoting Scientific Experts, we will not even begin to find our way out of trouble.