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It’s a Lie

I wrote this a year ago. Sadly, I still think it’s true. 

“We will never forget” is a lie. 
We forgot long ago and now we only briefly remember on the 9/11 anniversary. We pause at 8:46 for a moment of silence and then we move on. We say we’ll never forget to make ourselves feel better…but sadly, we have forgotten. 

On 9/11/2001, policemen were our heroes. They were honored and respected across America. Now America is attacking them physically, verbally, mentally, and emotionally. They are literally being hunted and slaughtered in our streets for doing the exact same thing they were doing in 2001. Their character is being assassinated, their reputations ruined, their careers destroyed–because they wear a badge and have the authority to attempt to make you follow the laws of our country. Be careful what you wish for. If you want a lawless society, where evil rules…you’re on the verge of getting your wish. Yes, I believe we have forgotten. 
It’s a lie. It was all forgotten when we turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to ISIS executing and, yes even be-heading, thousands. On video. For all the world to see. Jordan responded loud and clear to that threat. However, America simply said we wouldn’t tolerate it. Empty rhetoric. We seem to have forgotten. 
It’s a lie. We have forgotten. Otherwise why would the U.S. enter into a nuclear weapons deal with Iran that, as reported in U.S. News and World Report is “…a strategy paper that maps Iran’s emergence as a regional power, with the full blessing – even support – of the United States…” Why would we do that? Because clearly we have forgotten. 
On September 12, 2001, U.S. flags began waving from our houses and cars. People were singing the Star-Spangled Banner with pride at sporting events. It all quickly waned. When’s the last time you saw a flag on the window of someone’s car? Or, sang the national anthem loudly with pride. We have forgotten. 
I’m so saddened and distressed by the condition of our country. I worry more about my son than you can possibly imagine. I worry about how to protect my grandchildren when we’re at the movies. I worry every time I sit down in church that my husband will literally have to shoot someone while we’re worshipping. I worry about our military. I worry about the leadership of our country and whether that will get any better in 2016. 
And I hope. I hope whatever happens to cause us to remember again will not at the same time destroy us.

One thought on “It’s a Lie

  1. Excellent! I’ve been thinking the same thing and know that it’s going to take so much to elevate our police to the positions they deserve. Thanks for reminding us of that fateful day. I’ve saved all of these writings to remind me of such an amazing woman for whom I worked! Nan

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