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September 11, 2009

"The shadow of September 11...


... will mar man's dreams until the day when we regain our boldness and set foot on other worlds; when humanity can once again distance the old evils, if only for a moment, carrying only such malignancies as are left dormant in their hearts. In all likelihood it will only be for a moment, because man pursues man with the hunger of a demon. Half the human race seeks something to love and the remainder seeks them as something to rule. The men who rushed up the stairs were our better angels; and their day is done. Not so us. We have miles to go before we sleep. -- Belmont Club サ The ashen alabaster city

Betraying our dead
We've forgotten what we owe our dead and what we owe our children. We've even forgotten who attacked us.

9/11, Remembered In Old Screengrabs
Like a growing number of others in a time obsessively concerned with the “digital divide”, I went to my desktop computer to get more information. Unlike many others, though, I made screen captures of the sites as I visited them.

Let It Rain @ Jaded Haven
Look at these men and remember their deaths. Look at their faces and remember their lives. Take a good, hard look at our country's finest sons and feel proud that we were the home of such brave and selfless men.

LILEKS Friday, September 11th
Right after the towers fell, people who'd never liked them as architecture wanted them back just as they were. Get back up in the sky! But it hasn't happened. Even if they build the replacement towers, there's still a space in the sky where no one will ever stand again. We could stand there once. That we couldn't stand there eight years ago was their fault. That we cannot stand there today is ours.

Flight 93

The only part of the American national security establishment that successfully defended America on 9/11 was the portion of the reserve militia on board Flight 93, acting without orders, without hierarchy, without uniforms or weapons, by spontaneous organization and action.

Google remembers 9-11, too -- by doing nothing;
On 9-11, Google celebrated in their own special way. Heretheir 9-11 logo. It's funny. It seems to be eerily similar to the logo Google uses for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. What a coincidence. I guess it's important to remember the Persian New Year and the 50th anniversary of Legos, but not 9-11.

Fouad Ajami: 9/11 and the ‘Good War’
Those were not Afghans who had struck American soil on 9/11. They were Arabs. Their terrorism came out of the pathologies of Arab political life. Their financiers were Arabs, and so were those crowds in Cairo and Nablus and Amman that had winked at the terror and had seen those attacks as America getting its comeuppance on that terrible day. Kabul had not sufficed as a return address in that twilight war; it was important to take the war into the Arab world itself, and the despot in Baghdad had drawn the short straw. He had been brazen and defiant at a time of genuine American concern, and a lesson was made of him.

Posted by Vanderleun at September 11, 2009 10:32 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

I'm looking for an alternative to google. I refuse to use them anymore. Kind of like how I refuse to visit LGF anymore.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at September 12, 2009 9:00 PM

Do we know who the man in the picture is? I would like to know.

That may be a cure for the left. Take each admitted leftest to the roof of a skyscraper to jump into fifty feet of foam. They will learn to find their courage or they will learn to shut up.

Posted by: james wilson at September 13, 2009 9:42 AM

Google is rather good for searches, though. Here's an idea - use Scroogle. This site works by doing a search for you using the Google engine - but scraping off all the data-mining and commercial ads that you get by using Google. Use Google's computer power and make sure they get nothing for it? What's not to like?

It is also a useful way of anonymising. You may not want Google itself to know what you are searching for.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at September 14, 2009 12:03 AM

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