Lately, all that live in america have united and most sing the
same song. I wasn't born here, so i'm not exactly an american,
but I was brought up here. Long enough to be americanized. So i
hold the american pride close to my heart. But there is still a
difference between me and an average american. I have still
managed to keep a level head, mostly on part since I'm lucky to
have not known anybody who had died in this tragedy, but I
suppose it is just my nature to be cool-headed and think
straight... despite the situation. I have read many articles
online, concerning that day. Some were of anger, some of
sadness, some of hatred. I would agree or disagree, depends on
what the person is saying. Maybe it's the environment that I
live in, or maybe it's me as a person... but I still don't think
severe action should be taken. I know many of us would just like
to march over there and kick whoever had the balls to do this
to the United States of America, and when I saw those people
jump off from the Twin Towers, I had pretty much the same idea.
I know it's because I haven't lost someone close to me, but I
still believe we should all think rationally.
Raging a war... first, against a country that we still have yet to know. Second, killing more innocents would most likely be the result. Third, everyone knows it would be a peace of cake right? Just drop a nice big bomb with extra dosage of uranium, and that schmutzy little country will be even below ground zero.
But, I still believe that isn't the way to go. Yes, whatever shithead decided to do this really is a schmuck who doesn't have his head screwed on straight, and maybe... he or could be a she... (but let's not give a bad name to women eh? haha).. deserves a death penalty at most. Ack! I don't like... well.. condemning people. But damn, he killed thousands of people!.. Just 'cause he doesn't like America... pSsh.. what a schmuck I tell ya! But, that is beside the point. Bottom line, if we rage a war, we will also be killing more innocents. More blood shed, is most definitely NOT necessary. Yea.. a bunch of us are thinking.. 'they killed our innocents, why not do the same?'. Yeah, that's logical... but still isn't the way to go. We have to achieve peace neh? And we can't do that if we get pissed and decided to throw a couple of nuclear bombs in their direction for killing innocent lives.
Pearl Harbor? Yeah... the media are referring this incident to that. Some are saying President Bush won't be remembered as well as Teddy D. Roosevelt. But, I think dropping two bombs in Japan was a bit off the scale too. Hey, that was almost the same situation. The Japanese government wanted us to go to war, but who said the people wanted to? I hold respect for Roosevelt, but I think that was a little bit too much. I don't think he had thought it through clearly and just jumped at the chance to enter WWII. Sorry. I just feel bad that some schmucks from your country decides to blow up some people in a country where they really won't hesitate to pull the lever and deliver the blow. Those that did this are the ones that should be held responsible . Not the country as a whole, not the religion as whole, not the people as a whole. What I'm getting at is, don't go beat up the next Muslim or Arabian... or whoever that you think is responsible. Because most likely, they're not. They're all humans [gasp! yes, just like we are] and they also believe that act was immoral and those hot headed weirdos don't deserve to even be called human. Hmm, then this thought comes to mind... those dummies that flew the plane were actually quite smart! If they weren't gonna die then, they were gonna die anyway - possibly even more painfully once the good old government hunts them down. So that is the bright side that I can get from all of this.
Overall, I just want to say I really like America, so much freedom and independence. Heck, I love it! Great place to live however you like, and maybe get a shot of having a nice life on the way. Opportunities are there for anyone to snatch, no prejudice required. So when my teachers say those mofos hate America because they envy us... I think I agree with them. Just remember to not stoop low, innocent lives are at stake, no matter what side you're on... keep in mind we are ALL humans. No difference on that part buddy.
Here are a couple of articles that I found on America Survives. Not many stories gets me going, so yeah, these are pretty good.
"Off" the record
An open letter to a terrorist
by Charles Brennan
Well, you hit the World Trade Center, but you missed America. You hit the Pentagon, but you missed America. You used helpless American bodies, to take out other American bodies, but like a poor marksman, you STILL missed America.
Why? Because of something you guys will never understand. America isn't about a building or two, not about financial centers, not about military centers, America isn't about a place, America isn't even about a bunch of bodies. America is about an IDEA. An idea, that you can go someplace where you can earn as much as you can figure out how to, live for the most part, like you envisioned living, and pursue Happiness. (No guarantees that you'll reach it, but you can sure try!)
Go ahead and whine your terrorist whine, and chant your terrorist litany: "If you can not see my point, then feel my pain." This concept is alien to Americans. We live in a country where we don't have to see your point. But you're free to have one. We don't have to listen to your speech. But you're free to say one. Don't know where you got the strange idea that everyone has to agree with you. We don't agree with each other in this country, almost as a matter of pride. We're a collection of guys that don't agree, called States. We united our individual states to protect ourselves from tyranny in the world. Another idea, we made up on the spot. You CAN make it up as you go, when it's your country.
If you're free enough.
Yeah, we're fat, sloppy, easy-going goofs most of the time. That's an unfortunate image to project to the world, but it comes of feeling free and easy about the world you live in. It's unfortunate too, because people start to forget that when you attack Americans, they tend to fight like a cornered badger. The first we knew of the War of 1812, was when England burned Washington D.C. to the ground. Didn't turn out like England thought it was going to, and it's not going to turn out like you think, either. Sorry, but you're not the first bully on our shores, just the most recent.
No Marquis of Queensbury rules for Americans, either. We were the FIRST and so far, only country in the world to use nuclear weapons in anger. Horrific idea, nowadays? News for you bucko, it was back then too, but we used it anyway. Only had two of them in the whole world and we used 'em both. Grandpa Jones worked on the Manhattan Project. Told me once, that right up until they threw the switch, the physicists were still arguing over whether the Uranium alone would fission, or whether it would start a fissioning chain reaction that would eat everything. But they threw the switch anyway, because we had a War to win. Does that tell you something about American Resolve?
So who just declared War on us? It would be nice to point to some real estate, like the good old days. Unfortunately, we're probably at war with random camps, in far-flung places. Who think they're safe. Just like the Barbary Pirates did, IIRC. Better start sleeping with one eye open.
There's a spirit that tends to take over people who come to this country, looking for opportunity, looking for liberty, looking for freedom. Even if they misuse it. The Marielistas that Castro emptied out of his prisons, were overjoyed to find out how much freedom there was. First thing they did when they hit our shores, was run out and buy guns. The ones that didn't end up dead, ended up in prisons. It was a big PITA then (especially in south Florida), but you're only the newest PITA, not the first.
You guys seem to be incapable of understanding that we don't live in America, America lives in US! American Spirit is what it's called. And killing a few thousand of us, or a few million of us, won't change it. Most of the time, it's a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of Spirit. Until we're crossed in a cowardly manner, then it becomes an entirely different kind of Spirit.
Wait until you see what we do with that Spirit, this time.
Sleep tight, if you can. We're coming.
by Wesly J Sokotoski
On September 11, 2001 enemies of liberity and freedom struck their blow against the United States of America.
Sure their futile attack was successful, and has caused America much grief and suffering. But now they have our attention.
I pledge as an American to be more mindful of my neighbor. To be aggressive in reporting those whom I feel may pose a threat. To be even more vigilant of who and what is around me.
As an American I direct this towards those parties responsible for the events of the 11th of September. You did not weaken this great country of mine, you only made it stronger. Your attack was not a supreme act of heroism, but an act of misguided vengenance and cowardice. To the sons of Islam I bear no malice towards your religion, those who are Musilum also I do not bear malice. For in this country of mine the United States of America we have separtion of church and state. Where all creeds, races , and people come to join in our vision of freedoms we so cherish. Neither are we the ones who threaten you or your religion. We do have laws and make no mistake we will find who is responsible and let justice be carried out.
America still stands as the one nation of this world that indeed is the melting pot. Our diversity makes us strong, and we are still the example of peace, justice, and liberity for all!