Do you remember the kindness expressed to the people of America during that awful time?
The world opened its heart to us and its arms and held us in our grief.
And here we are, 11 years later, and how do Americans repay that great kindness that was shown to us years ago?
Americans, in turn, repay the world's love and kindness by supporting the mass murder of many of those who embraced us in the hour of our grief.
Americans repay the world's empathy for our suffering with a steadfast refusal to acknowledge the suffering NOW of those who empathized with us THEN.
Americans repay the world's solicitous attention, tender wishes and generosity by funding terrorists, turning a blind eye to the faces of slaughtered children, and a deaf ear to the cries of refugees.
Americans repay the world's compassion by ignoring the monumental crisis that exists in nations around this world, a crisis our own government created in the first place, with the blessing of its citizen 'voters'.
Americans repay the world's care and concern for our safety and well-being here by pretending no drone strikes are happening elsewhere, or by spewing complete bullshit to justify murder, such as this crap some nitwit at work said to me today, "sometimes we have to kill people, because it's necessary."
Excuse me?? Sometimes it's necessary to kill innocent people?? What kind of garbage is this? Sometimes we HAVE to kill innocent people? Do people even think at all anymore about anything or anyone other than themselves? But it's not surprising, especially when you consider the psychopathic hatred that is spewed by the mainstream media.
Listen to longtime Washington, D.C. and New York journalist and columnist and political columnist for Time magazine, Joe Klein, to understand the level of debate in the USA on the value of children's lives:
Klein (and most of the mainstream media and the US government) want us to be a party to the murder of children by claiming that, "the bottom line is, whose 4-year-old gets killed?" This is 'morality' in the USA. If you don't support the dismemberment of a child in Afghanistan, then you are putting your own child's life in danger.
The parents of those 4 year old children were in our corner after 9/11. Now we repay them by killing their children (and them).
They were strangers to us, and this didn't seem to matter back then - the world saw our grief and our need, and the people of the world reached out their hands to us. And it is those same human beings who reached out to us back then, that Americans are oblivious to today, as the majority of U.S. citizenry never seems to have the inclination nor the capacity to ever think about 'those people over there'.
We all felt so entitled to the world's gifts of kindness, empathy, compassion, assistance, moral support, etc. after 9/11.
We took and took.
Did we ever bother to say thank you?
That, I can't seem to recall.
Hours after Obama was 're-elected' as the presidential hood ornament on the rusted Cadillac, he celebrated his 'victory' over Psychopath Romney by ordering a drone strike over Yemen, which killed several people. To date, drone strikes in Pakistan have killed 3,300 people. The vast majority were "non-combatants" i.e. civilians, many of them were women and children.
So the psychopath in the White House celebrates winning the election by killing people who didn't deserve to die.
In every American name, with American money.
Is this how we say thank you to the people of this world who were there for us in our hour of need - by killing them?
Not an American tear shed for the people who were there for us, not one nervous twitch, nor a shudder.
Not one nagging doubt, or angry protest, or collective condemnation, no mass majority regret or remorse.
Just excuses and games of make-believe.
Americans still want to play the game of pretend.
Let's all pretend there is hope for the future of America.
I've got news for you.
It seems to me, there is no hope for the future of America unless we can revive the collective conscience of its people and resuscitate some capacity for empathy. I don't see that happening in any big way, or to any large degree, and the indifference of Americans toward those we're complicit in killing (through collective silence and support of political psychopaths) seems to be worsening, not lessening.
America seems to be populated with an increasing number of animated dead people: apathetic, emotionally and intellectually empty, vapid, morally bankrupt, ignorant, largely uneducable, delusional, drugged, dumbed-down, and disconnected from objective reality - and more importantly, disconnected from the rest of humanity as well.
The rest of Humanity being all the other human beings in this world who cared enough after 9/11 about 300 million Americans they didn't know and would probably never know; who felt in their hearts what we were feeling, understood what we were going through, and shared in our immeasurable pain and suffering many years ago.
America repays the world by watching it bleed and feeling....nothing, nothing at all.
America, the Pulseless.
Just another day in 'paradise'.