Another Anniversary

Fifteen years after 9/11, timeless truths endure.

Here, on the eve of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, New York seems a city strangely at peace. The physical wounds of that awful day have largely healed. Lower Manhattan has been made whole again. A monument to the dead stands where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center once stood. A new office building rises from the rubble of Ground Zero. The long-delayed transportation hub is open and millions of people pass through it every day. It took longer and cost far more than it should have, but the job got done.

  • Waffle

    The day the universe changed. We must never forget.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Man charged with committing terrorist attack, attempted murder after stabbing in Sydney

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    The day when fascism drew its ugly head again after the Cold War which demonized communists/socialists.

    This was a false flag to lead into America’s decline, and leading into WW3, attacking China, attacking Middle Eastern nations such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and leading into security, police state and surveillance state measures.

    Let us not forget about the bureaucracy and new agencies created because of 9/11, along with people being forced to live in fear. It changed the world yes and the government wanted to make us into obedient people and following their orders!

    And yet the right says they want freedom?! You cannot have freedom if you have no security, accountability, transparency, openness and real ability to speak one’s mind.

    • I don’t think many of the commenters here are fans of the DHS and so on. We’re mostly free-speech absolutists and bureauphobes. So I don’t know why you’re yelling at us about it.

      And communism is an evil blood-soaked life-crushing ideology, Billy. It didn’t get “demonized”, quite the reverse: its bloody crimes have been suppressed and sanitized for decades upon decades, and its fellow travellers have hijacked a so much of Western culture that I wonder what could be rescued at this point.

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        Why demonize Saudi Arabia when many on the alt-right at the time who were the hardcore neocons wanted Iraq and they were blamed for 9/11. Western culture can be supported that is fine, but why sanitize the truth based on CIA coverups and botches. That is what many would regard as conspiracy theories, but no such things are well-documented, and the fact is I am merely speaking against 9/11 as the event which changed the world and made us have to accept government lies.

        And yes governments do lie, so why is it good for governments to be accepted in certain cases but not others? Shouldn’t the War on Terror and fear of Islam be regarded as accepting globalism? It is because the War on Terror is what many believe in even though they may say they are opposed to it. I will give a clear example because when someone says that people only have two choices good or evil that is following the Bush doctrine. When people say free speech absolutism as they wish to restrict someone’s freedoms they are in essence for supporting themselves because they didn’t do anything wrong. See how people want to play games and try to make it seem like they are against the government, but they are really for their agenda.

        An even more extreme version of globalism is still globalism because all-out war and wanting demonization is setting up the world for future elites but under different banners!

      • Blacksmith

        Well said, a real good sumarization IMO.