ok, so today is the five year anniversary of 9-11. as you can tell from my blog i'm given to deep introspective thought. a couple thoughts i will share with you .....
of course its the fifth anniversary. my son is starting fifth grade and that happened on his second or third day of school. i left work early because i work in downtown pittsburgh and they were talking about closing the bridges and i didnt want to be stuck on that side of the river. i talked to my wife and she said i should go pick him up from school. ok, we overreacted but nobody knew what was going on and things were crazy that day. i remember looking at him and feeling sorry for him because his world really changed that day. i tried to explain to him what was going on but how do explain insanity to a six year old.
i know i'm going to be pounded with memorial shows today but i really dont need that to remember. i remember. sometimes all too well. these shows dont make me want peace they piss me off. i find myself hating muslims for this. all of this nonsense done over religion. how ridiculous is that. i know there are good muslims....dont go crazy but i can assure you that the muslims in this country know that they are greatly outnumbered....so of course they want to get along but if the odds were different they would be just as intolerant as their kin in the mideast. i'm very tired of people killing other people because a made up god from a made up religion told them too. no offense, i want peace but if comes down to me or muslims then they gotta go. this goes for fundamentalist christians too.
this will define a generation. just as the civil war, the stock market crashing, the world wars and jfk being shot did. the picture of the fireman raising a flag at ground zero are as ingrained in my head as the photo of men raising a flag at iwo jima or some guy bending a broad over and kissing her in times square were to my parents and grandparents. what really defines this generation though is the feeling that nothing will ever be resolved. i dont feel any safer than i did on that day. i feel that this administrations lack of intelligence (mostly the lack of intelligence shown by our president) will keep this war on terror going forever.
well that just some loose thoughts running around my overly tight head. lets just get through this day.