What Have We Forgotten?


Nineteen year later, it seems that the attack on America is a fading memory. Something to be relegated to history, a footnote to be mentioned in passing.

Considering the effort being made to selectively erase parts of American history, I’m not surprised. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

When elected officials state that they encourage and endorse violence in the streets for political change, they are forgetting the lessons of 1930’s Germany. The result was a world war that left millions of dead, civilian and soldier alike.

When the American people elect their representatives that express allegiance with “the Mob” and support the destruction of this country’s institutions of laws, justice, and the Constitution in favor of an ideology that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of millions of people throughout history, we have indeed lost touch with not only history, but for what America stands for.

Acceptance of the mob’s demands isn’t civility, compromise, or change for the better. It’s abject surrender of society’s will to live. History has taught that the conquered do not survive long, and only that the useful idiots are among the last to die. The resulting chaos and anarchy will destroy any country.

I watched the towers fall, and I was sickened to my core. What is happening to the America that I love is just as bad.

Stay safe, stay well, and most of all, stay prepared.

***** Additional Content *****

Found the following in my personal Facebook feed. Thought I would share it –

“One the most jarring moments on 9/11 came maybe 2 hours after the second tower fell. As I recall, I received a couple of phone calls, one after the other. One was from a relative and the other was from a lifelong friend.

“To my shock, both of them explained to me, almost as if they had been rehearsing their speeches for years, why America as a nation deserved the attacks.

“At the time, I was a Leftie.

“But even I, as a Leftie, could not conceive of 1) the idea that we deserved the attacks, and 2) that it was anywhere near reasonable or appropriate to be saying such a thing when we could be in the middle of a new war.

“These two people added several levels to the rage I was already feeling. About 9 months later, I came to realize that the same two people were lying about Israel.

“These attacks on Israel offended me not only personally (for some reason I have always taken attacks on Israel personally), they also offended me on a spiritual level, as it has always been part of my Biblical understanding that Jews are God’s chosen people, and Israel is blessed among nations.

“So, when I realized that my friend and family members were lying about Israel, as well as lobbing a constant barrage of verbal grenades against the United States, I changed. I realized they were filled with hatred, not ideas. And I moved to the Right side of the political spectrum, where I have been ever since.

“I give you this history, as a setup to say something that is painful for me to say.

“For me, 2020 has been one long 9/11, unfolding in horrifyingly slow motion. A malevolent nightmare from which we can not seem to wake up.

“Islam may hate us, but it is the Leftists who will destroy us.

“That is clear as day now.

“So, for me, today, it is not a time of remembrance. It is not a time of quiet resolution. It is a time of disgust heaped on top of agony and outrage.

“It is like looking up in the middle of a battle, just in time to suddenly see a friend get his head blown off, and then realizing, I must do anything, and everything I can to avenge his death.”

About Tom Roland

Tom Roland is my pen name for this blog. With that in mind... EE for 35 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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