It occurs to me every time this anniversary comes round now, that the time interval is already very much longer than the entirety of the Second World War. The proper response to this previously unimaginable atrocity, the conception of which can only have been encompassed in the minds of pre-capitalist and perverted anti-liberals, has been blunted and turned off-course on purpose, by the denizens of the Enemy Class at home in both the UK and the USA. Eight years on, and all we have accomplished is:
(1) The death of Mr Barack-O’Sin-Binliner
(2) The just and right removal and killing of the murdering butcher GramscoSaddam
(3) The beginning (only) of the writing-down of a “Taliban”, whatever that is (but it’s clearly bad) in Afghanistan.
The persons, politico-machine-spinners, media-channels and droids still walk this Earth who fail to speak sufficiently evilly, or evilly at all, of the enemies of the Western Canon of Civilisation. After eight long long years, to someone of my age and generation, this is difficult to comprehend. Yet they are pleased to bask in the lights of its benefits.
Furthermore, persons, droids and others exist that maintain 9/11 and its horrors to have been deliberately perpetrated (that’s worse than just “not prevented”, and possibly libellous) by “our” politician-shits, rather than those of another persuasion. Analogous allegations, to my mind, would be that Chamberlain “suggested to Hitler” that he might asssault Poland in order that the British Empire could go to war “for oil”. (I thought we’d invented Arab oil? – Ed.)
Of course, it must be right to listen to “film” “stars”, above all others, and heed their grave pronouncements, which are dispensed when they seek to advise us who is responsible for the ills and disasters in our civilisation.
For they are Gods: they are divine and divinely inspired, and they can neither think no do any wrong. Their wives are pretty or have been so at some time, so they must be intelligent and wise and worth cultivating for opinion as to the fate of the world. (Can anybody tell me who or what the film actor thingy “Charlie Sheen” is, please? I do not know.)
If Western Civilisation did not contain the awful vulnerability of free discourse and allowable individual seeking of paths to truth, then things like this would never have happened. We would not be being berated by the likes of Charlie Sheen – whoever he is – and Michael Moore, for our supposed institutionalised and therefore irremediable faults. But we, as the lefties tell us, we “can’t turn the clock back now”. Libertarianism would never have come into being if the Enlightenment had not made possible the thoughts that “things could be better than they now are”.
Tell me how many Honestiores/Humiliores-type civilisations begat an articulate and well-intellectuallty-researched and founded movement for individual liberty. When you have done that, I will put up a ration-voucher for a case of TWELVE recyclable-small-bottle-emulators (USSR standard Gulag Pattern) of State-Champagne-Substitute.
Oh, and to the truthers reading this, if you have the good fortune to be directed here….if Bush _HAD_ either ordered 9/11 or been “complicit in letting it happen” (watch out for what we call “Libel” – or the US equivalent, whatever it may be called!) how many people do you think would have had to be in the loop, and their silence bought or enforced?
(I expect there will be a well-considered riposte from at least one well-known commentator, and soon.)