When The Eagle Cries – #Remembering911 | #NeverForget

I’ll be honest. I didn’t even really want to WRITE this blog. After spending most of the day ignoring Twitter and Facebook in regards to the Anniversary of September 11th-I decided to see if there was a second attack today-because you know, our ever knowing always right government said there would be.

 

There wasn’t…..

…i hate to be the guy who said “told ya so”…but…….

Now that’s the point of this topic-I just needed to get some assholeness out of me. Call it what you will, but I just simply can’t bring myself to really care. Yes, it’s tragic. Yes it was a day that changed not only our country-but the entire world. Yes it was a way for President Bush to kickstart his Daddy’s vendetta in the middle east it was a black eye on our country. Now I am of the school of thought who believe the “crazy conspiracy theorists” that claim our government had SOME involvement. Now I’m fairly confident that Bush didn’t sit in the Legion of Doom headquarters with Lex Luthor plotting the event-but they knew about it. They knew and they failed to react. I know that now

But i want to travel back in time.

It was my Freshmen year of High School. I had just left Miss Bell’s Freshman Math class-and had settled down into my seat for Ms. Shadowen’s Modern World History class. Probably the MOST appropriate place for this to all transpire. One of our assistant principals came rushing into the classroom-and ordered her to turn on the TV (because you know, fuck the Intercom system). She did, and no sooner had the picture came in than BAM! Plane two crashed into the building. I remember thinking-“what? what the fuck are we watching? what’s happening? who are you, and why are you in my bathroom?” (okay maybe not the last one).

I remember being completely dumbfounded. It wasn’t like  sense of “what, this happened to our COUNTRY? FUCK THOSE ARABS KILL KILL KILL!!”-because quite frankly-I could care less. It was more a sense of….bewilderment? I’m not sure if that’s the word I’m looking for..but it will have to do.

I was amazed, shocked, knowing I was living in history. Knowing that this very day would be a day taught to my great-great-grandchildren, the same way we were taught about Pearl Harbor. I was speechless, afraid, and unsure of what to think.

The rest of the day was spent, going from class to class and turning on CNN. Every teachers lesson plan was scrapped for the day. Science? Watch the news. English? News. Study Hall? News. Gym? Guess what, we were supposed to run 30 laps that day…know what we did? Watched the news…

…my fat ass thanks you terrorists…..

As the days went on-more information became clear…and in the years since then-my never ending quest for information and knowledge (and planet destruction-errm…you didn’t read that.) lead me to a few movies that were circulating the internet. Movies like “Loose Change”. Movies that didn’t exactly change my views-but at least opened my eyes.

I don’t think we were given the whole story. I don’t think this was just Random Attack X by Al Queda. I don’t think that at all. I don’t think this was a 100% work like that blowhard asshat socialist cock sucking worse than fox news assclown Alex Jones would have you believe either. There was some middle ground. Bush had no support for his Oil War-and once this happened-nobody would even THINK of saying no. Our country spiraled further into a recession, and things just got more fucked up.

Sad thing is…

The terrorists won.

Sure, we killed Saddam Hussein, sure we killed Bin Laden, sure we waged a Holy War on their land. In the end-we lost. We could stay there 100 more years-and we’ll still lose.

Our country lives in constant fear. September 10th 2001-if TSA so much as looked at someone wrong the rape whistle was blown.  Now? You’re lucky to get through an airport WITHOUT having a hand shoved up your ass.

Constant fear, constant hatred, constant oppression. A declining dollar, a corporate system of tyranny. We’re giving them exactly what they want. They wanted terror. Our country is ripe with Terror.

What our country has done in the middle east is nothing short of terrorism in its own right. That right there is a word i’ve grown to LOATHE. There’s no difference between us going over there-or them coming and driving a plane into our buildings. It’s still-by definition-terrorism. America is the biggest purveyor of terror in the world, if not second to the Middle East. It’s all an act of perception. You go over there-and their media claims them as the heroes. Here? They’re the enemy. It’s all about media, and it’s all about spin.

For example..look at Batman….

..yes..I’m making a 9/11 reference using Batman…….shut up…..

…in the comics-Batman is a vigilante. By definition-he acts outside of the law, but still aims for same means as the GCPD. Is he right? Is it the RIGHT thing for someone to do to fight crime? No. Hell no. Do people still see him as a hero? yes. do people still see him as a menace as insane as the criminals he brings in? Yes.

It’s all a matter of perception……

Now with all that said and done. Do I respect the men and women who sacrificed themselves that day? Yes. Do I feel sorrow for the families of the victims? Absolutely. Do I feel sorrow for the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Absolutely. Do I feel sorry for the families that America has destroyed in the Middle East? Absolutely. Life is life, no matter what your religion is.

I’m sorry shooter, things had to be this way

Got a call on the radio – to engage

Greenlit the raid – and your the first in my way

Probably won’t be the last

So many bullets to pass

Truth is, i joined for the cash and to protect my flag

I believe that no matter what religion we can co-exist

That’s what God would really wish.

Kidd Russell f/ Jaswel Race

“Dear Shooter”

Just an example. I know from stories friends of told me of the horrible atrocities that our military has done over seas. From the rapes in Vietnam-to gangland violence in Iraq. None of it gets published or acknowledged-because “we’re ‘Merica dammit!”

I kicked in the door
I yelled my commands
The children, they cried
But I got my man
We took him away
A bag over his face
From his family and his friends

They took off his clothes
They pissed in his hands
I told them to stop
But then I joined in
We beat him with guns
And batons not just once
But again and again

A hero of war
Yeah that’s what I’ll be
And when I come home
They’ll be damn proud of me
I’ll carry this flag
To the grave if I must
Because it’s a flag that I love
And a flag that I trust

She walked through bullets and haze
I asked her to stop
I begged her to stay
But she pressed on
So I lifted my gun
And I fired away

The shells jumped through the smoke
And into the sand
That the blood now had soaked
She collapsed with a flag in her hand
A flag white as snow

Rise Against

“Hero of War”

Another story of heartbreak. But he’s the ‘bad guy” – so it’s all right…

I’m not sure what I’m trying to say, I’m just typing and ranting now….

I will Never Forget where I was that day. I will Never Forget the events of September 11th. It was truly America’s darkest day, just maybe not for the reasons we all believe…..

Iced Earth – “When The Eagle Cries”

Another day just like any other
Out of the blue it turned to horror
How could they?
Why would they?
The innocent suffered hell’s inferno
A senseless act that goes unforgotten
How could they?
They will pay

When the eagle cries
Blood will flow
When the eagle cries
For freedom’s fight
When the eagle cries
We love her so
When the eagle cries
We will sacrifice
When the eagle cries

Out of the ashes came a tempting vengeance
But we are focused, we seek redemption
We are free
We’ll stay free
All they’ve done is make us stronger
The sleeping giant is asleep no longer
If need be
We’ll die free

When the eagle cries
Blood will flow
When the eagle cries
For freedom’s fight
When the eagle cries
We love her so
When the eagle cries
We will sacrifice
When the eagle cries

Chorus

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