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Friday, September 10, 2004 | 911 Every Day: Thoughts Americans Should Avoid
As Americans prepare to remember the events of 9-11-01, for millions around the world, it is 9-11 every day.
No one will ever know how many people perished in the World Trade Center. Few of those cleaners and onion-choppers, maintenance helpers and cooks, janitors and pot-washers, or just people there for whatever reason, who did not have papers were or ever will be counted.
Right now, there are people in Mexico and Central America who do not know what happened to their husbandsisterbrotherfathersweetheartdaughterson. Except for the most remote communities, the vast majority are aware of the 9-11 events, and probably wonder if their loved one lost their life that day.
There is no way for them to find out. People without papers do not usually work under the names their parents gave them. Ana Lopez who went around the east wing of the 109th floor keeping the restrooms tidy was probably really Rosa Garcia, even to the sub-contractor who hired her for this sub-sub contract job. Her family hopes she is alive, despite the pain it would cause them to think that she simply didn't want her family any more. That is unlikely. Even the raciest younger fellows, who are fond of saying they are "married there, but single here" seldom completely abandon their families. Sooner or later, they return, even if only for a visit, with all the money they have saved up, back to Igualala or Cocyoc, Palenque, Tziritzicuaro, as many a love-struck young guera has lamented, they go back to see la verdadera. And their children.
We will never know how many thousands of children will never know whether they will ever see Papa again on earth, how many thousands of young girls will grow old wondering if they are widows.
Some lives just don't count, are not counted.
For millions, it is 9-11 every day.
Few westerners can comprehend the level of rage, the indescribably intensity of the fury and hatred that mothers feel, who sit for two, three, four long days, the shredded body of their child in their arms, dying slowly, without painkillers, often without even water. They sit, and sing through their tears, hold the blackened bloodied little bundle of agony against the tatters that cover their own wasted bodies, a mother's love is the same in the rubble of the fine mud-brick house grandfather built as it is in the clean antiseptic state of the art intensive care unit where mother hovers near the electric bedside, anxiously watching the digital readouts of the vital signs, where no expense is spared to ensure that her baby feels no pain, heals, gets well, goes home.
Does that mother ever think of her sister, so far away? Does she ever ponder the fact that she paid for her sister's child to die slowly, without painkillers, without a bed, without water?
It's not that westerners don't know rage. Since 911, Americans have been so full of rage that they have agreed to fund thousands of 911s for thousands of people. They work hard every day to ensure that a bestial horde of torturers and sexual predators rip the flesh and the innocence, the life and heart and soul from as many of their brothers' children as they can.
So full of rage that they do not ask questions, they declare the asking of questions a criminal act, treason, terrorism. Shut up, you're not even human, they insist. If you love them so much why don't you go back there. Force is all they know. If American gunmen do not rape their little daughters, all those people in the World Trade Center died in vain. They may whine, but they respect a strong hand. Crackdown. This is no time for political correctness, they say.
These are people who want to kill Americans.
They have a point there. Before the crusade, the majority of the Majority world made a clear distinction between what passes for government in the US and the general population. In the three years that have passed, the bulk of the general population has gone out of its way to proudly and emphatically insist that such distinctions are erroneously made.
Today, there is undeniably an unprecedented number of people all over the planet who want to kill Americans. Not out of hatred, or even rage. Just self-defense.
Time and again, history has shown how easy it is to bend a society to the brutish will of a greedy warlord. That is nothing new or surprising. Usually, however, it takes a little more time and a little less information than it has in the case of the American mainstream.
Whether this is due to the culture of anti-otherness, a fundamental American value, on which the would-be nation was founded, or some preternatural miasmic chemical in the water is a question for the experts.
It is not likely that the American mainstream will take up either introspection or reading, both being seen as somewhat suspicious indications that the practitioner may not possess the requisite level of unslakable thirst for Muslim blood that has emerged as the new defining quality for what makes someone a real American.
This is probably just as well. Were they to allow their red white and blue neurons to slide down such dangerous pathways, they might find themselves asking what they would do, if armed men broke down the door and seized their father, their wife, their brother, their little daughter, and carried her off with hoots of suggestive laughter to Lynndie's Land of Lascivious Resolve.
Some of the more hot-headed types might even go so far as to be spurred to action by the mere presence of tanks firing shells into the streets where their children play, something as inconsequential as a few 500-pound bombs dropping from the sky onto their neighbor's house, their place of worship.
For millions, it is 911 every day.
Disloyal Americans who think along these lines face an even greater danger. If they continue their train of terror-thought, it may occur to them that there is one very striking difference between the Americans' 911 and the everyday 911 of all those millions: While Washington prefers that the 9-11-01 events not be looked into too closely, for those 911-every day millions, there is no question about exactly who does it, every day, and who pays for it, every day.
Much better to attend a memorial service, hold a candle, and chant "USA is number ONE!"
Then hurry back to work, to pay for the 911 every day slaughter of more lives that do not count, are not counted, pay for the rage.
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill