As we prepare to mourn again the tragic loss of life that occurred on September 11, 2001, and the 10th anniversary, it is incumbent upon every American to acknowledge the diabolical events of that day that equates along with FDR's Pearl Harbor message of a “day that will live in infamy.” Some people call 9/11 a commemoration. I don't. I call it a day of mourning.
As an individual, an American, and as a United States Air Force veteran, I call upon all of you on September 11th to take time out from your busy routines to seriously consider the obscene ramifications that completely changed our lives and the events we are experiencing in the world today. It is without doubt that we have entered a new global awareness that has given all of us worldwide, and especially We, the People, a tremendous change in consciousness that precludes all of the absurdities that we are daily confronted with. Stop for a minute aside from the programmed exercises that will ensue. Thank the Creative Power of the Universe for the profound privilege of living in a country and a society that though fraught with turmoil for various and sundry reasons, personal and otherwise, is still the best place on the planet to be. Think about how inordinately fortunate we are to be able to lower our eyes before the Allness and pay homage to the men and women in the armed forces that daily put their lives on the line in order for us to carry on with our own agendas.
For all the American warriors, let us give further thanks that we are able to do so on behalf of them and their families.
Stephen F Kaufman