The 19th Anniversary of 9/11 and thoughts on our current path

Posted By on September 11, 2020

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It seems like yesterday, but it was 19 years ago that the US was attacked by our own commercial airliners taken over by radical Islamic terrorists and orchestrated by Osama bin Laden. These evil men following a twisted ideology attempted to trigger an all out war between Muslims and who they perceived as the enemies of Islam with their 9/11 attack on NYC, Washington DC and thwarted attempt on the Capitol of United Flight 93 brought down by passengers in SW Pennsylvania.

(if you don’t read my commentary, DO skip below and read Alyssa Ahlgren’s article)

The “hatred” charismatic leaders are able to instill in followers is something we’ve seen throughout history and the ability to Remembering911brainwash people is part of our human condition. Although most Americans sense we have a better handle on terrorist organizations and cells, our sleepy attitude towards threats dissipates over time and “likely” will open the door for another eventual attack (yes, depressing, but it is our human history).

Reflecting on this has me thinking about ALL threats to our country and our citizens. Currently, most of  us can see the political unrest primarily within our borders, but as the world grows smaller .. everything seems far more interconnected than in the past. Some think it is only a racial thing or a handful of ANTIFA agitators … or a reaction President Trump. I’m not sure it is that isolated or disconnected? 

Those who dislike our country, really disagree with our successful model of competitive capitalism and the freedom to work harder/smarter, ability to own property or build a business free from an oppressive government. Their view is not one of government protecting and serving the people so they can freely compete, but where people in government dictate their desires on the people.

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Just as with those who build networks of terror, current groups within the US (often with help from abroad and sadly the Democratic Party) are slowly infiltrating the “hearts and minds” of many in the next generation and teaching them that America is and unfair or even a bad country. They highlight the wrongs of our past rather than teach the progress made in overcoming and improving. Too many young people are poisoned with hating success or those who pulling oneself up by their bootstraps … believing we live in an unfair country. Instead, just as in every failed state where Marxism has been tried, they concluded that it will work here (if they are even thinkers?) Just as with the ideology used to turn Muslims into Islamic terrorists, American-hating radicals on the left are using their influence in the education system. Marxist thinkers (even founders of BLM) are turning students into pawns, and in some cases anarchist criminals, that want to completely change, if not destroy, America as we know it.

I read this the other day … and have been thinking about it. There is no question, 26 year old Alyssa Ahlgren gets it in her passed around social networked article.

My Generation Is Blind to the Prosperity Around Us!

I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis (Florida) trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines AlyssaAhlgreenof presidential candidates calling for policies to "fix" the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around.

I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook’s, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it.

Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose.These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought.

We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty One Times!!!
Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful. ??

Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, "An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity."

Never saw American prosperity! Let that sink in.

When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided.

My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I digress.

Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country.
People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, we elect some politicians who are dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism.

Why? The answer is this,?? my generation has only seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, the Korean War, The Vietnam War or we didn’t see the rise and fall of socialism and communism.

We don’t know what it’s like to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.

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