As I sit, I remember and mourn. My mourning is multifaceted this year. I mourn for what we lost twenty years ago. I mourn the loss of the lives of people I do not even know because I know what it is to experience loss. More importantly, I mourn to convey my humanity, empathy and my sympathy.
I mourn for the troubles I and my family face personally, yet I cannot let that distract from the truth of why we are where we are. So, if just for a while, that must get pushed aside as the urgency of our national situation requires our full attention!
I mourn for what we lost and are losing is more than lives. As important as those lives are, somehow, we seem to have lost what they all died for.
Innocent lives, just pawns in the hands of hate. I mourn, that we have not just forgotten the hate that brought down the Twin Towers, cost over three-thousand lives and counting.
I mourn as I see those who claim to love this country embrace division, hate and a hatred of all that is good about America! More and more they lead our young away from patriotism in every way possible. The games we play glorify killing of cops raping and pillaging, while the entertainment we consume make half the country out to be inbred, evil and no longer worthy of liberty.
I mourn where twenty years have landed us. As we willingly allowed intrusions into our private life because of what happened on 9/11 because it was to be for our protection, we now see that power is being used for our very demise.
How do we fight for 20 years and lose?
How do we abandon 90 billion of military weapons almost exactly 20 years to the day we were attacked?
What is the real reason we cannot know the answers?
Why has no one been held accountable for letting 9/11 happen on their watch?
Does the truth implicate not just a group of terrorists but our own leaders?
Is the truth of such a nature that if revealed would throw not just our country but the whole world into the final war?
I mourn because it is twenty years later, but it feels like thousands of years backwards.
Less liberty! Less freedoms! More tyranny! More corruption!
I mourn because, we abandon our people in a terrorist state, yet we bring theirs into our homeland.
I mourn as I hear President Biden wants “complete funding” for 65-95k Afghanis that they bring here and as many who can get by end of next fiscal year. And by complete we are talking lifetime welfare, free college, the right to vote, and more. Yet, I know people and more than likely we all know people who are struggling to get by but there is no help for them.
These refugees will get not only citizenship they will get preferential citizenship. Look at those right now in our government who embrace socialism. Some of them former refugees themselves and they look at our goodness and spit on it and us.
I mourn because of the shame that is being heaped upon us and on the memories of all those who have gone before us by the very people who we elect as they sit idly by and in many cases not just let but help usher in a change that will make the death of every American become vanity as they rip away our freedoms and embrace tyranny.
I mourn because there will be No vaccines required for those who come here illegally or being brought out of the desert, no testing either. Yet Americans will be forced!
I mourn because we see it clearly everywhere, the stores where we work were/are looted! Yet looters are called heroes, while those who rush into danger are vilified and again, I mourn.
We are lectured by the ruling class, that those who used protests as a means to loot and burn are in the right. They wag their finger in our face and say it was peaceful, and they posed no threat to spreading a pandemic causing disease while gathered mask-less in a crowd. I mourn because I know many who struggle to breath through the mask they are forced to wear!
At their urging and thus as if by their hand our cities burned, I mourned as I listen to a media that tell us there is nothing to see here, those other guys reporting differently are part of the problem. After that we were reminded to "not believe our lying eyes", these are just peaceful protests. Impassioned people denouncing racism, we are sold.
Why do the majority of Americans get up each day and live honorable lives?
We do it because we respect what we have been given! Because we mourn in a way that is healthy and drives us to live in a way worthy of the blood spilled to secure and maintain our freedoms.
I’m just putting out a couple of items for us to consider that we are all given. First, we were given this day that many have not been afforded! We were given the amazingly awesome fortune to be living in the Greatest Country on the Entire Planet, "We Are Free!" And that brings our mourning to rejoicing!
Of course, there are dozens, hundreds and likely thousands of reasons we could count to be blessings in our lives each day. And more amazingly, while each person has their own list my guess is we share far more than where we differ.
I get it things are not perfect, but they never have been either. I have dealt with struggles my entire life. I've had it bad, worse than many, but fully aware others have it worse than I. If I gave a day in a week of my struggles you might feel I am to be pitied or you might think to yourself "suck it up buttercup" but it is right here I think we are all losing the most important part of the truth.
For the better part of 245 years as people have recognized at least those two gifts and treasured them and acted accordingly for our benefit and that of our part of society, we did damn well! Yet I mourn as our liberties and freedoms may not survive to its 250th.
When we are living right as a nation, we aren't bothering anyone, we are living at peace, doing the right thing day in and day out. As I to listen to the people who work for us talk about us and our neighbors like we are all worse than trash, I mourn!
It seems everyone has forgotten who works for whom. America, “We the People” still have the power! At least for now we are the bosses!
The ones we elect to represent us, to serve, to protect our streets and keep our families safe have shown clearly that they no longer care about what is best for our families. And for that I mourn but the time for mourning will come to an end! When it does end, will our mourning lead to rejoicing or will our mourning lead to anger and anger to rage and rage to war?
The leadership class no longer follow the laws we sent them there to enact, yet they want to make sure we do as they say.
I want to turn the corner a bit, while keeping this in mind with what we already know, let's also consider the following.
Terminating federal employees or any company terminating anyone if they refuse to take a shot is shamefully un-American.
I don't know where you stand on vaccine mandates. I'm certainly and vehemently opposed. One size does not fit all. Not everyone can take every medicine. I have many wonderful medicines that I am allergic to, most of those tend to affect my ability to breath. Since I do not tolerate a lot of medicines, I have to be extremely cautious. I have to be responsible for my own health and safety. I cannot and will not trust that to some damn bureaucrat. And I sure as hell am going to put up the wall when I feel like I am being lied to. It’s called survival instinct and I swear by it! It keeps me alive!
We don't make anyone take drugs for AIDS, there are hundreds if not thousands of other contagious diseases there are treatments for but no one makes even an infected person take the cure or the prevention.
No one is forced to take a flu vaccine and more people die of flu annually than of this!
Sure there are great medicines out there as well as great vaccines and this one may or may not be one. But that is not the point.
I grew up in the age of HIV/AIDS, and even today when a treatment is available no one is rushing to make sure every person has the treatment. Hell, I knew a guy while I was working in healthcare who had and died of aids. There were some drugs that were slowing disease progression but not one person ever suggested that man did not have the right to accept or deny treatment. They didn’t force him to take that medication and he did not want to take it.
And no one forced him to forego his freedom either. He lived his life and died. He may have infected others but there was no outrage, nothing. Granted a lot of time has passed since that happened. It was before 9/11. But never was there a thought to infringe on his rights or freedoms, not should they have!
How far have we come/gone?
I ask it that way because for me, the answer forces the question to be “gone” because we have gone backwards both in the quality of medicine we receive and backwards as to our freedoms and patriotisms.
They are going to force vaccines on the military, federal employees and now on any business that has more than 100 employees, yet the USPS and the staff for the President is exempt from having to take the vaccine.
Odd? Par for the course!
How long will it be before these blatant double standard rips such a hole in the fabric of our Republic that it collapses?
Maybe the better question would be this: When will those on the left, the right and the center finally "stop believing" the lying lips of our leadership class?
I am in mourning because I never thought that a day would come that we would be where we are at today. I am in mourning for the tragedy of 9/11 may pale in comparison to the tragedy that looms if we continue to allow our way of life to be overthrown.
I mourn because I see these things and what they all seem to add up to represent. I hope and pray I am wrong. But I could not in good conscience sit idly by and not share what I see.
Because while I mourn, I still see glimmers of hope! But “who am I”? I have no power, or position, no access to reach all of my fellow countrymen all I have is the heart that gives me passion to engage and a mind that looks at everything with questions. There are still many patriots who mourn as I do, who are saddened, angered and ready to step up. There are people who may not consider themselves patriotic but neither un-American and are also looking for answers to their questions. And as long as those things remain, that is why I put forth what I see.
From Where the Eagle Soars