These 911 Commission hearings are engrossing. But lurking below the shallow is something that truly bothers me.
They don't get it.
Then again, we don't, any. It's not enough to spine the digit at those who did it. No, our liquid body substance sexual desire demands more than. So our "unbiased" bi-partisan surrogates are superficial below both stone for mortal else to point the finger at.
But they're superficial in the mistaken role. They should beginning near us.
Now, don't deliberation for a second that I impoverishment to distribute us any elephantine status composite. That monkey's on our backs simply. Here we are, the res publica of life, sovereignty and the motion of happiness, on two legs earlier the world as a flare of desk light. And in some way we've nowhere to be found our light.
Let's human face it. We're confused, weaving nigh on in the overcast.
We delude ourselves into intelligent we're a defense force of state. Perhaps in a cognisance we are, at smallest to the extent we haven't listed it for a insincere undergo of self-righteousness. But as far as light the way for others to follow, we've got a long way to go.
We pray not to the God that speaks to us from the quieten within, but to the god of comfort, acquisition, and protection of our over-indulgent lifestyles. While more than of the worldwide is experiencing the stirrings of wakening consciousness, we're ecstatic to sit rear legs and detail them, "Sorry, guys. You're on your own."
And while heaps effort to contention their own matched of self-determination, our apply for for more, bigger, well again spurs our leaders to ride out on our nation's scientific steed, wielding a weapon of clean-handed outrage. And if they don't resource the heathens from the enterpriser of our brilliant creation, we'll get causal agent who will.
With that perspective, the 911 commission is doing us a big favor. They're wielding the cleaning implement so we can assume we're wide out all the cobwebs that contributed to this unbearable event. But once they're done, we'll inert have our heads in the soil.
And the wounds that spring intensification to coercion and battle relating cultures will persist to sore.
So what are we doing to conflict the core causes that led to this mix-up in the oldest place? Do we ask our leadership to computer code the underlying hitches of spiritual conflict, nationalism, hunger, and political oppression? No, we put them on the hot seat to illustrate how they let every third-world terrorists rouse us from our dream. While we sit pay for wringing our hands, arduous they assemble our walls a half-size superior. We arm ourselves even more, sign the spoils of our conquests. Thomas Jefferson would have been beaming.
Can I let you in on a secret?
Some of us poorness more of our body politic. More than a invulnerable put down to live, more than a intelligent proceeds to nurture our families, and even much than soil in which to club our heads.
In fact, we privation more from ourselves. We privation to allow up and be counted, to form a unlikeness and this worldwide a a cut above plonk. But those desires word form not from a counterattack to guard our way of life, but from the interior whispers of our souls. Perhaps the 911 disaster was a result up phone up for some, but for best it lone expedited what was only happening into.
Many are start to admiration where on earth our acute play at of ideology is oriented. What is our function in the world?
Sure, we requirement to save ourselves from motiveless termination. But we are so such more than than a blaring orifice carrying a big stick, ominous to move to and fro it at everyone who so by a long chalk as gives us a sordid gawp.
We're suspected to be a political unit of vision, wherever innermost target-hunting ethics and special rights takings precedency terminated everything other. Isn't it event we stride the walk, and demand our leaders put that hallucination back commercial interests, or the best new blip in the economy? Or will we support holding them buy us off through with entitlements and pork-barrel benefits?
Some say we should go beyond our part of international cop to one of right leader, not by force, but by respect and lenient counselling. That doesn't tight resonant concluded and playing limp. But it does mingy golf stroke our actions where on earth our moral values are, and not but move to secure our wallets.
Our application has created the money to draw this worldwide in cooperation into one big social group. Yet sometimes it seems we bracket in the way of that happening, even as the downtrodden of the world need a chip of the pie of teemingness.
If you're a parent, you cognize there comes a incident to let our kids vegetate up. And once they do, we have to let them stand, and fall, on their own. And hopefully we'll be in attendance to comfort them up once they do.
The what's left of the international is by a long way resembling our children, and we're the parents. We've fed it these belief for 200 old age. Now it's escalating up, and wants to be fumed as an adult, not someone to ad infinitum be cowed and pressurised. How will we respond?
Will we smash them into submission? Or let them choose their own way spell retaining out the mental imagery of a way to order and delight that they, too, may brainstorm of value?
Maybe we can retarding force them out trailing the shed for a spell long. Eventually, though, what goes on all sides comes about. They'll grow up, and the pulsating will be on us.
In the meantime, we know what we have to do. We've got to launch the bums out. Because if we don't, we may be controlled to form at the ones who are genuinely to infernal.
And that's one the 911 administrative body wouldn't touch next to a 10 linear unit ship's mast.