So Far Omar

Omar gets it. Between the eyes. The honesty of grief confronts the cowardice of a heart swollen with hate. You do not trivialize, weaponize  or politicize the death of three thousand innocents.

 

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Planes that Aim

“The gun took aim and killed the sheriff.”  A high school newspaper would have pimply faced little editors who would catch such a obvious error. The line above is stating the gun took action and of it’s own volition, killed somebody.  The New York Times should have editors that can do better than…..”Eighteen years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the world trade center.”  Big event. An anniversary of that event. Thousands of people died. Many more were in attendance on the site to pay homage to the fallen innocents. So the NYT trivializes the whole affair by kneeling before the god of political correctness. Are there no grown-ups on the editorial staff of the times.  KLIKDAPIK  for more on the abandonment of critical thinking as the ‘Grey Lady’ dutifully puts on her aluminum hat.

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A PERFECT BLUE AMERICAN SKY

I wrote this the day after 9/11. I  lilve in Colorado Springs, Colorado home of the airforce Academy, Fort Carson, and NORAD. SO as I pulled out of my driveway I heard an interruption on my radio saying they were closing the bases down and the alert had elevated. I pulled back up into the drive went inside and saw the second plane hit. Then I froze to the screen for hours. Here is what I wrote the following morning.

In the Perfect Blue American Sky

We stood

The Family

About the dream once perfect.

Now buckling to its knees.

First the fire blossom.

Then death thunder breaking.

Down the canyons of New Jerusalem.

I looked  down at my useless hands,

Dappled in rose petals?

 

Then the rain of glass is falling.

In each a broken reflection.

Of the perfect, blue,

American sky.

 

Then the children of the dream

Came tunmbeling

.And we the family stood below.

Where stone rain and blood of angels mixed.

And I looked at my useless hands;

At the bloody mortar that gloved them.

And nailed them to the ground.

 

My child fell and I could not catch her,

.She lies broken at my feet.

 

We stood, the family,

In the mourning sun, About a broken American Dream

And saw our angels rise again,

Through the smoke and dust and pain’

 

To fly, To play above again

In the blue American sky.

The perfect, blue, American sky.

My child fell, and  I could not catch her.

Squatters take Manhattan!

At San Jacinto it was “Remember the Alamo!” I guess the American public has a miniscule memory now.  Now you see groups of tourists who are standing around ground zero in New York City saying “What was it that we should remember?”

KLIKDAPIK to read more about the first move of the game

Below is a pic of Hagia Sophia once known as the Greatest Christian Cathedral in the world. Built in Constantinople, a city commissioned as  Christian  by Emperor Constantine. When Constantinople was captured by the Muslims and renamed Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia was pressed into service as a Mosque.

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BELOW IS THE MOSQUE BUILT UPON EXTANT RUINS OF THE TEMPLE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE. A TEMPLE FIRST BUILT ABOUT THREE THOUSAND YEARS AGO. NOW THERE IS A MOSQUE AND A STORY…… OF SUPER – MOHAMMAD ZOOMING TO HEAVAN FROM THE TEMPLE MOUNT!

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