Yes, remember those who died. But you should always remember those that died. Death is unanimous and it is through memory that we all live eternal. But a car crash is no less painful than a building crash. Whether at the hands of misguided souls drunk on booze or ideaology, lives end prematurely every day.
Innocent death resulting from war is simply a part of the violent, natural order of things. If there is too much tension, a system tries to relieve it. Volcanoes, tectonic plates shifting to cause earthquakes, droughts & resulting famines… and human cruelty/oppression & revolt. It is as how it has always been.
In the modern world, it is hard to make differentiation between war and terrorism. If we are to claim that 9/11 deaths are the result of Terrorism, how can we not accept the same title for the innocent deaths at our hands in the vague â€œwarâ€ that followed.
That doesnâ€™t mean we should not remember this day. We should meditate on the tragedy and remember those lost. But don’t get bogged down in the official story vs. conspiracy theory. The most important thing that should never forget is what Martin Luthor King spoke long ago. That, â€œHate cannot drive out darkness, only Love can do that.â€
p.s. a couple quotes that are rattling in my head today:
“It’s not a matter of whether the war is not real, or if it is, Victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia but to keep the very structure of society intact.”
“The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.”
-Hunter S. Thompson