Thursday, September 11, 2008


How could we think that the lives lost on 9/11...

... would be made right with American soldiers' lives?
"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind...War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today."
John F. Kennedy

"There was never a good war or a bad peace."
Benjamin Franklin

"One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means"
Dr. Martin Luther King

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

" may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one, I hope someday you'll join us and the world will live as one."
John Lennon

Just thinking today.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your thoughtful, and insightful contribution to this anniversary. I wish they could hear.

Blanc Debris said...

• 2001 - 2,974 people died in the attacks, September 11.
• 2006 - 3,100 Californians died because of lack of health insurance.
• According to the Institute of Medicine, "lack of health insurance causes roughly 18,000 unnecessary deaths every year in the United States. -
• Uninsured women are less likely to be diagnosed with early breast cancer than women who are privately insured. This disparity was greatest among white women, where almost 50 percent of those with private insurance were diagnosed with early-stage cancer, compared with fewer than 35 percent of uninsured white women. - U.S. News & World Report

Perhaps we should re-evaluate the usage of the phrase "terrorist attacks"

BlessUrHeart said...

Good points from Mr. or Mrs. "White Trash" - thank you. There are many tragedies we face, mostly because they've been ignored, not because a group of tiny-brained extremists decided to kill people.

But innocent victims, absolutely the same, dying for no reason.

Lola said...

You know blanc debris, your right. I find it so maddening that some people are so outspoken about the "sanctity of life" when it comes to abortion but who then turn around and take actions or promote policies and laws against life. They're only pro-life as long as you don't ask those with excess to pay a little extra in taxes to prolong life for those less fortunate. And so long as it doesn't cut into corporate profits.

A lot of people seem to think George Bush has kept us safe from terrorists these last 7 years. Though they might be able to say he kept us safe from foreign terrorists (and that's doubtful), they certainly can't say he kept us safe. In fact, he's worked against our safety every step of the way- in favor of corporations and their profits, no less.