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Random Thoughts September 10 2012

It seems that with every passing year the call to make September 11 a national holiday grows louder and louder.

Why does September 11 get so much attention, but yet December 7 has pretty much been forgotten.

How about the Native American villages that were raided by the US army, every man, woman and child were slaughtered. Why don’t we have a memorial day for those massacres?

Why dont we have a memorial day for the trail of tears?

What about the Oklahoma city bombing? That day has just about been forgotten.

How about a memorial day for the people who died in the Kent state shootings? We should never forget how the US military opened fire on unarmed citizens.

What about Waco where dozens of people burned to death? Are the children of Waco and Mount Carmel going to get a national memorial day?

How about a memorial day for Vicki Weaver, who was unarmed, and holding a child, when she was shot by a shot and killed by an FBI sniper.

Why should we memorialize citizens killed by terrorist, but we forget those that have been killed by our own government? Where is the justice in that?

Memorializing 9/11 also promotes hatred towards Muslims and Sikhs. How are we supposed to live in peace, when we have a national hate the Muslim day? The world has enough hate in it. Lets not give anyone a reason to spread more hate.

Being a survivalist in the 1990s

Survivalism, like everything else changes with time. During the Cold War – the 1950s and 1960s – people were worried about nuclear war with Russia. In the 1990s theories were a dime a dozen about how the United Nations was going to invade the USA. In the 2000s we were worried about terrorist attacks, and now in 2010 we are worried about financial collapse.

As I think about the past few decades, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s,,, to me, the 1990s was the best decade for survivalism. While Bill Clinton was president from 1993 to 2001, he probably he did more to promote survivalism / conspiracy theories then anyone else that I can think of, besides maybe Janet Reno and the Waco situation.

1991 we had the Persian Gulf conflict – Desert Shield and Desert Storm. We got to see how well the Russian made tanks held up against the M1 Abrams. We got to see the stealth fighter and bomber. The world saw that the USA can kick some butt and take names later – if there was enough left to even name.

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