Random Thoughts September 10 2012

Why September 11 should not be memorialized

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?

The Trail of Tears is a name given to the forced relocation and movement of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory (eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma). The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease and starvation en route to their destinations. Many died, including 4,000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokee.

4,000 people died during the trail of tears, where their memorial day?

Only 2,996 people died during the September 11th attacks, as compared to the 4,000 during 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 shooting? We should never forget how the US military opened fire on unarmed citizens.

The Kent State shootings—also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre —occurred at Kent State University in the U.S. city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.

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.

When are we going to get a memorial for March 27?


The Goliad Massacre, set in the town of Goliad on March 27, 1836, was an execution of Republic of Texas soldier-prisoners and their commander, James Fannin, by the Mexican Army. The massacre was reluctantly carried out by General Jose de Urrea under orders of the President of Mexico, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.

342 people lost their lives. They were lined up and executed by the Mexican army.

Youtube Haters

Why is it that people look for the slightest thing that someone does wrong, and then harp on that wrong doing?

Its just another day of blocking youtube trolls.

Getting my energy back

After close fighting fatigue for 2 years, I am finally getting some of my energy back.

My wife and I walked for 30 minutes today, and I feel like I can walk for another hour.