You will be reminded today that on 9/11 2001 Terrorist A-Holes drove airplanes full of innocent people into buildings full of innocent people, killing over 3000.
These 19 Rich, Well Educated, Islamist Radicals who grew up with all the benefits of what we consider the middle and upper classes in their respective countries decided that they would make a point by striking at the symbolic heart of American economic prosperity and military prowess.
This reminder is appropriate and should serve to illustrate the stark, fundamental differences between those who strive to support equal rights for every individual versus those who wish to subject others to an oppressive mindset designed by elitists to secure their positions of power and create permanent class structures.
We may find ourselves feeling somewhat impotent when it comes to 9/11. You will, at some point, somewhere in the back of your mind ask yourself what can I do that really matters today in recognition of this horrible attack on economic freedom and liberty?
I have for the last 16 years had a simple way to say FU to those who would attack us this way. I look for one thing I do not need, and I buy it. It’s purposely gratuitous.
It doesn’t have to be expensive… it simply has to be unneeded. It’s my small, perfect way of supporting the free economy these a-holes wish to destroy. It’s American.
So, just once a year in the honor of those who died due to a very twisted ideology framed around the oppression of mankind I go out and spend… Sometimes a lot, sometimes a little… but never on something I need.
I hope all of you will find a small, affordable, easy, way to recognize this day.
Cheers to Freedom and Liberty. Cheers to knowing what those words really mean. And Cheers to knowing who those are that wish to deny you those Natural Rights.
September 11th, 2017 at 9:23 pm
I really like this idea Mike, the perfect punch in the nose to the A Hats who died in vane trying to bring done this country.
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September 11th, 2016 at 8:26 am
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September 11th, 2014 at 5:07 pm
Good one, Mike. Very well said. I remember in the early years, President Bush would tell us to go to the mall, spend some money, engage in some commerce. It makes a lot of sense.
September 11th, 2013 at 3:56 pm
I get something pierced….
September 11th, 2013 at 3:58 pm
I Like it!