The Muslim terrorists who attacked us did not count on it happening, but it was happening in cities and towns, and towns ships and small dots on a map, throughout rural America, from coast to coast, and everywhere else. Yes, it happened!
In the days and weeks and mouths after 9/11, America decided to show our attackers who they attacked. It wasn't only the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, or a hijacked plane that crashed in a field next to a wooded area near Somerset, Pennsylvania, Americans said in a very loud and passionate way, "We Were All Attacked."
From farmhouses and seaside bungalows, from brownstones to ranches and barns, from apartments to cabins, from tough neighborhoods and from plush gated communities, from hotels and resorts to every sort of business and gas station and market; from cars and trucks, Police cars and Firetrucks, Americans said, "We Stand United!"
Yes, it happened! It happened over night, it happened unconsciously, and it spread across the nation as if a strong wind had blown the dust off of it. And yes, it was something that our enemies always underestimate.
It was our sense of unity. For America, it was what the Muslim terrorists awoke on 9/11.
When it started, it wasn't by some sort of expensive federal government program. No, it wasn't. Instead it was started after the planes hit. It was started by folks who wanted to give their support to the victims and the hard work ahead.
Some of them went so far as to say that we should not be using the American flag as we are. In fact they called us cowards by references a passage from one of Samuel Johnson's books that goes, "Patriotism is the last refuge of a coward."
Of course Samuel Johnson was an Englishman and devout Tory during America's Revolutionary War, and he actually supported heavy taxation of the masses. So it doesn't surprise me that such a liberal would say such a dumb thing as that, or that other liberals today would quote him.
But honestly, I don't think most folks cared what most Liberals had to say right after 9/11. In reality, Americans paid them little mind. It was a time when there were simply more concerns than what some liberal jackass had to say.
It might be a blow to their ego as a whole, but Hollywood actors and actresses and their lack of common sense have more or less stopped impressing people a long time ago. Maybe it started with Jane Fonda, but their shitty attitudes and big mouths really hasn't helped their stature at all since 9/11.
Modern Hollywood has given us a lot of nutcases like Micheal Moore who openly hates America. I really believe that 9/11 brought the Anti-American liberals into the public eye. Many practiced their hate speech pretty well, disguising it as debate and banter and discourse. Most talked about appeasement and surrender. And yes, most liberals showed themselves as the devious cowards that they are.
One Hollywood liberal, Richard Gere actually had the gall to tell an audience of 9/11 survivors that we should have understanding and tolerance for the Muslim terrorists who attacked us. Imagine that!
Yes, it really happened. In October of 2001, just a little over a month after 9/11, at a Concert in New York City to raise money for the victims of 9/11. Richard Gere was one of the celebrities lined up to sing or say something to the crowd.
When he came out, the crowd applauded until he said, "The horrendous energy that we're all feeling, and the possibility of turning it into more violence, and revenge, we can stop that. We can take that energy and turn it into something else. We can turn it into compassion, and to love, and to understanding ..."
The crowd went nuts and started booing and jeering his pacifist stance, but this only made Gere say, "I know that sentiment isn't popular right now, but that's okay." And yes, he was booed off stage.
I'm sure that the crowd there that night remembers it well. There were over 20,000 people there that night, most of who had just had their friends and family, their mom's and dad's, their son's and daughters, and yes they also lost children.
All were murdered in a horrible attack by Muslims who put no value on their lives. The taking of human life meant nothing to those killers, and here was liberal richard Gere from Hollywood telling a crowd of survivors to lay down, wave a white flag, and be more understanding.
Most of us didn't feel that it was right for liberals to make excuses for those behind 9/11. I still have not forgiven the Left for trying to break the morale of the American people during our time of need.
And yes, wheather it's in Iraq or Afghanistan, in Malaysia or the Philippines, in England or France, or right here in Chicago or San Francisco, Muslim extremist and their liberal sympathizers should be considered threats to our nation.
We Will Never Forget!