September 10, 2001: “Make no mistake, it’s not revenge he’s after. It’s a reckonin’.”


Please read all of this essay by Gerard van der Leun.

I wish I shared his optimism.

The West is terminal.

Never forget this:

As satisfying as has been the deaths of countless Muslim barbarians since 9/11, the blood and treasure of this country is still being spent, in both Afghanistan and Iraq, to establish sharia.

Doubters can read Article 2 of the American-drafted constitutions for each pesthole.

OBL and his chaps ran the most successful asymmetric attacks in the history of our species.

Period.

Keep your minds focused on reality as we go forward.

Things are going to get worse.

Stay alive.

15 responses to “September 10, 2001: “Make no mistake, it’s not revenge he’s after. It’s a reckonin’.”

  1. “the blood and treasure of this country is still being spent, in both Afghanistan and Iraq, to establish sharia.

    Doubters can read Article 2 of the American-drafted constitutions for each pesthole.”

    Yep. Brilliant work by the GWB admin.

  2. I wrote the following the LAST time I read this piece…

    I remember EXACTLY where I was on 9/10: I flew out of Dulles airport, headed to Chicago.

    I’ll never forget watching the first tower fall, then looking out the glass atrium I was standing in, nearly straight-up at the height of the sears-tower, while the news was talking about an unknown number of other hijacked flights.

    I’ll also never forget that night – sitting in a big hotel conference-room watching the talking-heads and the endless replays of horrific images – as the overwhelming feeling of DREAD settled deep into my black little heart until I just couldn’t stand it any more.

    I’ll never forget the look of… what? Disgust, I think – perhaps pity? It’s hard to describe – but I’ll never forget the look on the CEO of my company’s face when I said “*Well, life as we’ve known it in America is DEAD, now — we won’t recognize this country ten years from now…*”

    He looked at me with this look on his face that made it clear that he thought I was stupid – or crazy maybe?
    I guess it was the same sort of look that someone quite comfortable with their head in the sand would have been given to the guy who announced the fact that the great-depression was on its way on “Black Friday” in 1929, or some other similar, unpleasant pronouncement.

    It was as if I’d ripped a loud and smelly fart – mixed with a small dash of pity for the pain that must have accompanied it, and a larger desire to get away from its source (me) in case it was contagious…

    But I KNEW – in that one, horrible moment, I KNEW – what was coming, as inexorable as the sunrise or the tide…

    God help us…

    At this moment, all I can see in my head is that picture of the dirty, barefoot, stone-age tribesman in his cave, saying “… and THEN the TSA cups their balls, like THIS…”

    What our DOMESTIC enemies have done to us enrages me FAR, FAR more than the acts of the foreign ones.

    That I cannot get on a G-d-damned AIRPLANE without submitting to a sexual assault, EVEN THOUGH THE WORTHLESS BASTARDS HAVEN’T STOPPED A SINGLE BAD-GUY – NOT A SINGLE FRIGGING ONE , in TEN FRIGGING YEARS – makes me see frigging RED!

    And that the pussies who SURROUND me have put into power a worthless turd who proclaims ME — !!*ME*!! — a “terrorist” BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN OUR FOUNDERS’ REPUBLIC AND QUOTE THEM TO EXPLAIN WHY?

    It makes me long for the sort of PURGE that THEIR fellow-travellers are famous for! It makes me want to see them swinging from lamp-posts, feet kicking out the last futile gasps of their verminous existence. It makes me want to see them squirm like the filthy insects they really are, after catching a blast from the RAID can.

    And it makes me SICK to think that I am capable of such thoughts.

    Don’t get me wrong – I hate the musloid pestilence too, but THAT hate is the sort I’d feel for a rabid animal who’d threatened my family. I’d gladly kill it – but I wouldn’t feel GOOD about it, it would just be and unpleasant DUTY. Part of being a MAN.

    No – the DOMESTIC enemies are an especially vile sort – a virulent cancer eating away at everything good, sucking the very LIFE out of the greatest nation ever blessed to inhabit G-d’s Earth – and doing it DELIBERATELY! – WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT! They’ve reduced the greatest people in the world to shuffling cattle, chewing their cud as they docilely wait their turn in the squeeze-chute.

    “…And THEN the TSA cups their balls, like THIS…”

    I’ve just decided that I’ll be spending Sunday at the range…

  3. “As satisfying as has been the deaths of countless Muslim barbarians since 9/11,”

    That statement, by itself, is just senseless drivel, and drivel that I hear all too often. Being emotionally -and superficially- “satisfied” by these meaningless deaths while ignoring the end state, that we are being used and exploited to achieve the ends we claim to fight, is why Americans are so easy to herd and influence. “Yeah!!! Kill dem muslims, pass the beer and remote”…

    Why are the deaths of “countless Muslim barbarians”, many (most) of whom had nothing at all to do with 9-11, “satisfying”?

    What has been gained by these deaths? Who has benefited?

    What?

    Who?

    I mean it! Answer?

    I’m bloody serious, and if a cogent answer to these questions cannot be produced, claiming that those deaths are “satisfying” is a statement made in utter ignorance. Nothing is “satisfying” on any plane deeper than that of “American Idol”, if it does not better our nation, our tribe, our people. Killing someone just because he hates our nation is rather stupid. This stupidity is compounded/highlighted by those whose hatred was sparked or fanned into flame by our invasion of their country. How satisfying is killing those “barbarians”?

    How satisfying is it that more Americans have died in these actions than died on the day that gave a superficial pretext for them? Yeah. Satisfying indeed.

    Looky, we’re winning. We’re afraid to be seen as “unfair” and “discriminatory” by scrutinizing muslims, but we’ll strip eighty year old women. We would rather kill thousands of our youth -who we’ll need soon as a matter of national survival- than take the un-PC steps of profiling or controlling muslim/other immigration/travel into and out of our country. Our troops are being sacrificed on an altar, the altar of Political Correctness and multiculturalism.

    We say the US is not far behind Europe as far as the destruction of our society in favor or multiculturalism goes. I disagree. We are decades ahead. We’re killing our children to prove it.

    Which of you would not fight ANY army that set foot on American soil?

    Congrats. You’re now a potential “barbarian”. Or “insurgent”, “terrorist”, or “domestic extremist”, etc.

    The answer to “fighting terrorism” does not lie in killing “countless” people- of any religion- across the world. It lies, at least in part, in many things we are unwilling to do as a society, such as profiling, and discriminating (properly meaning to judge) based on religion and ethnicity. Not in the dwarf Napolitano’s power trip, and not in foreign wars which are wholly counterproductive both to our security, our liberty, and our national well-being. Not in strip searching toddlers or grandmothers either.

    I mean, really, listen. Rephrase the above quote. Imagine you are a “muslim barbarian”, reflecting on the past decade.

    “As satisfying as has been the deaths of countless Western infidels since 9/11,”

    Our nation’s killing its enemies does not bother me. Extreme measures are not an issue for me. Racial profiling and denying entry or scrutinizing muslims does not bother me. I’m not going soft here. What is an issue to me is the self-righteous “They’re evil, we’re good”, “they hate us for our freedoms” G.W. Bush mentality. It is overly (and dishonestly) simplistic, not reality-based, and can lead to nothing more than a denial of the real issues here.

    We are no different than the people we are fighting, as illustrated by our actions and the quote from the linked article. We just try to enforce our will, our nearly religious zeal for “spreading democracy” -our own special brand of tyranny- on others, the “barbarians” or “infidels” across the world with much more expensive and high-tech means.

    How “satisfying” is the killing of “muslim infidels” if the end result is not victory, but sharia? Have we not learned the lessons of Vietnam? Kill as many enemies as you like, and you can still lose.

    Have we not learned the lessons of history at all?

    My god, but Americans can be stupid.

    What I will “remember” on this September 11th is not some emotionally-charged rallying cry for the projection of American military force, not some inner yearning for some shallow “reskoning”, but the innocent people who have died -American, Afgan, Iraqi, or otherwise- as a result of our “fight primitive terror with high-tech reactionist terror” campaigns.

    Someone is profiting and benefiting from all this, but it sure as hell isn’t you and me, American citizens. It sure as hell isn’t our counterparts across the world who were born in the wrong nation. It isn’t our soldiers, or their mourning families.

    And it sure as hell is not the cause of liberty or limited government.

    You go ahead and be “satisfied” with these deaths. I am not. I can not be.

    This quote from the article rings true:

    “From what little I know of history, what little I know of our enemies, I know in the marrow of my bones that there will come a terrible day in which that final judgment will be rendered and that final act shall be done. And as it was on the day after September 10, I remain relentlessly for this reckoning; a reckoning that is still to come, but like September 11 itself, certain to arrive.”

    To think that America will be the dispenser of such “judgment” is naive and foolish. There will be a reckoning, but I do not believe America will be sitting on the throne at the time of its arrival. Assuming this will naturally be the case is stereotypical American arrogance.

    There is an enemy facing our nation. Several enemies, in fact.

    Muslim “barbarians”, scraping a living out of the rocks in A-Stan, are not even in the top ten. Neither are the corrupt and bought Iraqi officials, walking a line between their own country’s good, satisfying Americans, and having their families killed by those who see them as Vichy collaborators.

    The traitors selling our children into slavery to finance these non-essential wars are part of the enemy. The politicians who would institute sharia law here and abroad are much higher up the list. The international “capitalists” or “bankers” (for lack of a better term) financing and profiting from the killing are way, way higher.

    When all is said and done, America is doing an excellent job promoting international Marxism. We call it “democracy”, but it’s a far cry from the Greek standard, or from Cicero’s ideals.

    Remember…Cicero’s ideals and work towards freedom led to totalitarianism under the Caesars a century later.

    We are right on track, I think.

    $.02

    AP

    • Well said, AP. You love your country more than most could ever hope. And as a result, your sadness must be great. It’s like walking down the street and seeing the sweet, innocent girl you knew and loved in grade school, turned into a streetwalking meth whore, 20 years later. The anguish is proportionate to the lost innocence and utterly unfulfilled potential. What could have been.

  4. Amen, AP!
    “Someone is profiting and benefiting from all this, but it sure as hell isn’t you and me, American citizens. It sure as hell isn’t our counterparts across the world who were born in the wrong nation. It isn’t our soldiers, or their mourning families.
    And it sure as hell is not the cause of liberty or limited government.
    You go ahead and be “satisfied” with these deaths. I am not. I can not be.”

  5. Spot on, AP.

    I’m reminded of a vid I saw once where they were interviewing a man whose daughter had been “collateral damage” in a strike apparently aimed at a “bad guy.” Our .mil was there to pay the usual & customary “blood-money.”

    They asked the Father if there was anything else they could do to “make it right.” His response was chilling:

    Bring me the heads of 100 American Soldiers!

    Now multiply that by the thousands we’ve killed, each of whom has a whole extended family who has learned to hate us with an all-consuming passion we can barely imagine.

    As for “spreading Democracy” that will NEVER happen! Given the chance, every one of them would vote to implement a musloid theocracy ala iran. We’ll NEVER allow that to happen if we have a chance at stopping it!

  6. The bold quote in the post above is from me.

    The comments above are both thoughtful and accurate.

    And yet….and yet….there is the fact that Islam is utterly antithetical to Western values, and it is expansionist.

    dar al-Harb.

    dar al-Islam.

    One.

    Or the other.

    Richard Fernandez discussed the coming extermination war back in 2003.

    That essay is worth a read on this date.

    There’s only one thing worse than winning an extermination war.

    Pity the West has not the courage to achieve that second-worst of all outcomes.

    Teach your children well.

    • I get you, CA, and I think you know where I am coming from.

      I would not mind if every enemy of our nation is killed. Those are hard things. Easy to say, but hard.

      What is harder, for our upside down society today, is to do the things that are necessary to really and truly protect us. Not this stupid DHS garbage, but real security, real steps to secure our nation. This might involve hurting feelings and punishing some domestic enemies.

      I don’t fear islam, or hate its adherents. I fear, and hate, those among us who make it possible, even easier, for islam to even scratch our nation.

      We could solve this. We won’t though. We’ll perpetuate it, and the blood and gore spilled out of our children will continue to lubricate the treads of this infernal machine in perpetuity.

      AP

  7. “And yet….and yet….there is the fact that Islam is utterly antithetical to Western values, and it is expansionist.”

    CA,

    The Mahomettan cult is expansionist. But it can only expand into an area where there is already an intellectual, cultural, and moral void.

    If that void is exists, only all the nukes in the world can stop the spread of Mahomettanism. As well as all life on earth. We may get both.

    I’m seeing precious few people who still have Western values. They stopped having kids, because they don’t have any convictions they believe in enough to pass them on. The prevailing culture, at any rate, makes it very difficult to have children: women insist on working at the same jobs as men. 6 guys and girls shacking up in a house drives up prices, because they can get more rent out of the 6 incomes. The birth rate in Europe does not exceed the death rate. If it weren’t for the immigrants here, it would be the same. Latinas have 40% more babies than American women. It’s cultural suicide. And I have to admit, that while I am sad because of what was forsaken by this sick culture, a part of me says, “Good riddance.”

    • The Mahomettan cult is expansionist. But it can only expand into an area where there is already an intellectual, cultural, and moral void.

      Was North Africa beset by an intellectual, cultural, and moral void? Was India? Indonesia? The Caucasus? Anatolia? Greece? Eastern Europe?

      Latinas have 40% more babies than American women. It’s cultural suicide.

      Yet birth rates among the genuinely religious are at replacement levels, and then some. But even if the native population were growing apace, that does not address the myriad negative aspects of enormous populations. There are nearly 7 billion people on this planet, with some 330 million in this country. Rather than getting into a baby-making competition with the Latinos (the “victory” conditions of which, like diversity, are never specified), the correct response is to seal the border and deport most of the Latinos already here, so that our children don’t have to live like sardines in a goddamn can (and, as a bonus, they won’t be physically preyed upon quite so much).

      But of course, that’s ascendant fascism to the oh-so moral anarchist, who wishes to force all to compete for their very survival with all the disparate peoples of the world.

      And I have to admit, that while I am sad because of what was forsaken by this sick culture, a part of me says, “Good riddance.”

      Color me shocked. A shame you don’t realize that, if this culture is destroyed rather than rehabilitated, it’s “good riddance” for you and yours as well. Not exactly a fan of radical individualism, those Latinos.

      • If I were pressed, I would say that in fact, North Africa, which had enjoyed hundreds of years of Moloch-worship and worship of clay figurines, was, in fact, a moral wasteland, despite the fleeting ingress of Christianity.

        Hinduism? Not exactly a bastion of respect for individual human dignity and equality. Never has been, never will be. Greece and Eastern Europe proper (besides the Balkans, and that only partially) still have a healthy dose of Orthodoxy to them. They haven’t yet wholly capitulated.

        If you yourself, as an individual, think you have the right to put another human being in handcuffs and send him back to another country, I would ask why you don’t try it? If, on the other hand, having a 51% majority magically makes it acceptable for you to do so, then apparently, you’re still wrong. Because currently, you don’t seem to have a majority to support you in your endeavors.

        I don’t force anyone to compete for survival. As Julian Simon rightly stated in his book, “The Ultimate Resource,” human beings are the solution to poverty. Or, as you seem to think, with your Malthusian “one static pie” economic theory, high population density causes poverty. The residents of Hong Kong beg to differ.

        “Color me shocked. A shame you don’t realize that, if this culture is destroyed rather than rehabilitated, it’s “good riddance” for you and yours as well. Not exactly a fan of radical individualism, those Latinos.”

        I’m a tired man, Witchwood. The goad has been kicked long and hard. I’m afraid I don’t have the strength to swim out into the tsunami again to try convince those playing in it that they might want to reconsider their priorities. Their only response seems to be braying like jackasses. And perhaps, like the jackasses they are, they should perish in the wave.

        Augustine took care of documenting my sentiments about 1600 years ago, in his work “City of God,” which treated of the Fall of Rome.

      • If you yourself, as an individual, think you have the right to put another human being in handcuffs and send him back to another country, I would ask why you don’t try it?

        For the same reason every person who contributes to this website, including you, doesn’t rise up in rebellion right this second. You must be seriously annoyed with me to make such an asinine statement.

        If, on the other hand, having a 51% majority magically makes it acceptable for you to do so, then apparently, you’re still wrong. Because currently, you don’t seem to have a majority to support you in your endeavors.

        Acceptable? No nation can survive if it cannot control who comes in and in what numbers. This has been a truism since the dawn of civilization. The notion that morality comes into it at all is evidence of either a backward pseudo-morality or an argument made in bad faith.

        The vast majority of Americans are for sealing the border. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was passed without broad American consent by the unaccountable elites in DC. The end result is a nation dotted with little ethnic colonies, loyal first and foremost to their respective motherlands. These represent a demonstrable loss of liberty for the majority and, in time, the endangerment of that majority.

        The residents of Hong Kong beg to differ.

        Hong Kong is ethnically homogenous. They also practice immigration restriction to keep it that way. They understand, as the Chinese, Japanese, and virtually all of the non-Western world do, that diversity begets conflict. Endless conflict. None of the rest of the world is interested in your little parlor game of radically autonomous individualism.

        Their only response seems to be braying like jackasses. And perhaps, like the jackasses they are, they should perish in the wave.

        Ah, good to see that that particular door swings both ways. 🙂 Of course, it is you in the wave. You preach loudly for others to join you, and portray those who will not as being without virtue. You wave the Bible in a pathetic attempt to shore up your argument, yet mainstream Christianity has never accepted the notion of open borders. You are an amoral radical, a heretic, and the realization of your ideals would result in the immediate destruction of this country. Tired or no, continue to peddle your nonsense here, and I will continue to call you out. Till next time.

  8. DD and AP, thank you for your words.

    Our most formidable adversary long ago embedded its cunning and soulless minions in our country’s innermost chambers of political influence, having crafted the most intricately-webbed system of monetary abuse and economic theft in modern history with its concomitant power to hawk usurious debt, impoverish entire countries, orchestrate tribal conflict, and engineer constant warfare. One cannot even openly identify this enemy without violating a tangled plethora of thought crime edicts.

    My anger runs red hot to the core, but is usually bearable. My utter grief over the loss of what was once fair and good – or maybe what once seemed so but is now revealed never to have been – is at times unbearable.

  9. “For the same reason every person who contributes to this website, including you, doesn’t rise up in rebellion right this second. You must be seriously annoyed with me to make such an asinine statement.”

    I’m not seriously annoyed with you, but I am curious to know whether you think it would be morally acceptable for you to perform that act (handcuffing and deportation) as an individual, using your individual discretion, or whether you think you need a numeric majority to make it moral.

    “No nation can survive if it cannot control who comes in and in what numbers.”

    The nation let millions upon millions of people come in between the late 1800s and about 1920. Almost completely unchecked. Do you think it destroyed or came close to destroying the nation? The real per capita GDP was increasing at a rate of 11% during that time frame.

    “The end result is a nation dotted with little ethnic colonies, loyal first and foremost to their respective motherlands. These represent a demonstrable loss of liberty for the majority and, in time, the endangerment of that majority.”

    There are an awful lot of KKK cartoons from the 1880s to the early 1900s espousing that idea. But after two or three generations, those colonies are nearly completely assimilated. Happened then, it’s happening now, although you can’t see it while you’re submerged in them.

    “Hong Kong is ethnically homogenous. They also practice immigration restriction to keep it that way. They understand, as the Chinese, Japanese, and virtually all of the non-Western world do, that diversity begets conflict. Endless conflict.”

    I’ll be the last person you’ll catch saying “Diversity equals strength.” It is, in fact, what makes us the same that unites us, by the very definition of the word “unity.” “Oneness.” I am not a fan of particular foreign cultures, Witchwood. It’s bad enough having to deal with the degraded American culture, let alone the cultures that are the source of over 80% of the violent crime in the land. But until they’ve committed a crime (for which they should be summarily executed or made to pay restitution, depending on the nature of the crime and the circumstances, same as anyone else) I don’t have the right, as an individual, to force them to move back to a different place. You don’t either, whether you recognize it or not.

    “You wave the Bible in a pathetic attempt to shore up your argument, yet mainstream Christianity has never accepted the notion of open borders.”

    Seems that “Mainstream Christianity” hasn’t even accepted the explicit teaching of Christ concerning divorce. I don’t much care what “Mainstream Christianity” embraces. I do know that Jesus never did much talking on the subject, but didn’t tend toward physically forcing anyone to do anything. (Unless, of course, the nice, native people were trespassing in His Father’s house.)

    “Call me out” any time, Witchwood. I don’t mind.