September 20, 2001
beloved USA is at war. Tragedy has already touched the lives of
many: the victims and their families, as well as those who risked
(as well as lost) their lives in recovery efforts. Others face
economic impact. Most of us are united in our grief and sorrow.
Anybody who's recently tried to buy a US flag in a
local store or on the internet realizes how united we feel as
We are in shock. We are angry. We feel helpless.
Our lives have changed...
Personally, I have a myriad of feelings regarding
the situation. I wonder why people got displaced in the creation of
Israel. I wonder why each supportive nation didn't "donate" land,
much like Indian Reservations are carved out across the US today. I
wonder why we can't do that now...
I am appalled by the thought of "Holy Wars," but
also realize much of the world does not separate religion from
State. I wonder how violence can end violence, and I am frightened.
I empathize not only with "our" losses, but with the losses "the
enemy" as well as our allies have endured over time.
Regardless, it's come to this now. And, first and
foremost, I am an American (one of those who can't find a nice, big
fat flag to fly on my lawn). My readers know I support our
President. In fact, I can't think of anybody else's hands I'd rather
be in now.
That's my two cents.
I created this board in response to readers who
have been sending me their views. Please feel free to post them
But please don't blast the US; that won't fly
May God bless us all.