Sunday, August 12, 2007
It'll be six years since the 9/11 attacks against the United States next month. In that time we've launched a major war at a country that had nothing to do with that day, and have lost important rights at home.
"Habeas Corpus" is gone, and btw they can torture you if the want to now. They just send you to a country where it's legal, and go to work on ya. Mind you I'm no "terrorist lover", or 9/11 "nut job" like most of the left. I'm just a guy freaking out over what's going down.
Anyway I think it's very symbolic that "Ground Zero" the site of the worse attack is still just a hole in the ground. Six years later, and still nothing.
I took a walk over there around noon today. It's profoundly striking. There's nothing there. The wind was blowing dust from the crater it was getting into the eyes of the tourista's. No activity, no work.
I saw a security guard in his little shed,...sleeping. I don't blame him since there was nothing to do, nothing going on. Even the hawkers selling relics had moved on. There used to be loads of them guys selling photo sets of the collaspe, and bit's of the wreckage. Even they were gone.
Ya know they built the Empire State Building in about a year. Same with the Chrysler Building. We, and the Allies defeated the Nazi's, and the Japanese Empire in just four years. If you count from Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki.
The Pentagon then the biggest building on Earth was put up in a year, and a half. However after six years, about 2000 days we have nothing in New York. Not a Memorial, not a new building.
What we do have are very rich powerful interests fighting over the local realestate, and giving us hideous designs for the site. That, and the war, and loss of some our primary rights.
So in a way it's fitting that the World Trade Center ruins or "Hole" has become a symbol of what we are these daze. Btw, they're still finding bones, and body parts in the debris. I pray they will one day rest in peace.
Click on the pix's to enlarge 'em.
(Speaking of the End of the World here's a clip from the best episode of the old "Millenium" series)