Today is the seventh anniversary of the day that 300 Million Americans were responsible for the deaths of 3,000 Americans. At this point you’re either right there with me or are assuming that I’m insane. Either way, I hope you’ll stick around a little longer to see what I have to say. It just might change the way you think.
Despite (widely accepted) propaganda to the contrary, Islamic terrorists do not ‘hate America’ because we’re a free, Democratic society. Leaving aside the lack of Democracy within the United States, this doesn’t explain why there has not been a major terrorist attack in Japan lately. There are many, many countries that are more ‘free’ than the United States. Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland and Australia all rank higher on The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom (and their tagline is “Leadership For America”, so they just might be bumping the U.S. numbers a bit). We’re essentially tied with New Zealand and Canada on that list, but they haven’t been targeted.
Nor do they hate the United States because we’re a ‘Christian nation’. Ignoring the fact that only roughly 80% of Americans self-identify as Christian, Lebanon is a whole lot closer to them and is not only 40% Christian, but is required by law to have a Christian president. For that matter, why aren’t they bombing Mexico on a regular basis? Mexico has one of the largest Christian populations in the world (95% at last count) and democratic elections.
Why, then are the terrorists targeting Americans and the United States? Well, if you take a few minutes to listen to or read some of their propaganda you’ll see that they’re very straightforward about why. They want us to get out of their territory! The United States currently has military personnel deployed in 151 nations around the globe. They only recognize 194 nations, so that means that the United States has a military presence in more than75% of the world! Strange, I thought the purpose of the U.S. military was to defend the United States.
If you’re still reading this (and you weren’t cheering for me from the beginning) then you’re probably wondering how all of this makes you and 299,999,999 other Americans responsible for the tragic deaths on 9/11. Well, that’s simple really. The imperialistic power-mongers that have run this country for your entire lifetime were put there by you and your fellow Americans. You either voted them in, supported them, or didn’t do nearly enough to keep them from wielding all of that power. The United States was supposed to have “government of the people, by the people, for the people“. if you believe that is true, then Americans are responsible for everything the United States government does and you need to take some personal responsibility for the repercussions of that government’s actions.
I agree wholeheartedly that the events of September 11, 2001 were a tragedy. I also, however, take on my fair share of responsibility. I could have done more to avoid such a disaster. And I’m trying to do more now. If you’re asking yourself what you can do then congratulations! You’ve already taken the first step. The next step is even easier – start listening to Free Talk Live. They’re a liberty oriented radio show/podcast with two hosts dedicated to living their lives as freely as possible. Then, if you’re really serious about achieving liberty in our lifetime, move to New Hampshire where thousands of freedom lovers are gathering to use the strength of numbers to fight the next American revolution. Don’t worry. It’s going to be a peaceful one this time…