Today marks nineteen years to the day when everything changed; 9/11. I won’t get into my beliefs as to what occurred on our soil that day. I will not bore with details as to where I was that morning. It doesn’t change a thing, and more often than not, leads to contentious arguments with my inner circle. Right now, the world is gripped by uncertainty. An election is some fifty days away, and some states continue to suffocate their citizens with mandated lockdowns with no end in sight. Free advice; buy a gun. Seriously, buy two.
The one thing I will say, however, is that by looking back at an earth-shattering event like September 11th years after its occurrence helps track the individuals who benefited that morning. By the time you reach middle age, the lens you cast over the happenings in the world; no matter how dire a situation appears, there’s always a profiteer. Instead of automating your reaction by looking to media outlets for how to behave after a tragic occurrence, detach, and ask yourself, “who benefits?”
September 11th happened. Soon afterward, The Patriot Act was enacted on the pretense of protecting Americans from foreign and domestic threats. Who benefited? Big Government. Iraq was invaded by our military on the fictitious notion of disarming their nuclear program. Who benefited? Big Oil [American Big Oil, to be exact]. Iran is continually painted as a threat in the Middle East and ostracized by the West. As a result, who benefits? Think about it.
I won’t sit at my keyboard and type what I believe to be right or wrong. I don’t have the answers. I’m not smart enough, and I don’t operate from a nefarious axiom like so many in power do. What I do know; when major events like 9/11, the Coronavirus, or JFK’s assassination occur, ask yourself one question; who benefits?
Reset. November is around the corner. Two candidates are about to take the gloves off and go for one another’s throats on a quest for a seat in the Oval Office. You will hear left vs right rhetoric. You will witness our streets ablaze with the new Black Lives Matter campaign. Citizens will pit themselves against other citizens. And as this transpires, and uncertainty engulfs the lives of countless Americans, two reactions on your part are paramount; arm yourselves, and ask, “who benefits?”
This world has two types of people; there are victims, and there are survivors. Which category you find yourself in depends on how prepared you are as a sovereign citizen of the United States of America. I’ve lived in different countries. I have seen the world, and yes, at the moment our nation has its shortcomings. But being an American is about three things; respect the freedoms of your fellow American, protect our nation from all enemies, foreign or domestic [yes, even Big Government], and exercise your civil liberties that millions of other human beings would die trying to attain.
May we each take one minute today to think and pray for the thousands of Americans who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001.
We honor your memories.
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