A ritual that’s worn out…

So, today was the annual donning of the sackcloth and ashes…

…and you all know what I am talking about, too. Seriously, this whole “remembering 9-11” thing has gotten to be a joke, and not a funny one. Every single damn year, it’s “where were you and how did it make you feel.” I realize that might not be politically correct to say, or to point out that we have indeed forgotten the most important thing — that there are people out there who want to kill us just because we don’t worship the way they do — but that doesn’t make it any less true. I was damn glad to be away from the TV and radio most of the day, but I eventually got to the radio…and it was just more of the same damn thing that we’ve been hearing every single September 11.

I don’t mean to dishonor the memories of those who died on 9-11, but I think we would better honor their memories by doing what they can’t do anymore — go on living and being the infidels the radical Muslims perceive us to be — as opposed to all this navel-gazing. Eat more bacon. Drink more beer. Do the nasty with your significant other. Doesn’t all that sound more fun, anyway?

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10 Responses to “A ritual that’s worn out…”

  1. mattexian Says:

    I know how ya feel, I’m burned out by it too, but then again, I was really burned out last year, since it was the special ending-in-a-zero anniversary, with a hundred-and-one TV specials about it. By the way, is that your Genuine, Official, Limited Edition, Red-White-and-Blue Ashes and Sackcloth set from last year?

    • southtexaspistolero Says:

      By the way, is that your Genuine, Official, Limited Edition, Red-White-and-Blue Ashes and Sackcloth set from last year?

      ROTFLMAO. EXCELLENT!

  2. mattexian Says:

    Kinda hard to “never forget: when they won’t let us; I think a better way would be the way the Jews do it, with “Never Again”, but that would require us as a country to do something more drastic than buying commemorative plates and painted quarters off the TV.

  3. AeroDillo Says:

    When America was attacked in 1941, we vowed to avenge.
    When America was attacked in 2011, we vowed to remember.

    …which of those has worked out better?

  4. AeroDillo Says:

    Crap. Should have been 2001. But you get the idea.

  5. Albatross Says:

    Eat more bacon. Drink more beer. Do the nasty with your significant other. Doesn’t all that sound more fun, anyway?

    Yes, especially at the same time!

  6. mick Says:

    Hear hear to living well as the best revenge. Well, that in addition to repeatedly killing off the top members of Al Qaeda. Personally I’d love to see the TSA completely restructured as a commemoration. Something that focused on true random screenings as opposed to demonizing >3oz bottles and making the manufacturer of the mm-wave scanners billions of dollars.

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