Defending the virtues of liberty, free markets, and civilization... plus some commentary on the passing scene.

Freedom's Fidelity

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Last Thing For Today Emotionally, I am exhausted, I've spent the day reading so many wonderful thoughts and tributes (see below) but also re-living the awful slaughter that took place two years ago. I've shed a lot of tears today for those lost, tears of frustration, anger and sadness and all at the same time. Freedom is threatened, and I plan on doing all I can to fight that threat via this web site.

Here is a wonderful 9/11 memorial, be patient it takes a few minutes to load but it is well worth it.

Also here is a poem by W.H. Auden it was written in the 50's, but just as easily could have been inspired by 9/11:

Though mild clear weather
Smile again on the shire of your esteem
And its colors come back, the storm has changed you: You will not forget, ever,
The darkness blotting out hope, the gale Prophesying your downfall.

You must live with your knowledge.
Way back, beyond, outside of you are others,
In moonless absences you never heard of, Who have certainly heard of you,
Beings of unknown number and gender: And they do not like you.

What have you done to them?
Nothing? Nothing is not an answer:
You will come to believe how can you help it? That you did, you did do something;
You will find yourself wishing you could make them laugh, You will long for their friendship.

There will be no peace.
Fight back, then, with such courage as you have
And every unchivalrous dodge you know of, Clear in your conscience on this:
Their cause, if they had one, is nothing to them now; They hate for hate's sake.

Good Night.


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