December 7th, 1941 - Japan attacks the United States.
(That's 66 years ago today if you're not paying attention.)
2,350 people died in that attack, only 68 civilians in that toll. There were an additional 1,178 injured. Meanwhile in Europe the Third Reich is reigning holy terror on all of Europe.
September 11th, 2001 - Terrorists attack the United States.
2,974 people died in that attack, only 2,974 civilians in THAT toll.
December 8th, 1941 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivers his "a day that will live in infamy speech" (click to listen to it). Listen to the congressional responses to FDR's speech! The entire United States mobilizes and sacrifices (real, honest sacrifice for the common good) in a united effort to say "No...you will not do this to us, nor will you do this to our friends (Europe and Asia). We will stand together, we will sacrifice together and we will die together to be sure you not only understand what this means to us, but so that you will not be ABLE to do this to us or to our friends!"
The entire country knew something had to be done...and was resolved to do it...and to finish it!
September 20th, 2001 (Yes...NINE DAYS AFTER the attack) George Bush addresses the American People and Congress. Just listen to the difference in the speech...and recall the difference in the responses. The naysayers started their bashing, negative, whimpering bickering almost immediately! I remember that first week after 911, hearing and seeing all the sudden patriotism across all political and religious boundaries...remember seeing the US Flag everywhere? I remember thinking...how soon will these tears dry on the collective cheek of this selfish, immature, money hungry nation and we'll be right back headed down the toilet again...
Most people were angry, many wanted to do something, some even resolved to DO something about it. But...how many questioned...and continued to vocally fight against to the right thing!?
LESS than four years after Pearl Harbor...
May 8, 1945 - We stand victorious with our friends in VICTORY over the evil in Asia.
Again...LESS than four years after Pearl Harbor...
August 15, 1945 - We stand victorious with our friends in VICTORY over the evil in Europe.
December 7th, 2007 - More than SIX years after 911, what have we gained in the war against terror? Who has stood by our side? How many of our own countrymen stand against this very effort?
Wow...I can't finish writing this...when you put things into perspective like this, it brings such an incredible anguishing pain to the heart. This is not the United States of America anymore. This nation has become the selfish, blame shifting, co-opted "No God" Fraction and Marginalized States of Amerika.
Troubling to the very core.
The only thing that gives me hope is to keep spreading the incomparable and perfect truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ...it is altogether too late to do something to save this once mighty nation. It is NOT too late to speak to as many people as you can about the only ultimate truth that can save them...at least give them a chance by hearing it!