When the Chernobyl disaster occurred in 1986, 3 men dove into contaminated waters to prevent a massive explosion that could have spewed radioactive materials across parts of Europe, saving countless lives. When they resurfaced, they were already suffering from radiation sickness and died soon after. Source
We can either grow from 9/11 or become defeated and dejected. We can crawl deeper into the hole of isolation and ignorance, or we can reach out and make peace. After 9/11 we can seek revenge, or we can use it as an opportunity to remain calm in the storm and love our enemies. We can use 9/11 not as a setback, but as a set-up for greater prosperity. We can use 9/11 to be more fearful, or we can use it as a test to show our resolve of bravery.
I pray for peace and mercy from God today. I know that war is not the answer. And I know that the greatest terrorist is the imprisonment of the mind, and to deny our fellow brother’s outreached hand.
I believe we should live our lives, not in the total fear or even the paranoia of another 9/11, but in a positive action under God. To live in bravery, and not fear. Because, “ships are safe in harbor, but that is not why ships are built.”
We must not always invest in anchors and canons, but rather sails and warp drives. The buildings were knocked down, but our resolve for positive thinking should be constructed stronger than ever.
We have far and away the strongest military in the world. Why do we inject our muscles with the steroid that is intimidation and arrogant power? It begs the humble question, “Do we ourselves use terrorism?” There is nothing wrong with being mighty—as long as it serves a good end. And security and policing is not bad, but at what point does it become so cost-consuming that we sacrifice the very thing we are trying to protect!
The hero of 9/11, and much more so the hero of one’s life is the person who dares to live unflinchingly their own life and to be the hero of their own story and to be kind.
After 9/11 there was a mass and immediate action towards war. The Iraq War alone left over one million dead and now there is more bloodshed. Was 9/11 an “inside job”? I do not believe so and I hope not, but I cannot myself prove it.
I do know that the government used it as a premise for war and duped the people with lies.
As Julian Assange said, “War is built on lies and peace is built on the truth.”
What there should be, and what we should do now is mobilize for peace. We need a massive, a truly massive, overwhelming and cooperative action towards peace. We must overpower the opposition with peace and compassion. Place roses in the guns.
The Internet, one of the most important inventions since the wheel—needs to become a place of light and truth to bring people together against the military-industrial-complex and a misguided new-world-order.
As I write this the “powers that be” want to place the yoke over this medium. I say no! How dare you! We must fight for an open Internet, so that the voiceless can have voices; so that stories can be told.
And I must say before I close that our environment is also at stake. There are those that want to rape and pillage the land with disregard for future generations—leading to an Earth that no longer supports human life. If you are looking for a cause, look no further than protecting mother nature.
So, fear not my fellow Americans and also the world. Rise up against the chains that bind us. Because, “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” Let us take over the world with peace. Let us unite and abolish all borders. One world and one people. Take it to the stars.