Probably back then, you never felt the need to thank anybody for all of these comforts. To a healthy, well-fed child life just has a rythym to it. Life is experienced as it was meant to be. It's called normalcy.
In reality, all of these things were provided to you by your parent(s). While you were in school learning, your parents were out there working. Day after day they went out and gave of themselves so they would have the ability to give to you the level of normalcy you simply expected. This is life as it is meant to be. It's normalcy.
P.S As Morpheus did for Keanu, I now offer you a choice, take the red pill (stop reading), and go on beleiving what you know. Take the blue pill (read on) and risk learning the truth, unpleasant as it may be.
Now imagine for a moment, that as this child, one day the normalcy of your life is shattered. Imagine the kind of thing that happens to children sometimes that never ever should. Imagine that one day, Mommy is murdered.
Imagine now the grief, the sudden shock of it all, the incomprehensible pain and suffering, and then let's add to that the fact that
not only is your mother now dead, but that serious questions come to light regarding the involvement of your Father in your Mother's death.
A horrible scenario, yes I know, but it is a scenario based in reality. It happens every day on this great earth and the utter pain and wrongness of it is so powerful, that in order for all of us to survive, it is neccessary for most of us that we don't spend too much time dwelling upon things so tragic, lest we go insane with grief. So we try not to think of such things, but that does not make it any less real.
The child in this scenario now faces a very serious choice. To go into complete denial, refusing to believe that thier own father could ever be responsible for something so heinous, or to ask questions, going against all that is ingrained, preparing to endure even further the pain that may come with the knowledge acquired by asking them. It is a difficult choice. With which choice lies the true path to reality for this child?
To those of us who have lived through the horror of 9-11, we face a similar choice. Do we go on, refusing to question the possibility that our elected officials could be responsible for something so aghast? Or do we ask the questions that may lead the way to an even more hurtful truth than the one we already know? But I ask you again, With which choice lies the true path to reality for us, the citizens of the USA?
In my opinion, you can never go wrong by asking questions. It's when we claim to know the absolute truth that we get into trouble.
For those that think that asking questionsabout 9-11 is for conspiracy theorists and tin-foil heads, that the idea of a government plot to destroy human life in order to forward an agenda is simply ridiculous, All I can do is direct you to a specific example in history that proves reality to be very much to the contrary.
Information from Wikipedia
Operation Northwoods was a document drafted in 1962 by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and presented to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara (and possibly President John F. Kennedy himself) on March 13, 1962. Long believed to be residing in the imagination of conspiracy theorists, the document was declassified in recent years by the Freedom of Information Act.
The document was drafted with the intent of getting public support for an invasion of Cuba. The Joint Chiefs of Staff argued that the US population would only support military intervention in Cuba in the event of provocative, aggressive action by the island nation against American soldiers, American civilians or Cuban refugees and Cubans in exile. The document frequently refers to staging fake attacks with fake victims, but in other cases does not specify whether the attacks should be fake or real, and for some recommended attacks explicitly notes that they could be real. Had Operation Northwoods been carried out, it would likely have required the coordinative efforts of the Central Intelligence Agency, which is mentioned several times.
Some of the recommendations of Operation Northwoods proposed by the Joint Chiefs were:
* Using the potential death of astronaut John Glenn during the first attempt to put an American into orbit as a false pretext for war with Cuba.
* Start false rumors about Cuba by using clandestine radios.
* Stage mock attacks, sabotages and riots and blame it on Cuban forces
* Sink an American ship at the Guantanamo Bay American military base - reminiscent of the USS Maine incident at Havana in 1898, which started the Spanish-American War - or destroy American aircraft and blame it on Cuban forces. (The document refers to unmanned drones, fake funerals etc.)
* "Harassment of civil air, attacks on surface shipping and destruction of US military drone aircraft by MIG type [sic] planes would be useful as complementary actions."
* Destroy a fake commercial aircraft supposedly full of "college students off on a holiday" (really an unmanned drone)
* Stage a "terror campaign", including the "real or simulated" sinking of Cuban refugees:
"We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington. The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute [sic] to Florida (real or simulated). We could foster attempts on lives of Cuban refugees in the United States even to the extent of wounding in instances to be widely publicized."
It has been reported that John F. Kennedy personally rejected the proposal, but no official record of this exists. What is known for certain is that Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara examined and rejected the proposal, and that the President removed General Lyman Lemnitzer as Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff shortly afterward. The continuing press against Cuba by internal elements of the U.S. military and intelligence community (the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion, etc.) prompted President John F. Kennedy to attempt to rein in a burgeoning military-industrial complex that was intent on proactive, aggressive action against Communism around the globe. After the Bay of Pigs disaster, John F. Kennedy fired then CIA director Allen W. Dulles, Deputy Director Charles P. Cabell and Deputy Director Richard Bissell and turned his attention towards Vietnam.
Kennedy also took steps to bring discipline to the CIA's Cold War and paramilitary operations by drafting a National Security Action Memorandum (NSAM) which called for the shift of Cold War operations to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and The Pentagon as well as a major change in the role of the CIA to exclusively deal in intelligence gathering.
To wit. I have been reading alot of posts by people in the supposed "reality-based community" who always seem to suggest that somehow, we who are unafraid to ask reality-based questions are somehow hurting this community.
To them I ask, What is your reality based on? Is it is based on your own limited perspective? Or perhaps your own fear of appearing foolish? Reality is not so very hard to understand. Or is it?
I can guarantee one thing, that no one truly sees it in it's entirety,
and DHinMI does not own a copyright on the word.
JFK was a strong leader. His resistance to this plan shows this clearly. In my opinion George Bush is not a strong leader or a decent human being. The questions behind 9-11 are many. There are many similarities to the plot outlined above, which is now documented fact, a point in the win column for tin-foil heads everywhere, if you will. Who knows what weak men do in the face of diabolical plans. We will never ever know unless we are brave enough to ask those questions without fear of political retribution. Some things, no most things, go beyond politics into the realm of simple decency. And decency is all the REALITY I need.
So to DHinMI and others like him, I will not succumb my right to ask questions based on your limited percetions. I will not give up the right to appear foolish before you. I will keep embarrassing you. Now why don't you mind your own business and leave us alone?