Memories of Leftist Glee About 9/11

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  1. snerd

    snerd Horselover Fat

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    How progressives saw poetic justice in planes plunging into U.S. buildings packed with innocents.

    I will never forget how, seventeen years ago on this day, many of the leftists around me in my neighborhood and community had very little trouble expressing their glee about Al Qaeda' strike on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.

    I had known some of these leftists for years, and after the fall of the Soviet empire in 1989–91 many of them bitterly lamented to me that the “alternative to capitalism” was now gone. A significant number of them retreated into a silent and sullen shell.

    Then came 9/11.

    Almost overnight, these individuals underwent a miraculous transformation. A bright sparkle could once again be detected in their eyes, as their revolutionary selves came out of a deep slumber. Never had I seen them so happy, so hopeful, and ready for another attempt at creating a glorious and revolutionary future. Without doubt, September 11 represented a personal -- and morbid -- vindication for them.

    The images of the innocent people jumping to their deaths from the Twin Towers evoked no sympathy from these individuals. Instead, they saw only poetic justice in American commercial airplanes plunging into American buildings packed with people. For my leftist acquaintances, the jihadist terror war gave promise of succeeding in a project in which Communism had failed: to obliterate the capitalist system itself. “The U.S. brought this on itself,” they stated repeatedly -- and with scornful self-satisfaction.

    These disturbing personal encounters I had were a microcosm of the Left’s behavior on the U.S. national scene. In the blink of an eye after the Twin Towers went down, leftists were beating their breasts with eerie repentance for their own government’s supposed crimes and characterizing the tragedy that their nation had just suffered to be some form of karmic justice.

    Immediately following the 9/11 attack, leftist academics led with a drum roll. The very next day after the terrorist strike, the Left's intellectual guru, Noam Chomsky, exonerated the terrorists, stating that the Clinton administration’s bombing of the pharmaceutical plant in Sudan constituted a far more serious terrorist act and warning that 9/11 would be exploited by the United States as an excuse to destroy Afghanistan.

    Leftist academics across the country regurgitated Chomsky’s themes, cheering the 9/11 terrorist acts, which they deemed a just retribution for America’s transgressions:

    History professor Robin Kelley of New York University stated: “We need a civil war, class war, whatever to put an end to U.S. policies that endanger all of us.”

    History professor Gerald Horne of the University of North Carolina asserted that “the bill has come due, the time of easy credit is up. It is time to pay.”

    Professor Eric Foner of Columbia University, the renowned Marxist historian, expressed his personal confusion about “which is more frightening: the horror that engulfed New York City or the apocalyptic rhetoric emanating daily from the White House.”

    Barbara Foley, a professor of English at Rutgers University, felt 9/11 was a justified response to the “fascism” of U.S. foreign policy.

    Mark Lewis Taylor, a professor of theology and culture at Princeton Seminary, thought the WTC buildings were justifiable targets because they were a “symbol of today’s wealth and trade.”

    Robert Paul Churchill, a professor of philosophy at George Washington University, rationalized that the terrorist attack was justified:

    What the terrorists despised and sought to defeat was our arrogance, our gluttonous way of life, our miserliness toward the poor and its starving; the expression of a soulless pop culture . . . and a domineering attitude that insists on having our own way no matter what the cost to others.
    Of course, the infamous Ward Churchill, as we know, outdid all the others, blaming not only Bush and America, but the “little Eichmanns” inside the buildings for the attacks.

    Churchill, Chomsky, and their kin on the academic Left were joined by prominent figures in the progressive culture at large. Norman Mailer stepped forward to opine that the suicide hijackers were “brilliant.” In his view, the attack was completely understandable, since “Everything wrong with America led to the point where the country built that tower of Babel which consequently had to be destroyed.”

    Oliver Stone affirmed that he saw 9/11 as a “revolt” and compared the subsequent Palestinian celebrations with those that had attended the celebrations in the French and Russian Revolutions. Susan Sontag, meanwhile, held that the terrorist attack was the result of “specific American alliances and actions.”

    From the religious camp, Tony Campolo, a leading Christian evangelist who served as one of former President Clinton’s “spiritual advisers,” believed that 9/11 was a legitimate response to the Crusades.

    The American flag, a hated symbol to the Left, also became a target: Novelist Barbara Kingsolver was incredulous that her daughter’s kindergarten teacher instructed the students to come to school the next day dressed in red, white, and blue. Nation columnist Katha Pollitt had the same reaction regarding her teenage daughter’s impulse to fly an American flag outside the family home. Pollitt told her that she could “buy a flag with her own money and fly it out her bedroom window, because that’s hers, but the living room is off-limits.” This was, Pollitt explained, because the American flag stands for “jingoism and vengeance and war.”

    Similar sentiments were heard throughout Europe as well. The German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen described 9/11 as “the greatest work of art for the whole cosmos.” Dario Fo, the Italian Marxist who won the 1997 Nobel Prize for literature, observed: “The great [Wall Street] speculators wallow in an economy that every year kills tens of millions of people with poverty, so what is 20,000 dead in New York?” [1]

    And so, on this sad day, we remember leftists' eerie and maniacal ecstasy at the images of Americans leaping to their deaths while holding hands -- as they jumped from the Towers on 9/11 to escape the burning flames.

    And we come to reflect on why the Left celebrated when, on that tragic day, more than 3,000 Americans died.

    The Left, at its very core, is saturated with malice and the yearning for the destruction of its own host Democratic-Capitalist society. In that yearning, as I have documented in United in Hate, it automatically sides with America's totalitarian and terrorist adversaries.

    On this 17th Anniversary, let us not forget the victims of 9/11 -- and who murdered them. And while we pray for and honor the victims, let us also not forget who celebrated this monstrous crime with delight, mockery and sinister smirks.

    For it is only in understanding what we are up against that we will be able to protect ourselves from it -- and to save ourselves from its venomous and poisonous fangs.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271297/memories-leftist-glee-about-911-jamie-glazov
     
  2. JFrame

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    Whatever happened to that doofus?

    I recall him getting his azz kicked to the curb by his university for plagiarism. He seems to have faded into the dust after that...

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  3. seanmac45

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    I fear they will eventually win, given the predilections of our youth.
     

  4. Biggsly

    Biggsly Good looking deplorable

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    Democrats tried to hide their hate for America and Americans for years. Now they don't try to hide the hate anymore. Hollywood, late night socialist host, and mentally ill freaks praise them and make them feel powerful.
    Political correctness kills.
    I am surprised that the democrats are not calling us racist and bigots for talking about 9/11. They have more love for our enemies, than Americans.

    All democrats can kiss my assss. They need to find another country to ruin and get the hell out of America.
    Yes. I know that they would feel entitled to making working Americans pay for their move, if they were not too chicken chit to move.
     
  5. D-Ric902

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    Didn’t pay any attention to the talking screeds

    I did pay attention to the muslim countries and Palestinians dancing in the streets to celebrate.

    And the media shutting down the coverage of them doing it.

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  6. kwo

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    This is just the beginning . What started in 1775 is on going.
     
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  7. JFrame

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  8. ChuteTheMall

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    I'm amazed that this is the only thread about 9-11 terrorist attack.
    Glock Talk has changed over these 17 years.
     
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    jeanderson Making America great again!

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    Tom Burnett was a passenger on United Flight 93. Transcript of his last calls to his wife, Deena...

    6:27 a.m.( pacific time) First cell phone call from Tom to Deena

    Deena: Hello
    Tom: Deena
    Deena: Tom, are you O.K.?
    Tom: No, I’m not. I’m on an airplane that has been hijacked.
    Deena: Hijacked?
    Tom: Yes, They just knifed a guy.
    Deena: A passenger?
    Tom: Yes.
    Deena: Where are you? Are you in the air?
    Tom: Yes, yes, just listen. Our airplane has been hijacked. It’s United Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco. We are in the air. The hijackers have already knifed a guy, one of them has a gun, they are telling us there is a bomb on board, please call the authorities. He hung up.

    6:31 Deena calls 911
    6:34 The phone rang in on call waiting, Tom’s second cell phone call.

    Deena: Hello
    Tom: They’re in the cockpit. The guy they knifed is dead.
    Deena: He’s dead?
    Tom: Yes. I tried to help him, but I couldn’t get a pulse.
    Deena: Tom, they are hijacking planes all up and down the east coast. They are taking them and hitting designated targets. They’ve already hit both towers of the World Trade Center.
    Tom: They’re talking about crashing this plane. (a pause) Oh my God. It’s a suicide mission…(he then tells people sitting around him)
    Deena: Who are you talking to?
    Tom: My seatmate. Do you know which airline is involved?
    Deena: No, they don’t know if they’re commercial airlines or not. The newsreporters are speculating cargo planes, private planes and commercial. No one knows.
    Tom: How many planes are there?
    Deena: They’re not sure, at least three. Maybe more.
    Tom: O.K….O.K….Do you know who is involved?
    Deena: No.
    Tom: We’re turning back toward New York. We’re going back to the World Trade Center. No, wait, we’re turning back the other way. We’re going south.
    Deena: What do you see?
    Tom: Just a minute, I’m looking. I don’t see anything, we’re over a rural area. It’s just fields. I’ve gotta go.

    6:45 a.m. Third cell phone call from Tom to Deena

    Tom: Deena
    Deena: Tom, you’re O.K. (I thought at this point he had just survived the Pentagon plane crash).
    Tom: No, I’m not.
    Deena: They just hit the Pentagon.
    Tom: (tells people sitting around him “They just hit the Pentagon.”)
    Tom: O.K….O.K. What else can you tell me?
    Deena: They think five airplanes have been hijacked. One is still on the ground. They believe all of them are commercial planes. I haven’t heard them say which airline, but all of them have originated on the east coast.
    Tom: Do you know who is involved?
    Deena: No
    Tom: What is the probability of their having a bomb on board? I don’t think they have one. I think they’re just telling us that for crowd control.
    Deena: A plane can survive a bomb if it’s in the right place.
    Tom: Did you call the authorities?
    Deena: Yes, they didn’t know anything about your plane.
    Tom: They’re talking about crashing this plane into the ground. We have to do something. I’m putting a plan together.
    Deena: Who’s helping you?
    Tom: Different people. Several people. There’s a group of us. Don’t worry. I’ll call you back.

    6:54 a.m. Fourth cell phone call to Tom to Deena

    Deena: Tom?
    Tom: Hi. Anything new?
    Deena: No
    Tom: Where are the kids?
    Deena: They’re fine. They’re sitting at the table having breakfast. They’re asking to talk to you.
    Tom: Tell them I’ll talk to them later.
    Deena: I called your parents. They know your plane has been hijacked.
    Tom: Oh…you shouldn’t have worried them. How are they doing?
    Deena: They’re O.K.. Mary and Martha are with them.
    Tom: Good.

    (a long quiet pause)

    Tom: We’re waiting until we’re over a rural area. We’re going to take back the airplane.
    Deena: No! Sit down, be still, be quiet, and don’t draw attention to yourself! (The exact words taught to me by Delta Airlines Flight Attendant Training).
    Tom: Deena! If they’re going to crash this plane into the ground, we’re going to have do something!
    Deena: What about the authorities?
    Tom: We can’t wait for the authorities. I don’t know what they could do anyway.
    It’s up to us. I think we can do it.
    Deena: What do you want me to do?
    Tom: Pray, Deena, just pray.

    (after a long pause)

    Deena: I love you.
    Tom: Don’t worry, we’re going to do something...

    [​IMG]
    http://www.tomburnettfoundation.org/
     
  10. Borg Warner

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    I don't recall as many leftists openly celebrating the attacks. For the most part, "United we Stand" was the prevailing sentiment, and it's a shame and a disgrace that we've lost that and the Left has been la5rgely responsible fo5r us losing that sense of unity as a nation, particularly during the 8 years of Barack Obama who made a concerted effort to divide this country by race, religion, gender, economic status, political affiliation, and national origin.

    That was what he was most successful in accomplishing in his 8 years as president.

    But as has already been mentioned, the news footage of the Palestinians dancing in the streets for joy in stark contrast to the scenes in Israel, London, and Paris of people in tears on the streets in those countries who openly shared our grief is something that should NEVER be forgotten and yet those on the Left INCLUDING Barack Obama have openly supported and sided with the Palestinians, Al Qaeda, Iran, Syria and all Islamic terrorists since 9/11.
     
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    "transcripts" ?

    That seems rather odd. They recorded their calls ?
     
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    I liked the report of a middle eastern doctor getting his ass kicked in the E.R. by the patients after cheering the attacks.
     
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    They can say whatever the fluke they want. As soon as they pick up a stick they're in the fight.
     
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    remove post
     
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    and there it is.
    you forgot the photo on the next day with TRump asking, "what can i do"
    but F U
     
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    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    All these years later that makes my heart hurt and I didn't even know either of them.

    Regards,
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    newglocker10mm Texas Born & Bred

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    Berto62, you and I need to meet. Once. I lost friends that I served with that were at the Pentagon when it was hit. And I don’t forget and I don’t forgive for that incident.
     
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    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    That is sad Berto, sad and pathetic.

    You are one of those the essay refers to aren't you?

    Regards,
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