Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9/11: "Liberty's Memorial"

On this date in 2001, liberty died.  Killed not by "terrorists" or a false flag event, but by the reactions of normal people like you and me.  People who allowed a gang of thugs, calling themselves "government", to destroy the concept of liberty and replace it with some sort of carefully rationed privilege- all because of a very public tragedy.

A privilege that exists only at the whim of those thugs, and is subservient to their wishes.

I came across an older newspaper the other day, from Memorial Day, and one of the ads in it spoke of "Freedom's Memorial".  They were talking about a memorial to dead soldiers, but they spoke more truth than they know.  You only memorialize something dead.  And, government-employed soldiers, whatever their intentions might be, have always helped kill freedom.

So, if a carved monument to dead soldiers is "Freedom's Memorial", September 11, 2001 is Liberty's Memorial.

I remain saddened by the events of that morning, but not for the reasons most people seem to be.  I am saddened because the "event" is ongoing, and accelerating.  It stacks up more victims every day, and will continue to do so until each and every one of us says "Enough!" and means it and backs it up with decisive action.  Unfortunately, I am not sure what that action should be.  But I know it would be "illegal".  The bad guys can't have liberty defeat their schemes.



  1. The Patriot Act was a mistake passed during a time of panic. I supported it at the time, which was not one of my more intelligent decisions. Like many, I feared more such attacks around the country. I hope it can be amended if outright repeal is impossible.

  2. Nice semantic point, and very apt today!

  3. The fundamental flaw in your point is the assertion that "On this date in 2001, liberty died" which would imply that prior to that date, "liberty" was alive. You then state "People who allowed a gang of thugs, calling themselves "government", to destroy the concept of liberty and replace it with some sort of carefully rationed privilege".

    But that has always been the case in the USA (or wherever a state rules). What you may refer to as pre-911 "liberty" was always just a carefully rationed privilege. The only thing that changed with 911 was the portion of the rations.

    If "liberty" instead means self-ownership (the antithesis of slavery), then it has never existed wherever a state rules, the USA included. Instead, there are only "liberties", which are what the owned are granted by their owners. The entire fundamental conceit of any state is that those under its jurisdiction are owned by those who constitute the state. This didn't change with 911.

  4. Thanks for that thoughtful post, Kent.

    None of us are perfect -- certainly I am not, and certainly neither Virginia nor America is -- but some of us do still try.

    I've devoted many thousands of hours to work toward Freedom over the last half-century, and expect to continue to do so until I die. We hope that America will continue to more closely approach the ideal as time goes on.