Monday, September 12, 2011

9/11 Is Nothing Sacred in ''Christian'' America?

I had occasion, but an hour ago, to read in hard copy what I can only describe as, if true, the most disgusting example of the US brand of Christianity that I have ever had the misfortune to come across.

The writer Tom Leonard is a stranger to me, I know nothing of his bona fides other than he is the author of some fifteen hundred articles. (Journalisted) Although such a number of articles offer no guarantee of anything, it is after all an article in the Daily Mail that I quote, and that alone is reason enough for scepticism, for the purpose of this post I am going to assume what Tom Leonard writes is actually fact orientated and not something he has pulled out of his arse.

Of all the horrors that took place that tragic day, nothing made an impact on me personally, more than those poor souls that jumped from the towers that awful day. For those that died in the initial impacts when the planes hit, it was over. For those that died in the subsequent collapses, it would have been over in an instant, but until that moment befell them, they were I must assume, clinging to the hope that they might yet survive the experience.

But no such hope for those that were forced to jump to their deaths that day. Hope, like they themselves, went out of the window as they took that irrevocable step to their deaths. How utterly unbearable the conditions must have been to force those poor souls to jump, to face abject terror for those no few seconds that must have felt interminate, knowing all the while the inevitable consequence of such a decision.

To this day, I feel no little terror of my own just thinking about what these tragic victims went through that awful day. And it is with this in mind that I read Tom Leonard's account of how things were, and still are, viewed by ''Christian America'' regarding those that jumped to their deaths on September 11, 2001.

God bless America.

The 9/11 victims America wants to forget: The 200 jumpers who flung themselves from the Twin Towers who have been 'airbrushed from history'
By Tom Leonard
11th September 2011

Almost all of them jumped alone, although eyewitnesses talked of a couple who held hands as they fell.

One woman, in a final act of modesty, appeared to be holding down her skirt. Others tried to make parachutes out of curtains or tablecloths, only to have them wrenched from their grip by the force of their descent.

The fall was said to take about ten seconds. It would vary according to the body position and how long it took to reach terminal velocity — around 125mph in most cases, but if someone fell head down with their body straight, as if in a dive, it could be 200mph.

When they hit the pavement, their bodies were not so much broken as obliterated.

Nothing more graphically spells out the horror of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers than the grainy pictures of those poor souls frozen in mid-air as they fell to their deaths, tumbling in all manner of positions, after choosing to escape the suffocating smoke and dust, the flames and the steel-bending heat in the highest floors of the World Trade Centre.

And yet, tragically, they are in many ways the forgotten victims of September 11. Even now, nobody knows for certain who they were or exactly how many they numbered. Perhaps worst of all, surprisingly few even want to know.

From the earliest days after the 9/11 attacks, the American establishment and the media showed an overwhelming reluctance to dwell on those who jumped or fell from the Twin Towers.

If this was simply down to qualms at being considered intrusive or voyeuristic when individuals in the most appalling circumstances chose in desperation to die very publicly, it would be understandable.

The truly offensive bit starts here, and for all that I have read previously about the delusion and the insanity of Christian America, I have never read anything so abhorrent in all my life.

But there are other, more complicated, reasons. In the aftermath of this attack on America’s sovereign territory — a period of intense patriotism — some considered that to choose to die rather than be killed showed a lack of courage.

And in this country of intense religious fervour, many believe that to be a ‘jumper’ was to choose suicide rather than accept the fate of God — and suicide in whatever circumstances is considered shameful or, indeed, a sin that will send you to Hell.

At the office of the New York chief medical examiner, a spokesman said this week that they did not consider these people ‘jumpers’. She insisted they fell from the 1,350ft tall, 110-floor skyscrapers, for jumping would imply suicide.

‘Jumping indicates a choice, and these people did not have that choice,’ she said. ‘That is why the deaths were ruled homicide, because the actions of other people caused them to die. The force of explosion and the fire behind them forced them out of the windows.’

For those who have discovered that their loved ones may have been among the estimated 200 or more who plunged to their deaths, this uncomfortable official reticence can only compound the suffering they have already endured. More the Mail

I can't offer you anything specifically related to the post, but listen to what this Christian cunt for America has to say. Listen to what she has to say while sitting in a nice warm studio.


Anonymous said...

Yes, listen to what this Christian "I'm talking about women's hearts and minds and their real health" cunt has to say.

Well, better listen to Jehmu Greene I think.

Himself said...

Fox News contributor, Sandy Rios.

Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

"act normally"

Himself said...

I'm afraid to say, that went over my head.