Its been 17 years. An entire generation of American kids are celebrating their 17th year of life, most of them, with barely a hint of the attack which is considered the worst attack to ever take place on American soil in the nations history. To these kids, its ancient history, like Pearl Harbor is to their parents.
Yea, most of them KNOW that something terrible happened on September 11th 2001. They even know that some American citizens died. These are kids, the vast majority of who have never seen a rotary telephone, let alone a land line in their homes.
These are kids who not only have never known a time when there wasn’t a computer in their home, but for most of them, that computer is considered grampa and grandma technology. Most of them not only have never seen an actual vinyl record, they also have never seen a cassette tape. Most of these kids don’t watch and probably are completely unaware of the concept of Broadcast Television.
These are kids for whom the term “Cable” has already been disconnected from “Cable Television” Cable is just an internet access point, not a primary source of television entertainment content. Cable television is just more rents technology, rents of course being short for “Parents”. Its not how they access the internet, its how their parents and grand parents access the internet. They get virtually all of their news, entertainment and communication via their cell phones.
These kids are Generation Z, a generation of American’s more defined by their familiarity with the Cell Phone and Social Media than by any other traditional American device. Most of these kids have had a Cell Phone for more than half of their life’s, and the half that they did not have one, was marked by their begging and pleading with their parents for their first Cell Phone. They literally have never known a time when Cell Phones did not exist.
The vast majority of what these kids know about September 11th 2001, they have learned from Youtube or Social Media.
Take a few minuted to let that sink in, because it is profoundly significant. The majority of what they know about September 11th 2001, they learned from Youtube, or Social Media.
Yes, scattered among these kids, are a repetitively small group for whom September 11th 2001 is a special day. It is special in an odd, hard to comprehend sort of day. Because it is the day that they lost one or possibly both of their parents, who they did not even know yet.
Some of the American kids growing up today, some of these members of Generation Z are the children of those 3000 American’s who lost their life’s on September 11th 2001. These kids were less than a year old when one or in a few cases, both of their parents died in the worst attack to ever take place on American soil. These are kids, admittedly not a lot of kids, but kids who just the same, grew up never knowing one or more of their parents because of that attack.
Because of HOW these kids of Generation Z learned about September 11th 2001 they have very little understanding of WHY September 11th 2001 happened. Remember I said that the majority of what they know about September 11th 2001 they learned on either Youtube or Social Media. Both platforms being controlled by ruthlessly progressive liberal Marxist corporations essentially means that these kids have only been exposed to a white washed and highly sanitized version of what took place on September 11th 2001 and why it took place.
Most of them believe that September 11th 2001 was either some kind of terrorist attack for reasons that they cannot and frankly don’t care to understand, or they believe it was because America attacked some Middle Eastern nation and the attack was a direct response to that attack. In short, they have no clue as to why America was attacked by “Terrorists” or possibly “Muslim Extremists”.
They do not know the TRUTH. They do not know the truth because the Marxist Liberal Progressive Media in America have lied to them their entire life’s about WHY America was attacked. The Marxist Liberal Progressive Media in America has never come right straight out and admitted the truth. That the attack on September 11th 2001 was the beginning of an Islamic War of Conquest as required by the teaching of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad against what Islam considers as the morally decadent Western Civilization.
What the Marxist Liberal Progressive Media will never willing tell these kids, is that the war against Western Civilization that began on September 11th 2001 is not the first war of conquest wagged by Islam against the West. Oh, these kids have heard about the West’s “Crusades” against the Islamic “Holy Lands”. They have been told Ad nauseam how Christianity attempted over and over again to conquer and wipe out Islam.
What they have never been told, is that EVERY SINGLE ONE of the “Crusades” was a direct response by the Christian and Secular Nations of Europe to Invasions of Europe by Islamic Military forces. They have never been told that every single act of terrorism carried out by any “Muslim Extremist” is actually directly in accordance to the bedrock principal teaching of the Prophet Mohammad and Islamic Theology.
Because Social Media and Youtube are controlled by Liberal Progressive Marxists these kids do not know that their civilization is at war with Islam, they have been deceived into believing that the unending string of attacks carried out by a few “Muslim Extremists” are simply attacks carried out by a few misguided radical fundamentalists who are misinterpreting the teaching of the Prophet Mohammad and the Quran.
17 years after the September 11th 2001 attack on America, this is the legacy of 9/11. A generation for whom the worst attack to ever take place on American soil is just a historical footnote with no significant meaning. Its just a day that something bad happened before they were born, or while they were under 1 year old.
Now, please forgive an old man while I attempt to put this into perspective.
I am 57 years old, I was born in 1961. When I was born, America was engaged in what has come to be known as “The Vietnam War”. I was 14 years old when the Vietnam War finally came to an end. The war had been raging my entire life and even though my parents were military, until I was 13 or 14 I was barely even aware that it was going on.
The Vietnam War was on the news every single night, every couple of weeks one of my neighbor’s had a visit from the Military informing them that a family member had died in Vietnam. I was not a stupid or ignorant kid. The sun came up every morning, there were no planes dropping bombs on our house, there were no tanks driving through our neighborhood, there were no soldiers fighting house to house in our city.
The Vietnam war was far away, it was something on the news at night, not something taking place in my backyard. Bear in mind here, because this is important, the Vietnam War was an open and declared war. It was not some rouge extremists hijacking one of the worlds great religions event. It was an open and heavily reported on war, and even as a military brat, I knew next to nothing about what was really going on or why it was going on. Not because I was stupid or because it wasn’t being reported, but because I was a kid, a kid who grew up at a time when the war had already been going on for 6 years before I was even born.
I grew up, in a sense, like the kids of Generation Z. The Vietnam War wasn’t some catastrophic event in my life, it was, the norm. It was how the world always was. It’s difficult to explain. but it is like this. Whatever environment a child is brought into this world in, is what that child grows up instinctively believing is the normal natural state of the world. This is so, because they grow up not knowing any other environment. They do not even know that there are things that they do not know, all they know, is the environment that they grow up in.
So, for Generation Z, this war of conquest launched by Islam against Western Civilization that the Liberal Progressive Marxist Media refuses to tell them is anything other than the actions of a few disturbed fundamentalist religious extremists is their normal. The constant terrorists attacks that take place nearly monthly across the globe are not shocking unexpected events. They are just part and parcel of their normal every environment. These kids aren’t stupid, they’re not ignorant, but they also do not know that they are at war, against whom they are at war, or even why they are at war.
This my dear friends, is September 11th 2001 plus 17 years. 17 years of Marxist Liberal Progressive Media Propaganda. This is the Marxist Liberal Progressive Media’s Legacy. A entire generation who have grown up their entire lives at war, and virtually unaware that they are at war or why, let alone with whom they are at war.