Posted by: starcatsastrology | September 1, 2011

Remembering September 11th Ten Years After

I highly recommend Starcats readers to check out Frank Rich’s Essay, “Day’s End” published in this month’s “New York Magazine.” Read it here: HERE.

“The battle consuming our attention and our energies these days is the losing struggle to stay financially afloat. In time, the connection between the ten-year-old war in Afghanistan and our new civil war over America’s three-year-old economic crisis may well prove the most consequential historical fact of the hideous decade they bracket.”

“In retrospect, the most consequential event of the past ten years may not have been 9/11 or the Iraq War but the looting of the American economy by those in power in Washington and on Wall Street. This was happening in plain sight—or so we can now see from a distance. At the time, we were so caught up in Al ­Qaeda’s external threat to America that we didn’t pay proper attention to the more prosaic threats within.”

In Memoriam — Starcats.com’s articles on September 11th HERE. The “Prelude” piece, which I just re-read 10 years after having written it, brings me to tears. I’d already mentioned the financial rape of America in that piece. Look where we are today, my friends.

As a legacy, all of my 9-11 articles and horoscopes are HERE.

It is sobering to go back over this ground (ground zero) just after the most deadly month in Afghanistan in this ten year slog. What’s also chilling about my Prelude piece was my mention of the fact that I thought that by 9-11-01 Bush would have us at war with either China or Iraq. It seems Afghanistan came first and by March 13, 2003, we were engaged in the “shock and awe” of the bombing of Baghdad. at least 300,000 innocent civilians have been vaporized, shot, or maimed by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Starcats, September 1, 2011
Santa Monica, CA

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