Never Forget
A Call to Forget 9/11
Written by:  Alex Sandell

I will always remember watching my very first sunrise.
I will always remember to give peace a chance.
I will always remember how close the hippies came before being co-opted.
I will always have faith that the dream will return and this time it won't be up for grabs.

I will forever smile when I think of the Superman III poster with Richard Pryor.
In the basement of the Knollwood Mall, and how my brother and I didn't think it looked as good as the others.
I will forever grin when I remember how cool the Ewoks were to a 9-year-old child,
so much for taste, but I will still forever smile.

I will think fondly of my departed grandfather, Parkinson's in his blood but it didn't matter.
When he got to that ping pong table he moved with the skill of an athlete.
He could barely stand on his own, but in that game he insisted that I move my feet faster.
I will think fondly back to the days when the entire house was full of hope and laughter.

I will always remember my first girlfriend letting me fondle her breasts.
The way her giggles turned into moans and how she came when she felt my erection hot against her pants.
I will always remember pizza parlors and arcade games.
I will always have faith that someday independently owned restaurants will outdo the generic chains.

I will never forget the people formerly of Palestine.
I will never forget the current occupants of Israel.
I will never forget Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom.
I will never forget the crisis in Darfur.

I will always remember the 3,000 people killed in the twin towers on September 11th.
I will always remember the firefighters, policemen and civilians who risked their lives to prevent the causalities from climbing higher.
I will always remember how the nation came together.
I will always remember how we said we would make a change for the better.

I will always remember those who lost a loved one during the attack.
I will always remember the "Missing" posters tacked to walls across New York City.
I will always remember the sorrow.
I will always remember the pain.

I will never forget that to "never forget" leads to America's version of Palestine and Israel.
I will never forget that to "never forget" leads to America's version of the Bosnian conflict.
I will never forget that to "never forget" leads to America's version of Ireland and the UK.
I will never forget that to "never forget" leads to America's version of Darfur.

I will never doubt that the 3,000 dead would never want 1,000,000 more corpses rotting in the name of "justice."
I will never doubt that the 3,000 dead would never want the loss of their lives to cause a never-ending war.
I will never doubt that our current President is a Born Again Cowboy, worshipping corporations as Gods.
I will never doubt that to him "Mission Accomplished" means nothing more than, "Get my ass re-elected."

I will always be aware that we took the fight to the wrong country.
I will always be aware that the folks in the White House traded the good will of the American people for oil.
I will always be aware that we've passed the point of no return; Osama's still alive and we've entered another World War.
I will always be aware that people in a panic will never do the right thing.

Forever will I remember that Bush and his Bastards fucked up the whole world.
Forever will I remember that those assholes turned the U.S.A. into a global bully. 
Forever will I remember that if there's a Hell they'll burn in it for two-zillion years.
Forever will I laugh knowing that in Hell it will always be French Fries -- Freedom Fries are never served.

Two towers went down, because a bad President stole the election.
I will never forget that the world would still be sane if this cocksucker had a brain and could overcome his lust for vengeance.
What can be done?
Is there really a fix?
Vote for the Democrats in 2006!

This lamebrain "never forget" mentality is what keeps wars going for decades. How are you helping anyone, or even yourself, by "never" letting it go? It's like mental constipation and over half of America needs to take a big brain-dump (imagine the overtime hours the mind-plumbers would be putting in). 

If you hold it in long enough, will that save the entire world? Absolutely not. You'll just get bloated and uncomfortable and turn into a bigger asshole than you already are (and, if you're supporting this unjust war in Iraq, I'm guessing you're already a mighty big cunt).

This whole "never forget" mentality causes wars, hatred and conflict. It doesn't end a damn thing.  Is that what you want?  To be one more pawn in the multi-trillion dollar war machine, because you feel it's your patriotic duty?  Get a clue.  Get a life.  Get outside.  There are real things you could be remembering.  Happy things.  Things that don't cause the next World War.

We should never forget the past, but we shouldn't justify atrocities against the United States and other countries in the name of "justice," either.  It's time to fight back.  Protest.  Quit buying into the corporate media.  There's a real world out there and it has nothing to do with "Looking Sexy at 50."

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