The remarks by Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson — whose wife was brutally taken from him in the 9/11 attack two years ago — are both stirring and poignant.
In commenting upon the depth and intensity of the inhuman rage that propelled the attackers is simply incomprehensible to us, Mr. Olson calls each of us to duty: “We must commit ourselves to [eradicating] the disease that killed [the victims], wherever it is and however long is takes … [to seek] the end of blind, ruthless, random brutality, and the tears of orphaned children, the screams of hideously burned bodies, and the numbing grief that terrorism delivers…. We do not have to be a president, soldier, attorney general, prosecutor or intelligence agent to wage this battle and win this war. Everyone of us, in little ways, in thoughts and words and spirit, can pull an oar, however small or seemingly slight. Each of us can make a difference.” Indeed we can.
Much of the terrorists’ propaganda edge overseas derives from the ease with which they impale our cultural degradation over the last forty years. Maybe it is time for American men to encourage American women to focus their efforts on a return to the modesty, dignity and self respect of an earlier era.
Most of the currently glamorized excesses — self-mutilation, trashy public conduct, and clothing choices typical of a prostitute — can be traced to influence deliberately exerted by the Cry Baby Boom elite. Clearly they were wrong to walk away from responsible behavior beginning in the sixties in the fatuous pretense they were somehow “liberating” themselves. That infantile, self-centered nonsense has lead directly to increasing hatred of America abroad and a fertile recruiting ground for terrorist extremists who continue to get a lot of mileage portraying America as “the great Satan.”p>Women are naturally heroic. They guard the gates of a society’s morality. When they abandon that heroic duty, everyone suffers. br> — Thomas E. Stuart br> Kapa’au, HI /p>