A friend recently mentioned the date of 9/11/1973 and i did some fast googling and found the links which i decided to post here at This Little Light. One person by the name of Hsing Lee, made a most profound comment, concerning what is usually such a heated issue that neither reason nor humanity survive in the flurry of comments, attacks and rebuttals. Hsing Lee’s response on 2006.12.07 to a NY Times blog forum item
How a war was won and a city vanished at Pearl Harbor
has been cited in numerous blog posts over the years. The Advaith of December 2006 is perhaps the most notable. Ramakrishna also posted Lee’s comment in its entirety, as I choose to do here.
Will the world remember 9/11? Oh, the world will remember 9/11/01, to be certain.
A billion East Indians have not forgotten that Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha movement, a movement of non-violent resistance, was born on 9/11/1906.
A billion Muslims have not forgotten that the European colonization of the Middle East – the British Mandate of Palestine, the first move toward the state of Israel eventually being forced on the Palestinian people, began on 9/11/1922… it’s why the Islamists chose this date, 79 years later, to attack the Twin Towers.*
The people of Chile will never forget the CIA sponsored coup of 9/11/1973, perpetrated by Augusto Pinochet to overthrew the government of Salvador Allende, who was democratically elected by the Chilean people but disliked by the Republican Party.
The question should not be, “will we remember 9/11?”
The question SHOULD be, “can we learn the lesson of how 9/11/1922 applies to 9/11/2001, and then apply those lessons to George W Bush’s actions in Iraq and Afghanistan before it’s too late?”
An occupying army will always give rise to resistance. That resistance led to Jewish Terrorism against the British, then Terrorism by both Muslims and Jews against each other, and finally to Muslim Terrorism against America on that fateful day in 2001.
Like begets like. Hate begets hate. Chickens ALWAYS come home to roost.
And right now, George W Bush is making thousands more Osama Bin Ladens, and thousands more potential 9/11’s through his actions in Afghranistan and Iraq.
Like WILL beget like, unless we choose NOT to remember 9/11 as a day of violence, conquest, terrorism and displacement, and instead choose to remember it as the day a great man, a young lawyer from India, chose to take on the British Empire, and win, armed only with the heart of a Nation, and the truth.
Many of you will choose to use this day in history as justification for more violence, more hate, and more vengeance. An eye for an eye, you’ll call it. Perhaps you SHOULD heed the wisdom of the Mahatma… an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
Or are you already too blind to see?
— hsing lee
Thank you Mr. Hsing Lee. You are blessed with vision.
For a good essay concerning the history of Israel and Zionism, you may wish to read
Dr Gideon Polya’s essay: America, Zionism, Israel, and the 1968-2008 Orwellian Transformation. Dr Gideon Polya: Body Count. Dr Gideon Polya: Paintings.
* All the links in this post, including those that link to Hsing Lee’s comments, have been inserted by myself. I am not certain about the date of 1922 and have yet to confirm exactly the event to which Lee is referring when he mentions 9/11/1922. The only event i have found has been posted as a misinformation post by pro-israeli agents. Of course, Lee’s comment about the islamic terrorists having chosen this date as well, seems to be largely an opinion of Lee’s. One to which i am not unwaveringly aligned.