Sunday, April 30, 2006

United 93

A favorable review of United 93 from American Heritage magazine.

I plan on seeing it, but will have to get in the right mood, being one of those individuals who cannot remember that day without a certain amount of anger.

The passengers on United 93 were among the first to see the face of Islamo-fascism close up and to take direct action against it. They didn't hold workshops in the back of the plane on whether the people who cut the flight attendant's throat had been traumatized by the Balfour Declaration. They didn't ponder the cultural repercussions of Bay Watch replays in the Arab world. They knew they were in the hands of murderers and resolved to do something about it.

In reference to the German, Japanese, and Italian dictatorships during the Second World War, Winston Churchill asked, "What sort of people do they think we are?" He knew that our enemies then thought we were weak and that we would crumble.

So it is with the new threat. On September 11, 2001, the passengers of United 93 started the process of telling the Islamo-fascists just what sort of people we are.

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