|09-15-2001, 12:01 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
"America lives in us" An open letter to terrorists
I received this Email
This was written anonymously..but it says it all..Pass it on..
> > An open letter to a terrorist:
> > Well, you hit the World Trade Center, but you missed America.
You hit the Pentagon, but you missed America.
You used helpless American bodies, to
> > take out other American bodies, but like a poor marksman, you STILL
> > America. Why? Because of something you guys will never understand.
> > America isn't about a building or two, not about financial centers,
> > not about military centers, America isn't about a place, America isn't
> > even about a bunch of bodies. America is about an IDEA. An idea,
> > that you can go someplace where you can earn as much as you can figure
> > out how to, live for the most part, like you envisioned living, and
> > pursue Happiness. (No guarantees that you'll reach it, but you can sure
> > try!)
> > Go ahead and whine your terrorist whine, and chant your terrorist
> > "If you can not see my point, then feel my pain." This concept is
> > alien to Americans. We live in a country where we don't have to see
> > your point. But you're free to have one. We don't have to listen to
> > your speech. But you're free to say one. Don't know where you got the
> > strange idea that everyone has to agree with you.
> > There's a spirit that tends to take over people who come to this
> > country, looking for opportunity, looking for liberty, looking for
> > freedom. Even if they misuse it.
> > You guys seem to be incapable of understanding that we don't live in
> > America, America lives in US! American Spirit is what it's called. And
> > killing a few thousand of us, or a few million of us, won't change it.
> > Most of the time, it's a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of Spirit. Until
> > we're crossed in a cowardly manner, then it becomes an entirely
> > different kind of Spirit.
> > Wait until you see what we do with that Spirit, this time.
> > Sleep tight, if you can. We're coming