Actions Speak Loudly
Manny is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Our prayerful friend, Manny, is at the breakfast table this morning. He is deeply disturbed by the decision to move up the traditional moment of silence on September 11. It was re-scheduled by a few minutes, but that change speaks volumes about the President of the United States. Please join Manny and me for breakfast. Manny is preparing scrambled eggs and bacon. I will add the hot buttered biscuits and Jamaican coffees. We hope to see you soon.
Because He Could..
Thank you so much for joining us this morning. I was so disturbed by the decision to move up the moment of silence on September 11, that I had to be in the company of friends I trust and respect. President Obama made the decision to move up the moment of silence because he wanted to "move things along." I translate that comment to mean that he wanted to diffuse and dilute the significance of the moment of silence. Pop and I were completely disgusted by this decision, because it was a slap in the face to all those who lost their lives that day, their families and every single American. We all became one family that day and we have been marking the moment that the Pentagon was attacked ever since. Bowing our heads in silence at 9:37 AM, was and will always be an emotionally packed event that brings us all together once more, if only for a moment. Robbing this nation of that single moment was mean spirited and completely narcissistic.
I have asked myself a thousand times why President Obama felt compelled to change and diminish the significance of the moment of silence. Looking back at these last almost eight years of his presidency, I see strong evidence of a president who doesn't love his country as much as he should. Almost from the very beginning of his presidency, he went charging around the world telling both friends and enemies that we were not exceptional. He apologized for our actions and belittled all of us as individuals and together as a nation. He continued his bad behavior tour in words and actions by making sure we were as divided as possible. He stirred up old grievances and shook up the pot of racism and hatred. He declared war on the police and ripped us apart. His childish action on September 11, 2016, told us once again, that we really aren't that special as a people or a nation. He changed the moment of silence because he could. He changed the moment of silence and its meaning to cater to his own obsessions and beliefs, and in doing so he hurt us all.
When President Obama finally spoke, he did not, on the whole, bring the proper note to the moment. He spoke about diversity. He took this somber occasion to remind us all of his determination to open our borders to strangers. He had to water down the meaning of this day, and lecture us about who we are or who he wants us to be as a nation. In other words, he divided us once again, because he could. He brought home his desire to put us in our collective places. We are not exceptional. We are not a shining example of anything. We are just one spoke in a wheel and we are terribly flawed. President Obama came here from somewhere to "change" us, and he has succeeded. He has turned us against each other, spit on our allies and opened our nation to terrorism by leaving our borders porous. He has jumped on every opportunity to tell us all that we are racist. Now he has shown the world that September 11th is not a big deal. He moved the moment of silence up because he could. This is our president.
The moment I wake up
Before I stretch my wings
I say a little prayer for you....