Monday, September 10, 2012

PhilosFX 9/11 Compilation


I launched PhilosFX in August, 2010. To date, there have been 15 posts with a 9/11 theme. As we prepare to mark the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I wanted to present a compilation of these posts for your convenience.  The posts are in reverse chronological order for ease of historical review.

I invite you to take a moment, scan through the post list, and follow a few of the links.

Remember, Reflect, and Renew

9/11 at 11: the lost United States of 10 September 2001
Sep 10, 2012
In this poignant article, author Morris Davis, writing for the Guardian, remembers when the land of the free and the home of the brave was a little more of both.

Sep 12, 2011
The 12 Most Memorable Moments From the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 caught my eye. What were YOUR most memorable moments? I'll lead off with my own top 12, in chronological order. Add yours in the comments, please!

Sep 07, 2011
WHAT: A global outpouring of post-9/11 Love, Healing, and Unity WHEN: There are activities scheduled on 9, 10, and 11 Sep culminating in a global group hug 10 years and 10 hours after the first plane hit the north side

Jun 14, 2011
But the events of 9/11 caused the transformation to happen on the fly, rather than in stages, so the transformation was more of an evolution. After 9/11 we also started wearing our combat uniform in the Pentagon in lieu of the ...

PhilosFX: The Real Reason There Was No Ninth Season of "24"
May 02, 2011
The Anti-American terrorism that began with attacks on our embassies in Africa, continued with an attack on one of our ships, and crescendoed with the 9/11 attacks on our financial, military, and political centers had not only ...

PhilosFX: Remember, reflect, renew: 9/11/2010
Sep 13, 2010
For me, 9/11 is still very much a day of solemn remembrance, reflection, and renewal. The time was 9:37 am, Tues, Sep 11th, 2001. In that split-second when the Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon, 184 innocent lives were lost.

PhilosFX: Ted Koppel: Nine years after 9/11, let's stop playing into ...
Sep 11, 2010
Ted Koppel: Nine years after 9/11, let's stop playing into bin Laden's hands · Ted Koppel: Nine years after 9/11, let's stop playing into bin Laden's hands. Posted by Dave at 10:50 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare ...

PhilosFX: God is still speaking...
Sep 07, 2011
Remembering the anniversary of 9/11 by sharing this reflection from the United Church of Christ Still speaking ministry. Posted by Dave at 2:10 PM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook. Labels: Receptivity ...

Sep 02, 2011
On Sept 11th each year, the sun will align with the northern wall at 8:46, and with the southern wall at 10:28. This 102 minute gap represents the time when the first (North) tower was hit and when the last (North) tower collapsed.

PhilosFX: "24"
Apr 13, 2011
"24" was perfect for its time, the post-9/11 period from the fall of 2001 through the historic elections in 2008 and into the spring of 2010. Considering the real-world events of the day, the need for a counter terrorism unit like the ...

PhilosFX: New TSA Procedures
Nov 30, 2010
The relevant poll question is not whether one feels safer now compared to 10 years ago, before 9/11. How could anyone know? How could one measure the level of safety and security one feels (or inversely, the level of threat ...

Nov 10, 2010
The takeaway is that most American have no idea what most Muslims really think about us, or 9/11, or bin Laden. Most people, not just Americans but all people, have beliefs that are based on fears, not facts. Education is the ...

PhilosFX: Aldous Huxley vs. George Orwell
Nov 05, 2010
In our post-9/11 America of terrorist witch hunts, there are a lot of similarities to Stalin's regime, upon which Orwell modeled Ingsoc. It takes no stretches of the imagination to find parallels between the evening talk shows and ...

PhilosFX: Muslims vs. terrorists
Aug 26, 2010
I read the Koran, observed Ramadan, and even purchased a prayer rug--though I have never used it for its intended purpose. I deployed to Kosovo to protect Muslims. I was in the Pentagon on 9/11 when terrorists attacked.

PhilosFX: Point-Counterpoint on the Proposed Mosque in NYC
Aug 25, 2010
Conservative Christians and families of 9/11 victims are protesting at Ground Zero, at the proposed construction site, and in towns across America—some even burning the Quran. But NYC's Mayor Bloomberg observes that ...