September Eleventh and The Tail of the Uroboros

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[Let me state in advance that the deaths and injuries resulting from the events of September eleventh were nothing less than horrific. I feel for those families and their friends who have had to endure the senseless loss of loved ones.]

The tenth anniversary of September eleventh has now come and gone.  And the United States government pulled out all the stops, my friends.  They even had Billy Boy Clinton up there in the field in Pennsylvania, doing his best tear-jerk patriotic routine ever; his lower lip hanging characteristically, hand poised partially outstretched with thumb pinching finger, the audience hanging as well in desperate anticipation on his breaking words.  The former president telling those assembled that the passengers on Flight 93 “gave the country an incalculable gift.”

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With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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2 Responses to September Eleventh and The Tail of the Uroboros

  1. davy diver says:

    But Dubya’s Shanksville performance deserves an Oscar for the best fairy tale delivery evar! He didn’t even mangle his words. And Cheney, bellying up to the bronze rail at WTC – fingers feeling the names of the deceased like the blind touching the dead, what an exquisite expression on his face – I bet he wanted to unload his entire brain into that wet dark memory hole.

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