Bound for the towers monsters in the cockpit
Following blind unconscious accomplice
Judged by time indicted for our silence
Brother Ali eloquently summarizes in these three lines the continuing blurriness regarding the 9/11 atrocities and their relation to U.S. foreign policy.
He clearly states that those flying the planes (e.g., Mohamed Atta et al.) were monsters. Period.
He notes, though, the profound concept that these terrorists are just unconscious accomplices, like most of us, who are still sleeping: not yet recognizing that “there is no you and no me, just us.”
And he notes the reality that we Americans have paid a costly price for also being unconscious accomplices, by our long silence [to these obvious inequalities all around us, both locally and globally.]
In the end, our silence — and thus tacit tolerance and acceptance of this inequality (of opportunities) — speaks much louder than our words.
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