An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Martin Morales Zempoaltecatl
I had never heard this name. There are others that you recognized after hearing them on the news time and time again. People like Todd Beemer, Barbara Olsen, Chick Burlingame. But has anyone ever heard the name Martin Morales Zempoaltecatl? Truth be told, I can’t even pronounce it. I decided to start my search for this young man on Google. It made sense. I typed in the long name, and came up with over 700 hits, the majority were sites listing the names of those who parished on 11 September 2001. They’re long lists. But nothing told me about the person Martin had been. He was 22 years old. Too young to die. He worked as an assistant chef in the Windows of the World. This is all the information I could find. I wanted to know more. Was he married? Did he have children who will never see their daddy again? Where did he come from, what place did he call home, and will never be able to return? I know he lived in Queens. But where in Queens? What were his dreams that will never be fulfilled? I received this picture from the 2996 group, but hadn’t really had a chance to actually look at this young man. The first thing I noticed, as I usually do, are his eyes. He has kind eyes. Was he a kind person? He must have been, he supported his parents. Then I saw a sweet, cheerful smile, and I knew he was a good person. For some reason, I see him liking children, nieces, nephews, the neighborhood kids.
Doing a little more digging, I found out Martin was born in Santa Catarina, Tlaxcala, Mexico. He supported his parents, Crescencio Morales, 60, and Mauricia Zempoaltecatl, also 60. Martin was the youngest of their children, and this tragedy hit them quite hard. They have since returned to Mexico. One thing I did discover, as of that article, the family had not received any of the thousands of dollars that had been given so generously by the American people. I hope that has now been resolved. I’d like to find out if the family is now able to care for their other children and grandchildren. This young man evidently wasn’t counted among the slaughtered innocents originally.
This year, I did some more checking, and a little more information about this young man was available. It turns out Martin was not just an employee at the Windows on the World. He was an assistant chef. I’d like to believe he was a really good chef. His niece, Cynthia, sure seemed to believe so:
Martin Morales, my uncle only being 22 years old. He was working in the World Trade center. He was a great chef and a loving uncle. Being the youngest uncle, we were very close to him. Even though we didn’t find his body, his smile will always be in our hearts. We miss him very much!
I pray Martin’s family has found peace, and will tell the new members of their family about this young man. I pray he will never be forgotten. I know he’ll be residing in my heart.
I’m going to have to say no. Oh, there are people out here in the real world who have been paying attention, watching, waiting, fighting back, or attempting to, but as a whole (as in those in ‘charge’), no…we are just as ignorant as we were on the mornings of 10/23/83, 2/26/93, 6/25/96, 10/12/00 and 9/11/01. Rather we have become willfully blind to what is right in front of us.
Jeremiah 5:21 ‘Hear this now, O foolish people, Without understanding, Who have eyes and see not, And who have ears and hear not:
In other words, “There are none so blind as those who will not see.” (John Heywood 1546)
Too many have mistakenly stated that Islam is a ‘religion of peace’. This is so far from the truth, it makes my teeth ache. Oh sure, it’s peaceful as long as EVERYONE is Muslim, and follows their rules. If they don’t, they are dead. I don’t think it could get any more simplistically put than that. Convert, or die. Even Thomas Jefferson knew that Islam was a danger to the budding free world, but evidently, our current, and recent past, leadership are no where near as ‘enlightened’ as Mr Jefferson.
As the adopted daughter of a first generation American, whose parents were sent out of Lebanon due to the violence of the Muslims against Christians, I learned at an early age what those in leadership positions refuse to acknowledge. There is a war going on. A war that has been waged for centuries, since the murderous pedophile “prophet” decided he was mad at the Jews, and apparently anyone else who didn’t fall prey to his ideology, and made up his own religion. Contrary to popular belief, the Muslim non civilization has contributed nothing to the world in general other than conquest, slaughter, rape, pillaging, and slavery. I don’t know about you, but I don’t find these in the least beneficial to the world. They do, however, take credit for discoveries made by the peoples they subjugated. Personally, I don’t think that counts as a contribution.
No, we have learned nothing. We didn’t listen to the warnings of those who KNEW something was coming. We ignore the infiltration of our military by jihadists. We actually invite our demise by allowing more and more of the enemy to move into our communities. Will there be a time when we finally open our eyes? Perhaps, but by then, it will be too late.
What we should have learned, yet refuse to accept, Islam cannot be tolerated by any freedom loving people!
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