Unlike the morning after….when you either walk the slut walk or go running hysterically for the drug store looking for that magic pill or the quick trip to the local clinic for that shot for “just in case”….I will look at the last decade…..
Today is the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by those damnable extremists of AQ….it is also Patriot Day….and every adult knows what happened on 11 September 2001…..a day of infamy or a day of sorrow or a day of ….well you fill in the blank with what you think it was to the psyche of the American people…..but let us look at what has really happened a decade later….and please take the time to remember those that have lost their lives because of the cowardly attacks on the US……..
We, Americans, are engaged in seemingly endless wars….with more being promised by the events unfolding…..We are at a loss of civil liberties like freedom of association, freedom of travel….profiling……our actions in areas Not really involved in the attacks on 9/11 have made the world a less safe place…..gave rise to Iran as a world player in the Middle East and the world….and have given marginalized extremists a reason to move to the forefront…..and become the face of Islam. We allowed some of our freedoms to be taken from us because of fear….we may NEVER see them returned to us….EVER!
All in all, the attacks, which proved our vulnerability and our reactions after the fact have made the US no more safer than it was on 9/9…..and little we have done as a country after the fact have done anything to make us a safer place to live……
Please understand that I am NOT trying to take anything away from the suffering, the death and the agony that the attacks inflicted on our country and it people…….I just want people to understand what has happened because of the fear and anger that the attacks foisted on us…….