I don’t know how to feel about today. 10 years later and it is popular right now – this very instant – to say “never forget” but it still doesn’t inform how I feel.
The attacks in 2001 were shocking and horrible – nothing changes that – but after all the sadness and after all the flowery speeches I am still wondering what’s different?
This makes me angry.
There’s still a hole in the ground at Ground Zero. I don’t understand why. Buildings can go up very fast and, in my opinion, the longer that there is still a hole there the longer it’s going to take to heal. I assume that there must be a reason because if there weren’t I’d hope that public outcry would be deafening, but I don’t know what the delay is.
Instead of making us safer the government took away civil liberties, used the fear to push policy and spent a shit load of money on combat unrelated to the attacks. Some of this anger is fueled by 20/20 hindsight, but some of this didn’t need to happen at all.
The biggest crime is that 9/11 first responders are STILL having a problem getting the medical care they need due to bureaucratic bullshit and an ineffective congress.
No matter your political leaning I think we can all agree that 9/11 was awful. It effected us in ways that we won’t truly understand for decades to come and points out the truly great and truly horrible that exists in our society here in the United States. It’s been our biggest tragedy which lead to some of our biggest heroics and our biggest failings.
We do need to remember, but not just the attacks, also the aftermath, both good and bad. And we shouldn’t make those that we call heroes suffer for a profit margin.
I open the comments to your opinions.