There are few dates that my generation cares to remember. September 11, 2001 is one of those dates. It will never be forgotten.
Please take some time today and think about the tragedies. Reflect on the miserable existence of humankind and if you think it will help, pray that tortured souls on the brink of the extreme may find solace and balance.
It is not fair that two defining landmarks of MY city were destroyed that morning. It is not fair that so many lives were lost, so many firefighters sacrificed, and so many families victimized by these brutal acts.
It was a sad day, no doubt. As were other iconic moments of staggering loss to our nation. It is a date among many other disgusting ones. Pearl Harbor, the Mumbai Bombings, Nagasaki and Hiroshima, etc.
Don’t get me wrong, Americans have given worse than they’ve got (nuclear bombings being my case in point) but that doesn’t diminish the fact that lives were lost then and now. And that is a sad fact of human existence that I don’t think we’ll ever be able to eradicate. We’re not capable of being as accomodating as we would need to be to prevent these acts of mass destruction and stop these thoughts from entering into the minds of our world’s citizens.
Studying American history, literature, and politics has already convinced me beyond a reasonable doubt that we really SUCK. Both as a race and as a peoples. So tomorrow, I will be extra mope-y and mad that I share 99.0% of my DNA with all of these people in the world who do bad things. Hell, I probably do bad things.
So you see?