and you believe that who we are didn't change that day?
I didn't move on 9/11, I still live in America.
I've spent much time thinking over the events of that day, as we all have, and I often wonder what those that perished that day would think of the "Nuke 'em" crowd that surfaced later that afternoon? What they would think of the gross overreaction that came in the days and months afterward? What would they think of the wars, war crimes and war dead that came in the wake of their deaths?
3,000 people died and we can all agree that it was horrific and never should have happened. I know that if I was one of those people who gave their lives for their country on that September day I would be appalled by what occurred, ostensibly, in my name afterwards. Our countries actions after the attack have not honored their memories. We've distorted and used their deaths as excuses to devolve our country, to torture, to imprison indefinitely (remember habeaus corpus?), to have our mail opened and our library phone and computer records given to the government without a warrant or evidence of any wrongdoing whatsoever, to invade nations using false intelligence, and the hardest part to take, to lay American blood on foreign sands.
The saddest part of the events of 9/11 came days and weeks after the towers were rubble. The pure ugliness shown in the following days haunts me more than the images of the towers falling.
9/11 may indeed have changed our nation. My point was that it didn't have to and we never should have let it.
Go fishing MB. Get out, the shack nasties are consuming you.
Edit: I know I have the same mores and values I had before and will have these same values always, they are core values. Core beliefs do not change. What is wrong will forever be wrong no matter the situation. The ends don't justify the means.
Ryan found his way out; your escape awaits...
Let there be HIGH water!