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Revisiting The 9/11 Tragedy!
( A Day That Will Live In Infamy)
Copyright 2001 VVeasey Publishing
This was written in the aftermath of 9/11
One good thing that seems to be coming out of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is a greater sense of national unity between the various ethnic groups that make up the citizenry of the US. Now everyone is an American! (But that was true even before this tragedy made us so vividly aware of the national unity that holds together our national diversity)
It's too bad, (but better than not), that people usually only feel compelled, to unite across racial and ethnic lines, when everyone feels threatened! Too bad, that they can't feel that way, when they aren't feeling threatened. The same type of unity would probably occur worldwide, if the Earth were suddenly attacked by Extraterrestrial terrorists.
People are realizing that, these international terrorists, aren't making any racial, ethnic or religious distinctions, about who they kill in America. If you're a Black Muslim and you're American you die! If you're a white Supremacist and you're American, you die! If you're a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim, part of a cult and you're American, you die! If you're a Black separatist and don't consider yourself an American, you still die!
if you're an American, you die!
Whatever you are, if you're an American, you die!
The more this reality dawns on people, hopefully the more the racial pettiness and hatreds, that people were usually taking so seriously, before these attacks occurred, will start to dissipate! Of course, there will always be those knuckleheads, who will resist this, but hopefully, they're numbers will greatly decrease!
I hope that after the shock and novelty of the recent attacks has worn off, that people don't, slowly go back to their old modes of operating, returning to the false sense of security, confidence and divisiveness, that they had before these attacks occurred.
(But unfortunately, that's what usually happens, when people are compelled, to unite around a negative motive, instead of a positive motive, as the threat diminishes, so does the unity!).But the political reality will still be the same! That to these terrorists, and other countries, (including African countries), no matter what our racial, ethnic or religious backgrounds, to them, we're all Americans. Because, although we might of all came to America, at different times, on different ships, we're all in the same boat now Baby!
And if it that boat sinks! We're all going down! And the sooner we wake up to that fact, the better, it'll be for all of us! Maybe this new sense of national unity, will have a chance to become stabilized, as we process and assimilate the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, over a long period of time. Maybe, this time, after the feeling of being threaten diminishes, we can find something positive, to remain united around!
Pissed of people!
There were a lot of people pissed off, because the terrorists killed so many innocent people.
But these same people, were willing to kill thousands of other innocent people, in the Middle East, if they could have just "nuked them"!
They hated the terrorists for killing innocent people, but they were just as willing to kill innocent people, as the terrorists did, because of their anger! So what separates them from the terrorists? They're both willing to kill innocent people! But I remind them that, the practice of Justice, requires them not to punish the innocent, but the guilty; not to act like a lynch mob, killing people, on the flimsiest evidence, just to satisfy their lust for revenge! Or to act like witch hunters, trying to stamp out the evil, in everyone but themselves!
What kind of justice is that?
Coming up to the present.
Is there, really more solidarity between Americans, as there seemed to be, in the aftermath of 9/11? Does that feeling of oneness, that we're all in this together, that we're all Americans, still permeate the air? Or has it evaporated? And if it has why?