Every generation has it’s “event”. To one generation, it was the attack on Pearl Harbor. To others, it was the Kennedy Assassination. Some see the Challenger explosion as a seminal event. And for most of the country, it’s 9/11.
I remember that day clearly. I was in San Angelo, Texas at the time. Some people were going nuts (I remember many lining up to buy gas at inflated prices), but others were not. I remember going with my wife to Subway to get some lunch and talking to the people behind the counter. It wasn’t time for insanity, and most of us realized that. The nation took a deep breath and we moved on.
But as time marches on, our memories fade, replaced by a need for rationalization. KOS’ DrSteveB has a great example of that rationalization. Instead of focusing on the people who perpetrated 9/11, he instead lays the blame for 9/11 on all Republicans. Regardless of the numerous bipartisan failures that led up to 9/11, DrSteveB is so blinded by political animosity that he’s focused his anger on a political movement in this country rather than on the Islamists who are bent on destroying us (a threat he calls “overblown”).
I’ll give him some credit. At least he didn’t invoke a 9/11 conspiracy.
I didn’t have any direct connection to the people or events of 9/11, but I made one last year with a tribute page to Donna Marie Giordano.
I’d also invite you all to visit the 2996 Project’s homepage and visit with some of the victims through other tribute pages.