There doesn’t seem to be much on TV this year about 9-11. I suppose 14 years does make a difference. However, I want to see live footage. I want to feel the rage and the resolve I felt that day. I fear that if I don’t use this day, 9-11-15 and every 9-11 moving forward, I will grow complacent and sloppy.
I don’t want to get over it. I need my refresher course of outrage dished out yearly. I will never forget watching TV that night, after being sequestered away from TV that entire day, and thinking out loud, of all the gall! the nerve! the effrontery! Then a slow anger came over me that I don’t want to dissipate over the years.
9-11-2001 changed how Americans do business forever. Our travel will never be the same. Just getting a driver’s license is different. Our entire way of proving who we are will never go back to the way we did things on 9-10-2001. We are a nation now on our guard against terrorism in everything we do. I so resent that disturbance.
The day before yesterday our house mate came in and told me he saw a woman who was wearing a full burqa strolling her baby down the street. I didn’t see her but I was outraged over his sighting. I don’t like the lack of security–I want to know who is walking up and down my street. I don’t like people hiding their faces. I see no difference in wearing a burqa and wearing a stocking mask. If I saw someone walking down the street in a stocking mask, I would call the police. Why should my risk assessment be different in this case?
Please share your feelings. Mine aren’t particularly rational but they don’t have to be. 9-11 wasn’t a rational day and no, those of us alive on 9-11-2001 will never forget!