Ugh. I hate this day.
I avoid reading media coverage of September 11 memorial events. They depress me.
When I was asked by my mother about my 9/11 avoidance, I told her that beyond 9/11 being a terrible time for our country, I avoid the day because it’s way too political.
She was baffled that her hyper-political son felt that way.
I explained that I hate how the event was used as an excuse to invade Iraq and may well be used as an excuse to invade Iran, or maybe to attack Russia.
I do think that things changed on September 11, 2001. It was a terrible day that horrified every American and responsible citizen of the world. But I worry that 9/11 made us stupid.
Makes sense. The Taliban harbored Al Qaida.
Why not? Sadaam was a bad guy. We don’t care if he had anything to do with Al Qaida or not. He was bad.
Sure. Their head of state is an asshole.
We’re all Georgians now.
I worry that the real damage 9/11 did to our country was that it inhibited critical thinking.
So let’s wave the flag. And while we do that, let’s think about how stupid we have become since a bunch of assholes tried to make us more weak and silly.
I worry that they may have succeeded in their goals.