“Never forget” is what the bumper stickers say and I promise you we will never forget. For our lives have changed drastically since that day; we now have terror embedded in our brains. Now we look over our shoulders and wonder not if, but when the next attack will occur. Mainstream media and fear mongers alike have conditioned us to the realization that it is only a matter of time before the “next 911″ happens. Television shows and radio talk shows have us convinced that we need to start stocking up on food and supplies because WWIII is approaching at a rapid speed. Ever since 9/11/2001 we have felt this uneasiness as a country and all the doom and gloom that we read about from foreign lands has now become a part of our reality too.
Our hearts go out to all of the victims and their families and also to all of the heroes that risked everything for the lives of people that they have never met, true love and courage did truly shine in many Americans that gruesome morning. Although it only lasted a few months there was a sense of togetherness and pride that did bring us all together after September 11th but there also was an anger that brewed inside of us with the urge to get those sons a’ bitches that did this. We need to be careful, when we are overcome with hatred and rage it clouds our vision and it can serve as a smokescreen for those who wish to take advantage of our vulnerability in troubled times.
It is the 15th anniversary of the of the most tragic day in our history and it is still considered taboo to question what really occurred that morning. If you do question the “official” story you are labeled unpatriotic and a conspiracy theorist. Well there are too many questions that still have not been answered and although the topic is a sensitive one we as a nation need to wake up and accept there is much more to the story that hasn’t been told. Today may not be the day to bring up all of the inconsistencies with what we have been told about the events that unraveled that warm Tuesday morning in 2001 but when you reflect on where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news, I ask you to also remember how American life used to be prior to that day.