One of the blogs I read has come up with a novel and fitting way for bloggers to pay tribute to the 2995 people who died on 9/11. I've decided to participate, and would like to invite you to consider participating as well. You can read all about it here and here.
I think it's terribly important to honor all of the innocent victims of terrorism that fateful sunny September day. This is the day that changed America, and the world. This is the date when it became apparent that terrorism was going to expand beyond suicide bombings and blowing up cars. This was the date that we learned that fanatical islamic terrorists had so little value for human life that they could do such a horrific act and their supporters would dance in the streets with joy. This is the day when Americans saw their President as the fool he is, continuing to read children's books to kids while the World Trade Center was under attack. This is the date that the cabal that is the Bush administration saw their chance to start a war in Iraq, a country that had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11, and call it a war on terrorism. This is the day when not only innocent people in NYC and Washington DC lost their lives, but is considered only the beginning of the continuing body count, a count that has been disallowed by the Bush administration from being shown on national television.
For me personally, this is the day when a former coworker and friend died when his plane slammed into the WTC. leaving behind infant twins. Because I lived in California at the time, I saw the entire attack from beginning to end on television. My friend Nina was stuck in the city downtown and had to walk to Queens over the 59th St bridge to get home to Long Island. Talking to her that night was frightening. Seeing a friend's photographs of that day was literally sickening. This is a day where I started crying and didn't stop for weeks. It was a day when I believe I lost the last vestages of my innocence and my belief that people are basically good. Now I believe that there is a lot of evil in the world, and much of it is based on religion. It doesn't matter what the religion is, there is violence attached to it.
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