"What does 9/11 mean, seven years on? What do we make of it now?.... When is it OK to move on?.... Sept. 11 as a segue to recreation. That's how far we have come."
I'm almost got physically ill when I read this piece this morning.
"Years later, a horror so far and yet so close" by Erin McClam, Associated Press | September 7, 2008
NEW YORK - It is not a tidy anniversary this year. Seven years between that awful day and this Sept. 11, the terrorist attacks linger somewhere between the immediate, a conscious part of our days, and the comfortable remove of the distant past. No longer yesterday and not yet history.
What happened seven years ago colors American life today. There are the two wars, of course. But in smaller ways, too: We sing "God Bless America" at the ballpark. We weigh "evil" as a campaign issue. We slip off our shoes at airport security, buy the zip-top bag for liquids and gels.
And yet there is an unmistakable distance now. No one speaks of the "new normal" anymore. All of those things are just normal.
See how the introduction of fascism is accomplished, readers?
All over that FALSE-FLAG, BLACK-BAG JOB by ISRAEL and the CIA!!!!
This Thursday - Sept. 11, 2008 - will be nothing like the first anniversary, when people were allowed, even encouraged, to take the day off work to reflect, when airports were eerily empty, when silence settled over cities.
But it will also be nothing like what life in America was on Sept. 10, 2001, the day before.
What does 9/11 mean, seven years on? What do we make of it now?
Seven years means we are far enough away that Senator Joe Biden can joke in a Democratic debate that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York mentions only three things in a sentence, "a noun and a verb and 9/11," and bring down the house.
Yet we are close enough that video of the towers' collapse - the actual smoke, the crumbling - is so painful it almost never airs anymore, and when it is shown, as in a montage at the Republican National Convention, it is utterly halting.
Yeah, because then the PUBLIC WOULD SEE the CONTROLLED DEMOLITIONS!!!!
No one will forget. But when is it OK to move on?Sept. 11 as a segue to recreation. That's how far we have come.