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September 11th will come every year forever. [Sep. 11th, 2019|03:56 pm]
kyle cassidy
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My posts about 9/11 are now ninteen years old. It's hard to think. And that I've had this blog for that long. There are three posts, one from the Pentagon the week of the attacks, one from the World Trade Center site, and one from Shanksville PA, slightly later. I think the thing I wonder most now, after all this, is if you could ask those hijackers now, "do you think you made things better?" What would they say?


You can read them here.
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[User Picture]From: mhaithaca
2019-09-11 08:09 pm (UTC)

I started my LiveJournal in the weeks after 9/11, and while I talked about it on and around the anniversary several times, I had a filter set up to avoid showing those posts to friends who'd expressed a preference not to see them.

These days, I mostly keep my commemoration to myself, and try to select a neutral Facebook cover photo for the day.
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[User Picture]From: i
2019-09-11 09:35 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure their intention was to "make things better". I wonder if George W. Bush thinks his response to 9-11 "made things better"? Next year people will vote for president who weren't born yet when the attacks happened. I wonder how the changes that have happened during their lifetimes will inform their votes, if they participate at all?
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[User Picture]From: tripleransom
2019-09-11 10:07 pm (UTC)
I imagine they would answer that it didn't matter whether it made things better or not, it was the Will of God that impelled them.
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