9/11/2018--Some people called the 2016 election, the Flight 93 election. The stakes were high. But people lost their lives on 9/11 and no election is entitled to that title.
Aside from the somber tone of remembering the loss of life, what have been the consequences of that unique event?
I am not sure. The attacks brought tremendous suffering. They led to two unending wars. They militarized our society. And they led to more terrorism.
But are the attacks responsible for where we are today?
President Bush did not use the attacks as an excuse to go after Muslims. He was very clear about that.
The biggest result, aside from the horrible loss of life, was that the opportunity of a that 2001 world were squandered. There was a moment then of the possibility of post-cold war peace and development. 9/11 destroyed that, for sure.
So, R.I.P. my follow countrymen. You are remembered.