The problem with being a blogger on a day like today is that not only has it all been said before, in 10 years you’ve personally probably said it all before. So, on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, what’s left to say?
I can say that I haven’t forgotten about the attacks or forgiven the people who were responsible. Being a member of Al-Qaeda merits a death sentence and I’m not very particular about how it gets carried out. Whether they’re shot, blown up, or hung after a military trial, it suits me fine as long as they’re dead.
I can also say that I’m sick of the people who’ve tried to redefine 9/11 and turn it into some sort of foo-foo community project, quilting bee for peace, or shouldn’t we all feel sorry for Muslims day. I don’t have anything against peace projects, quilts, or moderate Muslims, but none of that really has anything to do with the memory of the people who died. Actually killing members of Al-Qaeda does more to honor the victims of 9/11 than any memorial, quilt, or community project ever could.
Last but not least, it boggles the mind that 10 years after 9/11, there still isn’t a fully rebuilt World Trade Center. Had we built the WTC back bigger and better than ever in just a few years, it would have sent a signal just as big as storming Afghanistan. It would have said, “You can knock America down, but we’ll get right back up.” Instead we have an anti-monument to how much we’ve slipped from past generations of Americans. We built the Hoover Dam in 5 years, but in twice that time, we still haven’t finished a skyscraper. That’s a screaming signal of how wrong things have gone in this country.
That’s it, there’s nothing more to add, other than a message to all the people who lost someone they loved that day — I’m sorry for your loss and I hope you’ve found some peace since then.
Update #1: Come to think of it, there’s one more thing I can say. I still haven’t forgotten or forgiven this and I think about it every time I hear about how we should feel sorry for the poor, pitiful Palestinians.