It should be one of the saddest days of the year. It should be a day for nations everywhere to reach out their arms, enfolding them around America in an embrace of comfort, mercy, understanding, and deep love.
It should be a day for joining with America in remembering the horror, sharing the grief, uniting in comradeship.
It should be a day for the whole world to link arms and re-avow its commitment to common humanity.
But it isn’t.
Because of America’s response to 9/11/2001; because, since that date, the US has committed horrors infinitely more despicable than the attacks of 9/11; because the revenge, the bloodletting, that followed those attacks was so appalling it threw the acts of 9/11/2001 into shadow; because, since 9/11/2001, America has made inhumanity acceptable, and humanity cowardly; because of all these things – and more……
……this date of 9/11 has become a monstrosity. A day best forgotten. A day to feel, not sadness, but guilt at what the human race has become.
History will not remember 9/11 for what occurred on that day. In the years ahead, when all who are now alive are long dead, the story of 9/11/2001 will serve as a mere footnote to the vile and ugly period of human history that followed it; the innocents who died on that day metamorphosed to a cold, dispassioned, statistic.
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