Losing someone personally in that tragedy was horrific. I know many who had such losses. People in the NY region were touched in many ways. And the heroics of people wer stupendous.
Not to take anything away from the loss and pain caused by that event, I am not one to keep celebrating it. These celebrations are not about the useless loss of lives, but about causing a reliving of the fear and vulnerability that stunned us all. And that fear was created, yes created intentionally to push a political agenda by the neocons. We all read the plan in the document Project for a New American Century which Cheney was one of the signers. In that document a plan for taking over this country was laid out with one requirement needed: something of the magnitude of another Pearl Harbor. To effect this coup it would be necessary to scare the public into submission and that was the purpose of 9/11. Sinister, evil, nasty and completely sociopathic.
There. I have said it here and many of you may have never heard these feelings expressed, nor may some of you agree with me. Nonetheless, that is the reality of what happened in this country. While many people still grieve their losses, this country foisted the Patriot Act on us, then Patriot Act II which gave more police powers and reduced our civil liberties. This document and the continued attack on our Constitution has become the common political tendency. It has affected the politics of other countries as well. The Iraq war which was never declared by Congress and that has morphed into wars of aggression and resource stealing in many countries of the world was a goal of the Bush administration. 9/11 was used as the excuse despite that country having nothing to do with that public tragedy. Lies, lies and more lies is all we are fed via the mass media. Thank goodness for all the independent journalists, many of whom lost their lives trying to write truthful information on what was happening. Thank goodness for all the professionals who have devoted 100's of hours researching the controlled demolition of the twin towers + building 7. Remember the 3rd building that 'collapsed' that was never hit by a plane? Thank goodness for all the people who have never succumbed to the propaganda of the mainstream news media which was designed to scare and keep us ignorant.
9/11 for me needed to be a wake-up call to the reality of how far this country has moved away from the intent of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in this country. This tragedy is way more than the immediate loss of lives. It is a major tragedy for the loss of our freedoms and our ability to survive with decency. We should be angry for the lies given us and we should be angry enough to protest the wars which are creating wealth for the 1% and poverty for the rest of us. This is how 9/11 affected me and many others. I wish that everyone who felt pain that day would join in with the many of us who won't settle for the use of this event to destroy us from within.