Thursday, July 27, 2006

But Seriously Folks

Ok, there is a 9/11 movie coming out soon, and that had me thinking about what I was thinking at the time. On September 12 I remember thinking that despite all the hub-bub about it being a 'whole new world' I was predicting that ultimately nothing would really change in our day-to-day lives. And I think I was right. Yeah, it is more of a hassle to fly, but unless you do so on a regular basis that's no big deal. Gas is more expensive, but the blood-sucking petro-overlords would have figured out an excuse to do that anyway. The only real difference is that the idiot in the Whitehouse has managed to redefine war so that whatever he wants to call a war is one. So I want you all to tell me if I'm full of shit or not. Is the every day life of John and Jane Q. Public here in the good old U S of A any different than it was five years ago? And are we really any safer now than we were on September 10, 2001?

Being unusually serious,


jacob ellard said...

i think we are less safe now. simply because we've gone and pissed off the rest of the world.

Monkey said...

I am not sure about this. I think we will need historical perspective to answer this question. I do believe the world overall is markedly less safe now than it was before. I also believe we have not yet felt the full effects of that day.

As far as that movie goes, I know I will never see it- or any other 9/11 film. For me, this is not something I want to relive.

keith said...

i agree with jake, further more, the war on terror is like the war on drugs, you don't win it by taking over berlin or killing hitler (like WW2) you win it through education and solving the problems that cause the actions.

in other words you listen to the terrorists.

what really gets me is all this terrorist hate our freedom crap, which for some reason means we have to hate our freedom even more.

but if you listen to the al-queda tapes, they never say that (you don't see them attacking the dutch, they are much more free)

they are angry because we place imperalistic military bases on their sovereign holy ground.

which incidentally is what we are doing in Iraq.

but of course political peity stops us from actually listening and solving the problem.

Anonymous said...

As always, you are full of shit. However, that doesn't mean you're not 100% right about this!

I think the American public has a false sense of security right now (courtesy of Dubya). I think the dangers are just as real and the situation, if anything, is that much more volatile and less stable.
Working in law enforcement may not equal government/military experience, but it is a microcosm of the same world and nothing much has really changed. It's all outward show, nothing concrete.

Puddy love!