...In the months and years following the collapse of those twin towers, another sort of abandonment has commenced. In our horror and shock over the bizarre and unexpected attacks in New York and Washington and the thwarted attempt in Pennsylvania on September 11, a slow unraveling of the people's liberties has begun. From the ambivalence of the Congress, to the pandering nature of media coverage, to the passive attitude of too many of our citizens, we are--all of us--guilty of aiding and abetting a heinous process. ---Robert C. Byrd, in Losing America, 2004.In the five years since 9/11, no longer the aiding and abetting of terrorists is forefront, but rather the daily aiding of hate and submissiveness by the American people.
Monday, September 11, 2006
It is hard for me to consider the 5th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as a TDIH-worthy post. It is even harder for me to put into words the way I feel about what has happened to America since 9/11. So I will instead leave you with the words of Senator Robert C. Byrd:
by Tara A. Rowe at 5:07 AM