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Some thoughts on the events of 2001/9/11

Maybe it's time to state an opinion or two.
First off, I want to say that all day, I have been bothered by the plane crashes. I'm not one that gets disturbed easily, but waking up this morning and seeing everything all in my face like that got to me. Working retail today and trying to act normal was one of the hardest things I have done in a long time.

That being said, I am really afraid of how our country will react to this whole event. I am afraid that because of this one incident, people will panic and things that are important to me will change. I would like to think that's just me being paranoid, though.

A big part of me thinks that people will move on and live their lives and not a whole lot will change except more airport security. At least until people remember that increased airport security costs money and we don't like spending money. then it will return to the way it is. Do people really learn lessons from these things in the long run?

Oh, some other interesting posts about this subject today: nder made a very interesting post, evan made some interesting comments and linked to some interesting posts, aquariah made an interesting friends only post, revjim made the best posts not about the tragedy, and collegegirl made some good points about how people are getting treated because of this.

Anyways, I was listening to James' album laid today. One song really felt, well, right for today.


P.S.

You're a weapon of devotion
Keep the faithful entertained
You're a lover of attention
Found a way to pawn the soul
Disposition may be fetching
But the world moves on and leaves you far behind

I hear you, I hear you, whispering such gorgeous stories
I see you, I see you, trying to break free
You liar, you liar, you can't live the dreams you're spinning
You liar, love to be deceived

You're falling, you're falling, falling from your god-like distance
You're fashion, just fashion, fashion doesn't keep
You're sour, so sour, all is hope and trust is misplaced
You're sour, now you are alone

Walking on fire, feel the way the world's inclining
Walking on fire, hate to deceive
Walking on fire, now the world will keep its distance
Walking on fire, you rather than me

My son says, dear father, what did you do when the world turned over
Keep spinning, keep spinning, send us off to sleep
You liar, you liar, all your words are just dust in moonshine
You liar, love to be deceived

Walking on fire, found a place away from humans
Walking on fire, hate to deceive
Walking on fire, now the world will keep its distance
Walking on fire, you rather than me

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marzipan_pig
Sep. 12th, 2001 01:54 am (UTC)
I am afraid that because of this one incident, people will panic and things that are important to me will change.

nicely put; I think a lot of us are worrying about this sort of thing, which maybe is an unfortunate inevitability.
patrick
Sep. 12th, 2001 02:12 am (UTC)
Something like this could sway the government to rally under G.W. He is the president and one hopes that he will do the right thing, but I don't think I will agree with him on what the right thing to do is.

And if you look at the current polls, people want to fight. This isn't want I want to happen.
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patrick
Sep. 12th, 2001 02:33 am (UTC)
Well, if we get more attacks tomorrow, I'll have to look at my feelings about this whole situation again. It very well could change things.
nder
Sep. 12th, 2001 02:42 am (UTC)
you n me both, pat.
i'm impressed with the effort expended so far, but it does seem half assed.
patrick
Sep. 12th, 2001 03:00 am (UTC)
it's been very effective for a terrorist strike, though. the number of dead is much higher then your average run-of-the-mill terrorist attack.
nder
Sep. 12th, 2001 03:04 am (UTC)
Re:
definitely. but then, maybe that's the point of it.
patrick
Sep. 12th, 2001 03:19 am (UTC)
yea, i suppose that's the point of all terrorist attacks. They just want to hear the big booming voice say "Killing Spree" and see their frag count go really high.
mobley
Sep. 12th, 2001 08:00 am (UTC)
not a whole lot will change except more airport security. At least until people remember that increased airport security costs money and we don't like spending money. then it will return to the way it is

that's so true.
there was a guy yesterday talking about how we used to have
"sky marshalls"
random armed people on planes
just in case of a hijacking.

it scares me that people are so ready to go to war.
collegegirl
Sep. 12th, 2001 08:51 am (UTC)
It scares them, too... that's why they do it. Some can only find solace in a gun. If you kill all the bad guys instead of talking it over with them, more the better.

*sigh*
nder
Sep. 12th, 2001 03:16 pm (UTC)
it's easy for people to think that way when you don't consider outside implications-
you kill someone, they die.
but- they have friends, family, influences, needs, sues. those thigs are affected as well- the web of humanities links is intricate, you can't remove an element and expect the machine to contiue on as it was.

patrick
Sep. 12th, 2001 03:42 pm (UTC)
Actually, we used to use sky marshalls. But it was just too expensive. Hijackings don't happen common enough to justicify them, i suppose.

In europe, sky marshalls are used all the time. But hijackings are more common there, too.
ssamluv1
Sep. 12th, 2001 03:14 pm (UTC)
patrick, i love your Fudge Packer picture!!! omg, love it ;x !! Just in case u didnt see my comment on Brads journal entry..
-kristin
patrick
Sep. 12th, 2001 03:17 pm (UTC)
Yea, it's a good one.
ironmaus made it and it the best lj icon maker in the world. :)
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