nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Letting recovery happen

As we observe the seventh anniversary of the attacks of 9/11, we again hear politicians hurl the familiar "soft-on-terror" charge of having a "September 10 mindset". In truth, no American who experienced the horror of September 11, 2001 will ever again know the luxury of a September 10 mindset. The greater concern is being stuck in a September 12 mindset, unable or unwilling to understand the lessons we've learned since those terrible early days. This is the mindset that undermines America's long-term security.

For a while after 9/11, I felt as though I was stuck in the wrong time line. Now I'm used to being here, and I've concluded that the wrong time line feeling was actually a metaphor for missing how I felt before 9/11.

Link thanks to dglenn. Note: dglenn's primary zine isn't at livejournal any more.

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