Let's Turn Back the Clock
By Cassandra D
Remember the feeling we all had back in September, 2001? Remember when we felt unity in our grief and in our anger? Remember that golden hope that perhaps, through this horrible tragedy, the vast majority of the people of the world were united? The hope that we could all work together to make the world a better place? The shameless, honest, humble love of country that we shared? The time when no one would even think to question that all Americans were horrified by the attacks and that all Americans were committed to preventing more attacks? Remember when our flag felt like it belonged to all of us? Remember when the people of the world stood with us?
I despise George W. Bush and his minions for ruining the only good to come of 9/11. I despise them for tearing our nation apart. Osama bin Laden tried to do it but succeeded only in bringing us together. Bush is the one who has turned American against American, and who has turned the nations of the world against ours.
I wish we could turn back the clock. I wish our leaders had taken hold of that moment in history and had made something great of us, and of our nation.
My hope and my prayer is that this black time in our country's history will pass, and that we will be the stronger and the wiser for having lived through it.
This hope that we would remember the unity we felt on 9/11 as the most fitting memorial for that day, and that that remembrance would help heal the terrible rifts among our countrymen, will not be a hope made manifest without a struggle, unfortunately. Seeing that hope dashed is what makes me so terribly angry at ABC/Disney for airing their divisive partisan spin. My hope today is that we can all brush aside their show and the nasty anti-American tendencies it represents, and instead remember the people of our nation coming together in the best of ways.
Let's remember that.
David Letterman comments attack on the U.S. ( 9/11 WTC )