9 thoughts on “September 11

  1. History zooms along. My first child was born in 2001. It occurred to me the other day that 1788 wasn’t really that long ago, with three average lifespans able to span the gap and my life having spanned near 20% of the gap.

    They said 911 would change everything. In practice it changed a few things but mostly life is the same for most people.

  2. One thing I’ve noticed as I get older, is that time moves exponentially. Relative to your life so far, each year is shorter than the one that went before it.

    They said 911 would change everything. In practice it changed a few things but mostly life is the same for most people.

    As far as day to day, things haven’t changed for most. What has changed are people themselves.

    I recall, in the days following the attack, news footage of muslim shop-owners in the US decking out their places with American flags and the like. It’s possible that many – perhaps most – of these were genuine acts of solidarity for their new homeland, but you had a sense that there was a genuine fear of misguided reprisals.

    In the long run though, it seems to be the West who are living on tenterhooks, and constantly falling over themselves not to say or do the wrong thing.

  3. 9/11 has changed global politics substantially and even had an impact on domestic politics. I think it’s result in greater tribalism throughout the world.

    Politics in general doesn’t effect people much. Life keeps rolling.

  4. Alice – nice sentiment but I’m giving JQ his space. You’re free to comment here if you want but you’ll probably get out numbered on the economic issues. I’m sure you’re tough enough. Just try to be polite about any disagreements.

  5. Terje – dont stay away too long then – JQ doesnt need space – he has made a free space which Strocchi calls the sin bin. This isnt my home turf but I will try to stay out of trouble.
    Jarrah even invited me to CAT. Blogs would be boring if we all thought the same way.

  6. Terje- I mean on the conscious level.

    Most people still go to work, come home, watch TV, hug the kids, sleep with the wife, etc whatever a bunch of douchebags in Canberra decide to do.

    10% tax makes a big difference, but it’s an invisible difference. People still spend based around what’s in their pay check.

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