I just wanted to make sure that, no matter how heavily saturated we are with images and thoughts of the tragedy that befell all freedom loving people in this world a year ago, we could all have a chance to share our thoughts of that day freely, without the confines of the media or corporate, political correct driven discussion.
Also, if anyone would like to send a tribute to someone they knew who died that day OR TO ANY VICTIM OF THIS TERROR, including in Israel, India, the UK, Russia, etc., please feel free. (If you feel that this fourm is the wrong place to do that because of the freedom allotted to people who have no respect for those victims, to vent their hatred and desecrate on their memories, I understand as well)
I was awakened by my roommate at 7 something Pacific time, who was awakened by the cable man who was there to set up our cable. I initially tried to go back to sleep, thinking that I was either having a nightmare or that my roommate was playing an incredibly terrible joke.
When I finally awoke and ran out to see every single channel playing the same scenes over and over again, I stood and stared in shock at the screen for what seemed an eternity before uttering any words. When I finally did, it was something to the effect of "They did it, those bastards. They finally started World War III."
It didn't matter who had done it, I think we al knew that these men did not have different faces, nor agendas, nor reasoning, nor the appreciation for life, art, science, humanity, etc. They just had one thing in common, an inhuman hatred for anything that moved the world forward, and a selfish, sick, twisted need for careless destruction and the Chance to inflict fear amongst the rest of the world.
For the next few days, I spent hours trying to reach everyone I knew in New York, Israel, and everywhere else I had family and friends, making sure they were alright and making sure to tell them that I loved them. I fortunately was very lucky not to have lost anyone dear to me, but I did lose my naivety and belief that our adherence to law and justice should be applicable to these people. It should not, and they should be hunted down like the venemous snakes they are.