I'm sick of the U.S. obsession with 9/11. It gave the bogus Bush administration legitimacy. It created the opening that led to the current economic and social disasters.
It was terrible. It wasn't the only terrible thing that people have done to other people, and certainly not anywhere near the worst. More than double the number of American soldiers have died in Iraq and Afghanistan than died that day, and our casualties are small compared to the civilian deaths in the fucking "war on terror" and the numbers of those we've killed. Add our allies' deaths to that, and we've used 9/11 to cause destruction and death on a much larger scale than 9/11 did.
I'm not afraid. Not before, not during, not since, not now. I have spent not a single moment of my life afraid of terrorists, or worked up in determination to enact revenge, to establish what a bully the U.S. is, or in any other dramatic response.
On the other hand, I'm deeply worried about the damage we've done to the nation allowing election fraud, and allowing neo-liberals to control the Democratic Party. I think it's deeper and longer lasting than 9/11.
If I want to contemplate possible terrorist actions and targets, all I have to do is look at the domestic terrorists attacking civil rights, attacking labor, attacking education, attacking social and economic justice...
THOSE are the most dangerous terrorists out there.
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