What we all refer to as "9/11" has transcended the norm as far as world-wide events go.
But for me, and perhaps others, the first thing we must approach, in deference to the 'real' 9/11 is recognize that it was a human catastrophe.
How each of us feel, is the foundation of what most of us think.
It seems fitting to me that inaugurating our discussion of the event should be a focus on the human aspect of it.
There will be inevitable digressions, as we are all human (well, that is the assumption
) but in truth, just as few other events in history,
this left an emotional mark on many of us. Our children, and theirs, may not appreciate the depth or breadth of the scars left in the collective
minds of many of us. Surely, those separated by long distances, and little or no real stake in the locality of the events, will be able to enjoy a
detachment that many others cannot. I do not begrudge them their attitude, but I expect similar latitude to be granted to those of us who were
This show will be an exercise in communication (in my opinion) far more than one of fact-finding and theoretical supposition.
With any good fortune at all, we may all come out of the experiment feeling a little better.
Needless to say, I hope we can ascend beyond the need to engage in empty histrionics, and sensationalistic echoes of the grueling months of the MSM
"pounding" on the event. There was much in the way of skewed reporting, and little concern for the dignity of those who truly endured the event
personally, and what they felt and had to say.
[edit on 23-7-2010 by Maxmars]