posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 07:09 PM
The deliverance of Terror
On september 11, 2001.. a sunny, pleasant day for most of America.. millions of Americans woke up presuming it was just another day. They woke up,
prepared breakfast, whipped up a cup of coffee and sat down to watch the local news. Flick* "TERROR IN THE SKY! Planes crash into WTC and another
into the Pentagon!". The hairs on the back of your neck raise, the curiousity of why, who, and are you in danger rushes through your head. You stay
tuned into your favorite news carrier for hours, call off work, and watch the news all day long, learning every bit of breaking news you can trying to
make amends to what is happening in your beloved Country. For those of us unlucky enough to witness the second plane crashing on tv, and witnessing
the collapse of buildings 1 & 2, over and over and over and over as if it were being hammered into our heads... we were forever changed..
Now, everyday events cue our curiousity and fear. Bombings in some foreign 3rd world country are plastered all over the news, beheadings televised
and readily available all over the internet for viewing, gunfights from the war on terrorism on the news and/or internet, death films of people being
shot, bombed, blown to bits all over the internet. The fire at the oil refinery, the pipe bomb some teenager made, the fire down the street at the
old lady's house.. And not to mention warning after warning after warning of upcoming attacks on the news nearly everyday. We were forever
Before september 11, 2001, our biggest worry was the commute to work, or what color shirt we will wear. Now, everytime you're in a large gathering
of people, you wonder if you'll "be next". Everytime you see an arabian man you quickly magnify him and wonder if he is a suicide bomber.
Everytime you see a plane landing over a large city you wonder if it's really landing. Everytime theres an explosion, you wonder if its a terrorist
attack. The media gobbles up this fear, knowing, that fear mongering sells, and if you're getting people to watch the news, by God, you're making
money and doing something right! We were forever changed..
It's been nearly 3 years since that drastic change in our lives. Liberties have been stripped, Counterterrorism tactics skyrocketed, security
tightened to the point of barely being able to breathe, media has stooped to all time lows. We all know we're still vulnerable. We all know if
'they' wanted to attack us, they will. But in the back of our minds we wonder, "Why the fu ck are you waiting!?". This terror they slammed down
our throats is killing us from the inside out. And they know it. We were forever changed..
Al Queda is not some group of redneck arabs with a little bit of money and alot of nothing to do with it. They've planned this attack for years.
They knew exactly how we'd reacte and they were prepared for us to attack back. They knew how our media would cover this attack, the why's when's
and how come's to the point of scaring us into denial. Al Queda killed 3000 people and invoked terror into the world's strongest nation. Not one
civilian in this country can rightfully and truthfully say they are not scared of the future. Scared everytime they go in public, scared everytime
they see even and inkling of suspicion. We were forever changed..
Thousands of Americans die everyday. Numbers we can't even comprehend. They always have, and they always will. But on one day, by killing 3000
people, a group of men demoralized a great nation. Posters of these 3000 victims were made, monuments dedicated to them made, specials broadcasted on
the news about these victims were run. But the same number of people (or more) die on a daily basis and we don't care. We were forever changed..
In one single day, we went from properous unguided individuals to doom gloomers and scary story tellers. Our media is fueling the biggest terror the
world has ever witnessed, in sense not just scaring the civilians of America, but fueling the fires of diplomatic pressures between countries that are
ready to go to war. In sense, fueling the next World War between a multitude of countries that have been ready to shoot for years, but would not in
the sense of being a trouble maker. The terror thats shooting across this world by over zealous media is causing tensions to rise.
And deep down inside, the generations that did not witness the WWII are hoping for WWIII. The tensions in one country affects another. A haystack
of countries abroad are on the verge of collapse and turmoil. Another haystack of countries are at the brink of war. And somewhere in the middle of
the haystacks is YOU, the needle, hoping to be found and knowing this all has to happen, and is going to happen if you like it or not. The tensions of
this world will not fix itself. The old saying of history repeats itself is oh so very true at this very moment. Our world is a mess, and the only
thing thats going to fix it is the realization that we're all being a bunch of idiots by killing millions of our men and women fighting over things
that don't really matter. Al la World War.
I'm a member of several rather large forums. I read to my hearts content. I post when I feel the urge to comment, but in the most sense, I keep
quiet and just learn what I can, and dismiss what I tell myself to be false. On occasion I argue my point. But the influx of predictions, gore
stories, hopes and wonders of great catastrophies has come to a boiling point. It seems as if every person in this nation secretly hopes for some
huge attack. We all know we would never tell another human being about our hopes and dreams of death, but, behind the anonomity of the internet, we
can... and we do.
If the anonomity of the internet shows the truth we're all hiding from public is a sense of what this nation truly believes, then it's quite
apparent that something nasty has to happen to fix this mess we've dug ourselves into.
"A collective mind creates a problem, and that problem can only be fixed when the collective realize it was them that caused the problem."
We will be forever changed..
[edit on 31-7-2004 by rwsdakota]
[edit on 31-7-2004 by rwsdakota]