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-We lost ground over the last 10 years in every meaningful way. We are no longer the land of limitless horizons and eternal expansion. And deep down everyone knows it.
-Ten years ago, American institutions from the Military to the Stock Market seemed robust. You might not like them, but nobody would argue they were weak. Today...these "hallowed institutions" have all the gravitas of a rodeo-clown collective....and deep down everyone knows it.
There is a sadness to the 9-11 anniverary that goes beyond the events of the day itself. People are mourning something that died in America...something that died and has never been properly buried, and is now smelling a little pungent. We aren't allowed to mourn for that dead thing...so we pretend to be mourning 9-11. But what we are really mourning is the death of the idea of America we all grew up with...and know we will never see again.