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Sat Sep 11, 2021, 08:35 AM

31. Maybe Some

Caught myself watching something on PBS following some of the kids who lost their fathers on 9/11. Most of them had almost no memory of them. Many of them didn't seem to ask a lot of questions about their missing parent. Guess either they've heard too much or didn't want to upset other family members.

To me, that's the day when most politicians ran and hid, our military seemed inept (except those at the Pentagon who had to deal with the attack first hand) and ordinary citizens had to face some of the most horrible experiences war can bring. Instead of holding politicians accountable we just started wars to prevent any self reflection of what the talking heads in Washington had done over the previous decades. Then we squandered trillions of dollars fighting continuous wars and ignoring our citizens health care needs, rising inequity, racial prejudice or taking steps to address climate change.

The 9/11 wars have left a trail of broken soldiers who are severely traumatized by their experiences and some who have become a danger to society. And the politicians who have given us this live in mansions with bank accounts stuffed with millions of dollars (all made on government salaries), make regular appearances on TV justifying their existence and never seem to have one ounce of regret for what they've done.

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