Because everyone else is, I am not writing about 9/11 today; rather, I choose to write from another perspective. In general, are we safer today than we were on September 10, 2001?
I do not pretend to know the answer to this question but my opinion is that we are NOT safer than we were 14 years ago.
Right now, we have no leadership. We seem to be more divided than we’ve ever been, at least since the Civil War. From my purview, the way to defeat us is to weaken our leadership and create division that could breed anarchy.
Think we are not divided? Think again.
Look at Ferguson and Baltimore.
Look at our politicians. They have become a ruling class, who stick it to us whenever they can or whenever it serves the lobbyists and the people who funded their campaigns. In many ways, it is us versus them as opposed to them working for us!
Look at the division in our beliefs on social issues. We spend our time arguing about “gay marriage” and women’s reproductive rights and religious freedoms. Don’t get me wrong, these are important issues, but, meanwhile, we face $20 trillion (and growing) in debt and $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities.
We are as unstable as ever and if we do not come together (like we were on 9/12/01) to fix the REAL problems this country faces, terrorist attacks will pale in comparison to the ultimate implosion we face.