A reader of my literary works had some thing to say that made me ponders. This reader who is only sixteen year old, someone who wasn’t even born when 9/11 took place pointed out something I never thought about.
There seemed to have been much more social progress made after Pearl Harbor than after 9/11.
Usually such a great national tragic prompt us to improve. Become more innovative, not dig our heels in and trying to reenact the unhelpful old ways. Mourning a time that needs to be forgotten and the country move forward by setting an example that we are still a can-do nation.
I read accounts and compared notes of progresses which took place after World War II and to my generation it seems as thus after 9/11 the country went backward in progress. As if trying to recapture an earlier era.
After World War II the nation moved forward in leaps and bounds unseen since Reconstruction. Leaps and bounds mean rapidly, or in fast progress. The social progress were quick and useful.
I can’t help but wonder why things went backward instead of forward? The way we have been behaving as of the last twenty years is no way to honor those who died on that regrettable day.
This is just my two cents. 🙂