There seemed to have been much more social progress made after Pearl Harbor than after 9/11.

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. 🙂

Sand slipping through fingers

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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6 Responses to There seemed to have been much more social progress made after Pearl Harbor than after 9/11.

  1. Honey, the only thing I can say about your true assessment of the social acclimated we live in that we are a different people. Than we were 12/7/41. You are right. Our behavior as a nation has not been honorable to those who died 9/11. Hopefully, your generation rise up and do better.


  2. Leah says:

    Thanks for posting my question. The thought came to mind as I was watching the 9/11 memorial ceremony. All I have seen are people going at each other all time over petty things.

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  3. Zevia says:

    People belonging to various groups calling themselves so called ‘Patriotic ‘ groups were allowed to run unchecked in the name of defending the country when all they really want to do was promote behaviorism that promoted racist behavior. These people who we later called Trumpers sort of took over and we the public let them.

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