10 years after 9/11 it is important not only to remember the tragedy, but to reflect on what we so adamantly protect. American Freedom. Freedom to be whoever, whenever, whatever. Freedom of expression. Freedom of ALL religions, creeds, sex, nationality, and colors. Equality and beauty of people, whoever they are.
Muslim Americans are persecuted and judged and mocked for crimes they would never even dream of. A five year old girl or a fifty year old man can be mocked and criticized and chastised. A doctor, a school teacher, your neighbor or your friend are looked upon through a narrow glass of hate.
All for what? Because they have the face of unknown, scary, or threatening?
We need to remember what we are protecting. Our equal rights as American citizens. Believe in others as you believe in yourself.
Stand up for tolerance and peace.
I want to do something productive online. Feel like I got something good out of the last 2 hours. Feel as if I have gained something from this strange intagrated machine so attached to my life.
You can’t cut someone loose anymore. Not completely. “I’m never talking to you again!”, is a thing of the past. The illusive cobwebs of the internet will stick to you.
So I quit Facebook. That’s right, I cut my internet social life’s head off. At least right now it seems that way. But we forget there is so much more than Facebook. We can control how we use the internet.
It won’t always be a 3 ring circus. But right now, the big top is high and the beers are cold. Fueled by the aggressive ringmaster whose fate is surely sealed.