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21. Almost a tie between Bush v Gore, Drumphf's Election & J6...
Wed Aug 2, 2023, 07:46 PM
Aug 2023

The first two changed the whole direction of our country.
J6 potentially would have (temporarily*) destroyed our Democracy. (*and then the fight to restore it!)

As a born & bred NYC'r who between '80-'81 worked in South Tower 2 73rd flr NE corner (what a glorious view) that when you look at the jet exploding out of that building it was a floor or two "above us" (the NYS office moved out waaaay before that) - so I know what that drop looked like for those trapped at that area making an unfathomable choice; but I still rank the events above above this.
It was unbelievably horrifying, and Surreal!

Yes, 9-11 did change the country seriously for certain things security related issues. It did make life difficult, even deadly for the ?98+% of moderate Muslins living their lives here, and those perceived to be so.

But the above changed so much more imho.

I'd say, though, that still the assassination of Sen RFK truly altered the direction of our country in uncountable ways that still echo today.

Trump being elected was quite a shock. lees1975 Aug 2023 #1
Same here. It was obvious as hell in 2016 that the orange creature was a ... Martin Eden Aug 2023 #17
I picked the 2000 election, because it led to all the other things. LisaM Aug 2023 #2
I'm in the same camp. Marcus IM Aug 2023 #5
you both have a fair point Recycle_Guru Aug 2023 #9
This. So much this. nt crickets Aug 2023 #12
Or it wouldn't have happened at all. LisaM Aug 2023 #24
I agree. Marcus IM Aug 2023 #27
Other-1996 IIRAIRA stuck in the middle Aug 2023 #3
fascinating read Recycle_Guru Aug 2023 #7
Cool! stuck in the middle Aug 2023 #11
I use to think 9/11 until I saw the POTUS instruct his MAGAT's to Emile Aug 2023 #4
Definitely 911 canetoad Aug 2023 #6
Citizens United by far Ponietz Aug 2023 #8
definitely agree that the case was almost like putting democracy in check Recycle_Guru Aug 2023 #10
Another fine contender to this thoroughly depressing poll. intheflow Aug 2023 #15
I voted 9/11 TheRealNorth Aug 2023 #13
What "9/11 news coverage" are you referring to? brooklynite Aug 2023 #14
it was a compilation video starting from before first plane Recycle_Guru Aug 2023 #16
9/11 was when we invited the security state with an engraved invitation Sympthsical Aug 2023 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author Celerity Aug 2023 #25
I agree--and the first massive war and invasion perpetrated by the US Recycle_Guru Aug 2023 #28
I vote January 6th...while 9-11 had a much greater loss of life...the Republic was not endangered. Demsrule86 Aug 2023 #19
I agree..one thing that made it less shocking Recycle_Guru Aug 2023 #20
It was the second attack. The first ocurred during the Clinton administration. Demsrule86 Aug 2023 #26
Almost a tie between Bush v Gore, Drumphf's Election & J6... electric_blue68 Aug 2023 #21
good points--I purposefully didn't go that far back Recycle_Guru Aug 2023 #22
I get it...I guess (depending on your age) it's like a quiet corner of.. electric_blue68 Aug 2023 #23
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