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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 01:52 PM
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18. The word "all" is probably not appropriate.
Edited on Sun Sep-11-11 01:53 PM by LWolf
I'm sure many do.

I don't remember much. Since I recognized within 24 hours that 9/11 propaganda was going to be used to legitimize the Bush administration and move our nation forward into war and destruction, I never got caught up in the national moment.

I know I was at home, because I remember my son's phone call telling me to "turn on the fucking tv." I did, I spent 10 minutes on tv, and turned it off. He knew I wouldn't have tv or radio on, since I don't give tv or radio news or talk shows, even inadvertently, any of my time, attention, or electricity.

I'm not sure what I did the rest of the day; I know I was at home recovering from a hospital stay after an accident. I know whatever I was doing, I wasn't afraid, enraged, or calling for revenge. Sympathy for victims and their families? Yes. As much sympathy as I have for the victims of the war on terror on all sides, and their families. As much sympathy as I have for the homeless, the un- or underemployed or paid or educated, the sick, the injured, the disabled, the victims of abuse of any kind, the victims of civil rights violations, the victims of accidents, murders, or lack of health care.

It wasn't something I dwelled on, though, then or since.

I was probably curled up in my chair, drinking some herb tea and reading a book, rest, peace, and quiet being what the doctor ordered for my recovery.
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