Why We Can Never Forget, by Kelly Kilpatrick; As time passes, memories fade and people begin to forget the details of what really happened to them regarding the past, whether they were directly involved in an event or not. This is true of many of our memories as human beings, even the most potent and provocative. It has been a little more than seven years since the attacks of September 11, 2001, and although there are daily reminders of the residual effects of this tragedy, many people have put the event out of their minds and become less mindful of our precarious position in the world stage.
When this terrible tragedy occurred, most average Americans would have never thought such an attack would even be possible—especially here on our own soil. That infamous day, however, certainly proved those individuals wrong.
Without making people too cautious or overly paranoid, it is important for us to remember that we felt safe right before this terrible tragedy occurred. We were not prepared, and although we knew that there were enemies of the US out there, we never believed as a society that we would be put directly in harms way.
At this point, we should know better.
Look at all of the signs out there for you to make your decision. Two wars, economic pitfalls, bailouts, infrastructural problems, and a pending regime change. We need to be more vigilant than ever if we don’t want a repeat of what happened seven years ago. Recent attacks in India have made it clear that the world is still a dangerous place.
We really do still have a long way to go if we want to truly feel safe. Until then, making ourselves aware of our surroundings, monitoring our cities for anything unusual, and making sure the authorities are notified if anything suspicious is witnessed are some of the best and most proactive ways to deal with the situation.
There is no reason for another 9/11 to happen again. Security has been tightened, and then loosened up around the country in various places, yet there are still many areas of vulnerability in our country. Above all else, vigilance is necessary to ensure that we do not fall into complacency once again. Look where that got us last time.
By-line: This post was contributed by Kelly Kilpatrick, who writes on the subject of Comcast internet specials She invites your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org