Sunday, January 22, 2012

In the presence of fear

If you turn over the book you see the quote "the time will soon come when we will not be able to remember the horrors of septermber 11 without remembering also the unquestioning technological and economic optimism that ended on that day". This quote provokes a lot of thought in my head. This makes me think of about how the united states is incredibly proud and i can speculate that most americans were not afraid of anything knowing that we were the most powerful people in the world and that no one would mess with us. Our power as a world economy and being one of the most highly developed country made us believe that we were invincible, and that view was changed by a few terrorists. This made me think a lot about how september 11th changed our country and the people that live in it


  1. I agree with you, America has always been viewed as a super power among its people, we have had the this cannot happen to us... not in our country view. Then when it happened it shocked the country as a whole showing that maybe we are not as strong as we thought, ignorance is bliss and now that the truth about being hurt is out we have a lot of changes to make

    1. Luke, I very much agree with what you are saying. I think we as the United States did believe we were invincible and that something like this could never happen to us. Because of our attitude toward not being harmed we extremely caught off guard on September 11.

  2. I agree with you about how September 11th has changed people's lives in the United States. It was a sad thing that happened and hopefully nothing happens like that again.