a fair and balanced birdthing (raaven) wrote,
a fair and balanced birdthing

Thoughts on the aftermath

So it's beginning to occur to me that not all that much has changed in the american world since September 11th.

Don't misunderstand, we've all taken a severe emotional blow... but
the visible lives of only a very few have undergone drastic & horrible changes. For the rest of us, I think that the changes are all internal...and less...definable.

People are suffering from depression. Many are suddenly questioning what to do with their lives, even if they had it all mapped out before. People are moving into the city, people are moving out of the city. People are stalled out on the way to their goals.

Has our outlook as a country changed? Should it? Is John Q. Public any more aware of the world around him than before, or is he just more suspicious of people with accents? Will american/world politics & foreign policy change in any significant way as a result of these events?

I think that I'm disturbed by the fact that I can see no visible change in the american psyche. Life grinds inexorably on, sure, and I expected that...but shouldn't we as a country have re-evaluated, shifted...changed in some obvious way?
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