Am I alone in thinking that the average American mentality is so grossly absorbed in defeatism and victimhood that we actively choose to parade our tragedies far more passionately than we do our triumphs? As of today, we are the only nation to place men on another celestial body. 66 years ago, we played a significant role in defeating a genocidal, imperialist regime. So why aren't V-E Day and the moon landing holidays, but 9/11 is? Why do we insist on devoting so much energy and media coverage to commemorating an embarrassment instead of going back to work trying to overcome it? Hell, the new building on the site is only to the 80th story, while Dubai finished the tallest building in the world in half the time since 9/11. When will we say enough with the nationwide pity party and work to achieve greatness again?
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"Defeatism and Victimhood..." Not adjectives I'd choose for this day nor our mentality. September 11th was the WORSE attack on our soil ever. Thousands of innocent lives were lost, it changed people forever, scarred others for life. It should have never happened but it did. It effected so many people in so many ways that we SHOULD remember. We should remember how this 'tainted' type of ideological thinking of extremism is and how it devastated not only us but the world. We should remember what we have, what we lost and what we have to be grateful for. We should remember where we went wrong in foreign affairs so we can protect our own in the future. No offense but your post REALLY pissed me off.1
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