This thread is a spin-off of the thread that revisits the original postings and memories from the events of 9-11-01.
How much has our world changed since that day?
In the days and weeks after, many people in many countries were united. There was agreement that these types of terrorist acts were inhumane. The President of the United States provided eloquent speeches of how our citizens would rise above the ashes and boldly build a new world, free from terror. USA flags were everywhere.
But as time went on, "situation normal" returned. The Democrats blamed the Republicans, the Republicans blamed the Democrats, Hollywood somehow was also blamed, flags came down, Christian fundamentalists jumped in, countries were invaded, definitions of terrorism and patriotism became mixed.
My question is: Are we WORSE now than before September 11 because of September 11 (and the terror threat) or because of the way we have responded over the ensuing years?