I really hope that in 5 years, the 20th anniversary of 9/11/2001 that we as a country will have finally put 9/11 behind us. What I mean is, every tear that falls from our cheek, and every inconvenience at the airport is a win for the terrorists. By 2021, young people will be entering college, the young people from 2001 will hopefully not carry the fear, sadness, and hate we currently have in our hearts.
But today isn’t September 11, 2021. It’s 2016 and the world is still sad. We need to get over this the best that we can. I was 16 when this happened. I was in Texas in a computer class, and the world changed that day. Since then, President Bush went to war with the wrong country and went after the wrong man. Our skies were briefly emptied as we ramped up security, During President Obama’s first term Osam bin Laden, leader of Al Queda, was taken out by Navy Snipers in Seal Team Six, and in recent years there have been brand new terrorists with brand of the Islamic faith known as ISIS and there have been attacks in other countries.
I was 16 when our world changed. I want the world to change back. Will a Trump presidency help that, or will we get a plane rammed into Trump Tower? Will Hillary, whose husband President Bill Clinton could have detained bin Laden during his term, be our answer? A woman who her, with Preisdent Obama voted for the war in Iraq? I honestly think that neither will heal us.
I remember trying to call my father after I pieced everything together, especially once the pentagon had been hit, considering that he worked for a large oil company in Houston.
We have to find ways to prevent tragedies like this from happening. Since it was the Jet Fuel leaking into the building that destroyed the support structures, hopefully we will be able to build taller buildings that are even stronger. Hopefully they will make even better escape plans in new buildings. Hopefully we will be able to find an alternate energy source for planes. Hopefully our airports will go back to normal. Hopefully we can stop spying on our own citizens and our allies.
Hoping for a better future is nice. Today is 15 years into the future from the event, and I don’t like where we are as a country. I want my country back from fear.