16 years ago today the world went nuts. And it hasn’t recovered. Things have basically been crazy ever since.
Perhaps the saddest thing to come out of the September 11th attacks is the degree to which this country abandoned long held principles in a climate of fear. It was on 9/11 that the surveillance state was really birthed on a domestic level. It was in the wake of the attacks that many Americans just gave up their birthright to dignity, privacy, in some cases due process, and anonymity. (Among other things.) Americans gave up much of their liberty.
Of course not all of us gave up these things willingly.