9/11

My Generation Inherited the Aftermath of 9/11

Coming of age after the attacks.

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In the dead of summer in 2005, my family moved to a small town near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Flight 93 crashed in a clearing there a few years earlier, killing all 44 people on board. We set out to visit the memorial that had sprung up at the site.

The feelings from that day have stuck with me far longer than the fine points. I remember the thick silence. I remember how makeshift the whole thing seemed. Flowers, flags, and photographs were pinned to a chain-link fence in the middle of the field, much of the memorabilia weathered. I didn't quite know why we were all there.

On that day in Shanksville, my first interaction with the aftermath of 9/11, I was five years old.

I have no memory of September 11. Neither does nearly one-fifth of the country. What Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and the Silent Generation all ranked in a 2016 Pew Research Center poll as the single most impactful event of their lifetimes is just out of reach for those of us in Generation Z. In large part, people my age connect to the attacks more through the security and surveillance overhauls they sparked than the day itself.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is perhaps the most visible of the homefront measures. I took only three flights as a baby before the agency's November 2001 creation. My parents and grandparents tell me that you could once greet people right at the gate. You didn't have to show up hours before departure. You could keep your shoes on in the security line (and calling it a security line might've even been a stretch).

As I travel now, that world is as foreign to me as the time when you could still smoke on planes. In some sense, these new annoyances are easier to stomach since I've never known travel without them. On the other hand, it's hard to see why an agency long proven ineffective continues to plague a generation that wasn't in the room when it came into existence.

The TSA has a weapons detection failure rate of somewhere between 70 and 95 percent, even as the government gives it billions of dollars to fulfill its seemingly straightforward mission. The biggest hassles I've had in TSA care have centered not on my transporting anything particularly weaponlike, but on a wooden elephant figurine, an umbrella, and a packet of chili powder. There hasn't been another 9/11 in my lifetime—not even close. But that's because most travelers are simply safe, not because the eagle-eyed TSA has been effectively quashing threats since 2001.

Being so removed from the 9/11 attacks, it's difficult for me to grasp how they galvanized the country. But even a forensic look shows how unifying the desire for security was. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, over 70 percent of Americans surveyed by USA Today and Gallup feared that another terrorist attack "causing large numbers of American lives to be lost" would be somewhat or very likely "in the near future." Nearly 60 percent of respondents feared they or a family member would become a victim of terrorism. Even if the attacks were far away from most Americans, they felt close.

It's no wonder to the Gen Z eye that agencies sprung up to quell those fears. Post-9/11 creations like the TSA devoted themselves to maintaining fear and promising success, though the evidence behind both has been shaky. Taken with the other initiatives meant to keep us safe—from government surveillance of communications to our military campaigns abroad, and the massive costs we've incurred to fund them—my generation has grown up in a country fundamentally less free, and far more burdened, than the one my parents and grandparents knew.

Gen Z is better connected to the world than any generation before us, both physically and digitally. We can travel just about anywhere, talk to just about anyone. That openness necessarily comes with risks. But Gen Z never got to choose between safety and liberty.

President Joe Biden, to his credit, seems to recognize the senselessness of sending yet another generation of young Americans to die in an unwinnable conflict. There could one day be kids who haven't lived the majority of their lives in a country at war, as my peers and I have. The year I was born was the only one in which the U.S. was officially at peace in my life. With time and distance from the loss of 9/11, we can finally turn a critical eye to what we've lost militarily and realize that we have little left to gain.

The domestic damage is deep and dispersed. Those costs are harder to identify, and harder still to undo. Seeing the TSA simply as mundane, if annoying, masks what it has come to represent. Government action taken during an emergency will almost always outlive the emergency itself. The post-9/11 generation has only known a world shaped by fear-based governance. Every inch given has turned into a mile taken.

There have been no temporary responses to 9/11 in my life—only those that constantly hum in the background, seemingly without beginning and perhaps without end. Tens of millions of us can only mourn alongside the people who truly remember. The memory of 9/11 is no longer as unifying as it once was, but the loss of freedom it brought is something that we all share.

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  1. “President Joe Biden, to his credit, seems to recognize the senselessness of sending yet another generation of young Americans to die in an unwinnable conflict.”

    Likely no, he’s not even sure where his pudding is. I wouldn’t put any faith in him, or his merry band of psychopaths running the show. Remember a bunch of Bush neocons jumped to the dem party and voted for him.

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    2. Would rather have a senile old president who will at least admit he can be wrong(although Biden rarely does that) than a senile Orange president who thinks he’s right about everything.

      Also Trump’s treason tips the scale toward Biden too.

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          1. I think he was pretty clear that the issue is the point of origin.

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                1. Well that’s just like your opinion man.

                    1. Hey Nazi:
                      What does “river to the sea mean?”

                      How have I lied or been libelous?

                    2. Oh FFS, Buttplug. When have you not.

                    3. Examples?

            2. To begin with, you give Biden credit for withdrawing in September, but don’t mention that _first_ he canceled Trump’s plan to withdraw in May! Doing something several months slower and still fucking it up in every possible way deserves condemnation, not praise.

      2. I’d rather have the guy who’s the least wrong, but maybe that’s just me.

          1. How can you look at yourself in the mirror after fluffing that useless old man?

            1. I’m not fluffing him. I didn’t vote for him and he’s done a crap job.

              I still prefer him to Trump and his traitor followers.

              1. How is the internet at the public library redneck?

    3. Perhaps Fiona is just young and not as hopelessly stupid as that take suggests. Here is a man that was fully on board every metaphorical and physical war that was presented to Congress over his decades in tenure there. In Afghanastan he was presented with two bad choices: follow Trump’s lead or double down on two decades of disaster. He chose a third and more awful path by trying to do both and neither simultaneously for purely symbolic reasons. But at least he got his photo OP over the caskets of dead servicemen.

    4. I’m curious about what he’s going to talk about tomorrow, to try and deflect attention from this stinking turd. Approval below 40, per YouGov. Which is flabbergasting for a D President.

      About as curious to see what horrific commemoration of 9/11 we’ll see, this Friday and Saturday.

    5. Except he did it to hand Afghanistan and it’s Lithium over to the CCP which owns him.

      1. Chou Bai Den.

        Actually the junta board members of Alphabet, Facebook, Disney and Apple own the withered old fool, but their goals match the CCP’s.

  2. Hm. It’s been that long, hasn’t it.

    One time in the 80s I was doing the parental shuffle, and was into model rocketry at the time. Naturally I wanted to take my favorite build with me, but it would have gotten beaten to shit in regular baggage. So I took it in my carryon. Caused a bit of a scene. Had to explain that it was merely a cardboard tube with balsa fins, paint, and decals. I’m like 10 and lecturing the security guy. Too funny.

    I don’t even want to imagine what would happen if some kid tried to do that today.

    1. Did you have any of the engines with you? Because that would be awesome.

      1. I was smarter than that.

        1. Really? So what happened? The booze, right?

    2. It has been a long time. It’s good to read an article from the perspective where everything since has been taken as always assumed. Very different from the perspective of what have we lost.

      I remember my first airplane flight after 9/11 – from Boston to OK I think. Before TSA and all. I was a muscular guy and was approached by a flight attendant before boarding. To suss out whether I would get involved if necessary. Of course I said yes and got upgraded to aisle seat in first class. All those aisle seats in first class were basically me – linebacker builds with a bit of berserker.

      Could’ve turned into a profiling type problem I guess. But there was something very reassuring about this potential problem being handled by a pretty random self-organized group of people. We loaded first and you could see it in the eyes of other passengers boarding later. No one was going to get through to the cockpit. Period.

      I still wish we had approached the ‘homeland’ (I still hate that word) security challenge that way. Instead we were told someone else will take care of the problem. Just stand in line and don’t worry your pretty little head. Go shopping. That’s the way we will beat the terrorists who apparently hate us for our malls (or now online checkout and free delivery options).

      1. “Muscular “
        Fuck off.

      2. Um, I have no idea of what you are talking about.

        1. No surprise I guess. People seem to forget that when the skies opened up after 9/11 virtually all planes flew empty for many weeks. It was very clear that airplane travel would cease to exist absent a serious visible immediate effort to reassure people (or at least frequent travelers) that flying could be safe again.

          My experience was what some airlines actually did in the window between 9/11 and when TSA ramped up operations.
          It could have been a different approach going forward. You’d think libertarians would get this – hell Ron Paul was one of only a half-dozen critters who voted against TSA. But apparently not.

          1. Ron Paul and baby Paul are both card-carrying, dues-paying, straight-ticket-voting Republican girl-bulliers. Tarbrushing the Libertarian Party as if they were us is a cheap smear tactic by desperate Prohibitionists on a gurgling, subsidized, sinking hulk.

      3. I was a muscular guy… approached by a flight attendant… To suss out whether I would get involved if necessary…. basically me – linebacker builds with a bit of berserker”

        Hahaha, oh wow!
        JFree, internet tough guy. I bet she asked you to trip them with your giant dick too, right JFree?

        How did you turn from giant “linebacker” to the paunchy, skinny-fat little weasel that you are today.

        1. It was actually the conversation he had in his mind after the stewardess told him that no, they do not carry Pedialyte.

    3. Heh…~30 years ago I mailed homemade fireworks, including salutes that would’ve been classed as “destructive devices”, to a libertarian friend in another state. I didn’t use a mailbox near my home, and I put on a phony return address, and she got them. Previously I’d mailed her components of bubble bath, including liquids, but I assured the clerk they were non-hazardous. But another time I sent her (forget how, USPS or UPS) pressurized cans of soap. These were all to amuse her and her kids.

  3. >>President Joe Biden, to his credit, seems to recognize the senselessness of sending yet another generation of young Americans to die in an unwinnable conflict.

    GenZ fails to understand (D) is the corporatist warmonger party and (R) its little brother who knows nothing different.

  4. >But Gen Z never got to choose between safety and liberty.

    Don’t kid yourself, neither did GenX.

    Never let an emergency go to waste. Especially at the end of 2001 when the loudest voices in the media were screaming to find out who to blame for not stopping the terrorists. And, trust me, I recall they were blaming all the intelligence and governmental agencies, not, you know, terrorists.

    And, as usual, once an agency exists it grows, gets unionized, seeks more power, and the next thing you have to have pictures of yourself taken that can see through your clothes before you can use a private company to travel from one place to another.

    Want to stop the next 9/11? Lock the cockpit door. Done. The rest is just make-work for the unionized TSA.

    1. Want to stop the next 9/11?

      IIRC, one study suggested the best way is to issue every boarding adult a baseball bat.

        1. If there were as little as one handgun and the will of someone to use it on each of those planes, 9/11/2001 would have heen just another day.

          Even the suicidal 19 hijackers would have known that they would go to Allah without the blood of the Kuffir on their hands and they would have reconsidered.

        2. Or one copilot willing to take the fire-axe out of the bracket in the cockpit and use it, backed up by 8 passengers with hard-sided briefcases or heavy hardcover books and the willingness to swing them as weapons. Boxcutters are effective weapons only when the victims are sheep – but the government had spent the last 30 years training travelers to be sheep.

      1. + Flight 93, and about 90 minutes of warning.

        1. We’re now going on 20 years of warning, so that part is more than covered. The reason the other 3 hijackings were successful is no one expected a suicide attack. Now that’s the ONLY thing we expect

      2. How about a ball and gloves, so they could have fun in flight?

    2. I doubt there will ever be another successful hijack in the US. 9/11 changed the rules.

      1. That was my point.

        The hijackers got on with box knives, which were allowed in carry on, and into cockpits which were unlocked.

        The protocol at the time was to let hijackers have what they wanted and negotiate with them when they plane landed.

        All of that changed. Locked doors to the cockpits means no takeover. And, if you stand at the front of a plane with a box knife and say “Take me to Cuba” people won’t say OK. They know terrorists are suicidal, so they will jump your shit and tie you to a seat, then they’ll be queued up in the aisle to beat the shit out of you like the folks calming the hysterical lady in Airplane.

        1. They know terrorists are suicidal, so they will jump your shit and tie you to a seat, then they’ll be queued up in the aisle to beat the shit out of you like the folks calming the hysterical lady in Airplane.

          ^

        2. I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.

          1. Excuse me, sir, but I speak jive.

            1. lay em down and smack em yak em.

        3. Did the French write the pre-9/11 airplane security policy or what?

        4. And I believe that happened a couple of times after 9/11. Someone on a flight got unruly and passengers stomped him into submission.

          1. Remember the picture of the Shoe Bomber Richard Reid right after his arrest? Split nose, black eye… people were definitely not gentle in dissuading him that day.

    3. Don’t kid yourself, neither did GenX.

      Yeah, when I read:

      On the other hand, it’s hard to see why an agency long proven ineffective continues to plague a generation that wasn’t in the room when it came into existence.

      My first thought was, “Welcome to taxation *with* representation, kid.”

  5. The US hasn’t been ‘officially’ at peace since before my *parents* were in elementary school. The Korean conflict still doesn’t have a peace treaty.

    1. Peace is for Pussies.

    2. You have to define “peace”. In my lifetime the Pax Reagana was probably the most peaceful time in American history, at least in regards to deeply entrenched ongoing conflicts with regular casualties being produced.

      Clinton, despite my criticisms of him didn’t do too badly either. But he wasn’t the pacifist his base thought he would be.

      1. Clinton stuck us in Kosovo and bombed people in Serbia with no national interest at stake. At least he didn’t send in troops. He also bombed Iraq on impeachment day to show how vital he was. The dems would have been better off convicting him in the Senate.

        1. Clinton bombed the ChiCom embassy in Belgrade. I approved of that. Don’t think it was an accident.

        2. My memory recalls National Guardsmen being sent to the Balkans for the better part of a year.

    3. Yeah, but it didn’t have a declaration of war either, so where does that leave us?

  6. There have been no temporary responses to 9/11 in my life—only those that constantly hum in the background, seemingly without beginning and perhaps without end. Tens of millions of us can only mourn alongside the people who truly remember. The memory of 9/11 is no longer as unifying as it once was, but the loss of freedom it brought is something that we all share.

    Well, as long as some members of your generation share that attitude, there’s some hope for us yet. You just have to remember three little words: “Government is asshole”.

  7. Dubya gave an excellent speech days after 9/11. He had the highest approval rating ever at over 90%.

    By the time he and Dickless Cheney slivered out of the White House that approval rating was only 22% – the lowest ever for any POTUS by far.

    The Bushpigs did everything wrong for over seven years.

    Good to be back Peanuts. I’ve been out of town for days. I’m sure you all missed me.

    1. With every bullet so far.

      1. Why are you so hostile, Peanut?

    2. One of your trials begin?

    3. Reminder that Buttplug is AmSoc and he hasn’t been anywhere.

      https://reason.com/2021/08/31/americas-longest-war-is-over/#comment-9076679

  8. But Gen Z never got to choose between safety and liberty.

    This is incorrect. You can always choose between safety and liberty. Or has the last 22 months taught Gen Z nothing?

    1. The generation that brought you mosh pits, MMA, big wave surfing, skateboarding, base jumping, helicopter bungee jumping, free diving, free climbing, raving, free basing, snowboarding, and parkour never, before COVID, sat you down and taught you that you can choose between safety and liberty? And that’s their fault?

      1. That’s mostly Boomers or earlier but I’ll give you raving and parkour so you can feel special. It’s just like how the Boomers thought they invented all the shit that came from the Silent generation.

        1. Gen x invented rock and roll, granted it took a time traveling DeLorean

      2. The generation that brought you mosh pits, MMA, big wave surfing, skateboarding, base jumping, helicopter bungee jumping, free diving, free climbing, raving, free basing, snowboarding, and parkour

        But enough about my generation.

    2. Almost the entirety of gen z demanded the shackles of liberty be tossed in favor of promised security from politicians they claimed to not trust. Not picking on them, just same as it ever was. They had choice, they chose poorly.

  9. President Joe Biden, to his credit, seems to recognize the senselessness of sending yet another generation of young Americans to die in an unwinnable conflict.

    It’s too bad the man with 50 years in the US senate didn’t recognize that in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007… shall I go on?

    I wonder if there was another president who put in a concrete timeline for pulling out of Afghanistan.

    1. Yeah, they only had to kill 7000 Gen X and Millenials first.

  10. The post-9/11 generation has only known a world shaped by fear-based governance. Every inch given has turned into a mile taken.

    So Gen Z should be the best hope for a moderately libertarian future, am I correct? Or at least one that recognizes the excesses of expansive government overreach, and miles taken from inches and will then produce a solid voting record of reversing that trend. Time will tell.

    1. Well, after withdrawal from Vietnam, it took 5 more years for the Reagan revolution to show up. Taking that as a minimum, whoever GenZ puts in the White House in 2028 should be our standard bearer.

    2. It is clear to everyone other than John Bolton and Lindey Graham that we have Jumped the Shark with dumbass wars due to the Vietnam/Iraq/Afghan debacles.

      1. Korea was a “police action”– a legal fiction dreamed up by Harry S. Truman.

        1. Which set the standard for every undeclared war ever since. I doubt Congress will ever actually declare war again, not when they can just pass an AUMF and leave it all to the president

  11. The Elizabeth Holmes trial is starting.

    She is hot, I don’t care what any of you Peanuts say. And the fact she is a criminal makes her hotter. It is like a Jodi Arias thing.

    1. She is hot

      No she’s not. She’s not unattractive, but she’s not hot. And as an internationally noted heterosexual male, I’m well capable of separating attractive from personality. For instance, I don’t give two shits what the commenters here say, AOC is damned easy on the eyes. Damned easy. I just am in general agreement that she should shut up, sit there and look pretty.

      But back to Holmes, she’s like a 6. And when she opens her mouth, she drops to a 4. Not because she has a deep voice, but because she has a FAKE deep voice which is incredibly off-putting.

      1. The fact that Holmes put on a con with that voice and the Steve Jobs imitation makes her an easy 9. I’m from the tech world and we LOVE chicks like that. Now the con is to go without makeup as a “victim”.

        I agree that AOC is a siren though.

        1. Holmes only got as far as she did because the media (and the financial media in particular) creamed their jeans over the fact that they finally had a female tech billionaire in a sea of dudes– low testosterone as they may be.

          I don’t consider myself some kind of sage who saw the future of Theranos, but as she was on her meteoric rise, hers was the TED Talks that put me off TED Talks. Something smelled rotten, and I remember starting to seek out articles that were asking questions about her operation, and a few early people were. But she continued to skyrocket into the stratosphere because Grrrrrrrrrrrlll Power.

          While watching her TED Talks I thought she had TERRIBLE stage presence, I was literally wincing through her speech.

          1. Interesting.

            I’d like to see a list of her investors. I watched a Hulu documentary on her and didn’t recognize any they mentioned.

            for instance, Bill Gates is in on the great stuff like SDGR – Schrödinger.

            Holmes took the low hanging fruit.

            1. The HBO documentary was done well. Very well.

          2. “Holmes only got as far as she did because the media (and the financial media in particular) creamed their jeans over the fact that they finally had a female tech billionaire in a sea of dudes– low testosterone as they may be.”

            This. They were so desperate to anoint the Female Steve Jobs…in an industry slightly less hostile than the NFL to the participation of women in the competition therein.

            Fooled a lot of bright people. I’m impressed George Shultz’s kid had the sand to call her on her bullshit.

            1. And it almost ruined him. But he stuck with it. Now he’s a hero in the media. The media that made Holmes a star.

      2. Agreed that she’s a slightly more attractive Chelsea Clinton. Disagreed about your unfettered ability to separate attractiveness from personality. See Amber Heard.

        1. Amber Heard.

          Overrated. Depp could have done way better.

  12. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

    GOP creation.

    That and the Fatherland Security department called DHS.

    It’s when Soros went anti-GOP-Fascism.

    1. Oh bullshit, the Democrats were creaming themselves over nationalizing an entire industry, turning all its employees into civil servants. Not only do the Democrats stand behind the TSA with full-throated support, they’re expanding its entrenched status.

      Or are you some Zoomer who was too young to remember then-senator Hillary Clinton’s slobbering press interview about her support for the creation of the TSA?

      1. No, I recall Hillary’s war strap-on very well.

        Fittingly it is what lost the 2008 primary to Obama. HIL THE WAR MONGER!

        1. Obama was the war monger and continued wars of aggression and expanded them to Libya, Syria, oh yeah and also droned civilians and then LIED about that to Congress etc. All while ramping up domestic spying of civilians, the press and politicians, all while keeping kids in cages and so on.

          He was the perfect tool for the Bush neocon CIA and military to keep their power base, all while his voters and the propaganda media bootlickers slobbered all over him. Why the fuck do you think they keep trying to hump him? Their little presidential prop named Biden is just convenient to keep up the grift.

          The democrats and the neocon converts to leftism are the architects of our destruction. Voting for them is treason.

          1. Shut your blowjob-hole, you fucking homo.

            There never was a war in Libya or Syria where US troops went in.

            Killing your jackass pal Qaddaffi was a good thing.

            1. Sounds like you want a date with Tony, faggot.

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  13. Sorry kid, we Boomers fucked up big time.

    Personally, I figured to lets the wusses have their tantrum and that nothing would come of it. I was wrong. I didn’t realize how much of the country was willing to be sucked into bin Laden’s plan and throw it all away.

    Sincere apologies.

  14. I have no memory of September 11. Neither does nearly one-fifth of the country. What Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and the Silent Generation all ranked in a 2016 Pew Research Center poll as the single most impactful event of their lifetimes is just out of reach for those of us in Generation Z.

    Ha! 9/11 pales in impactful-ness to the OJ white Bronco chase.

  15. My parents and grandparents tell me that you could once greet people right at the gate. You didn’t have to show up hours before departure. You could keep your shoes on in the security line (and calling it a security line might’ve even been a stretch).

    I don’t remember security lines before 9/11. Just waiting to check bags and then to board the flight. Your parents and grandparents didn’t tell you we could once SMOKE on the airplane? If you fly a lot and end up on an older plane it may even still have ashtrays built in to the rear seats. I’ve flown on one or more that did in the past decade.

    1. Fiona, we weren’t at peace the year you were born. There was an ongoing air campaign over Iraq between the 2 Gulf Wars. We ran it with some European partners out of a base in Saudi Arabia. Our occupation of Saudi Arabia was the primary (stated) motive for 9/11. George W Bush will be the worst president of your lifetime even if Kamala launches a Final Solution to the MAGAt question between giving blowjobs to the CCPC.

    2. There were sometimes long security lines before 9/11

      Once I was waiting in line when some fucktard ran up the escalator at Intercontinental (IAH) past the stupid black woman working the “security” and that pushed all us fools out the door as they swept the entire concourse of Terminal C. Missed my connection.

  16. Most travelers were simply safe on 9/11 too. It took less than two dozen with evil intent to throw everything all to hell.

    The actual reason why something similar has not occurred is that passengers now know they cannot allow a hijacking to go unchallenged because of what happened on 9/11. The people on Flight 93 were the first to reason that out.

    1. They were the last free Americans. They may have died, but they went down free and fighting.

  17. The author laments her world is tainted by something she never experienced. Well cupcake, believe it or not, there was life before you. And some of us learned a very heart breaking lesson that day. And we will never forget even if inconveniences you. We had people actually die, not just merely be hysterically offended by an in-perceivable micro aggression (like your generation). They say those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. I shudder to leave this country in the hands of such incompetent fools.

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  19. Started with a lie. There was NO plane at Sh,ville. No dead body.. not a single passenger or crew, no baggage, wreckage, no engines.. all swallowed up by mother earth. There were NO planes.. period. Tower strike plane? No Boeing airliner can fly at a sea level speed of 580mph, without ripping off its wings and tail, and in any case needing 4X the engine power to reach that speed. Can the author explain where were the 2 massive 1500 foot central cores, with their lifts, shafts and motors, as NIS assured us the floors had ‘pancaked’ Not in any photo! Or where were the 2X 100 meter high piles of rubble from the collapsed buildings, which the laws of physics tell us MUST BE there? Those should have taken 4 years to dismantle, not done 4 hours overnight, and illegally, without the needed investigation. Search ”9/11 Hologram Plane Theory – Bill Cooper RIP Nov 5 2001′

  20. I remember hopping out of a cab in Dallas with a guitar case and literally sprinting through the airport all the way out to the gate to buy a standby ticket to San Francisco. This was 1968, when “we” were already bombing women, kids, houses and villages on the other side of the planet. Violent communist types hijacked planes to Cuba, but regular teenagers read Heinlein and paid little attention to those news stories. Nowadays, mohammedan religious conservatives and positive “christian” religious conservatives have turned the planet into a Holy War.

  21. This sounds like more of a Medium article making something that affects everyone seem to be all about Gen Z.

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