September 11, 2010
Violent twangy odes, video reels of chaos and burning, and screaming protests against people different from you will not bring back the dead nor honor them. To truly commemorate the day, peace and universal brother and sisterhood would need to be extended; understanding, tolerance, and acceptance spread; a tangible evolution from fear and hate toward respect and love complete. We stand not one inch more learned, not one second more close to this time, even after nearly a decade following the earth-shaking tragedy. Instead, we'd much rather invite such bloodshed yet again with our own ignorance, apathy, and hatred.