Effects of 9-11

Question of the Day, Sept 10-11, 2015, The effects of 9/11

How do you approach this tragic event?
What effect if any has it had on the way you perceive the world around you since that day?

I don’t know what 9/11 was.
There are so many conflicting and possible theories, with little hard information that confirms one or the other of them.

There is certainly a strong incentive for it to have been a false flag operation, to create the incentive to put in place the legislative and surveillance programs we have seen in the last decade.

And it is possible that it was a double or triple blind operation known only to a very small group.
And it is also possible that it was simply what it seemed to be, a group of half baked young fanatics, and all that followed was opportunistic.

My dad had a saying he got from his experiences in World War 2, never ascribe to intention that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Which is not to say that people don’t make weird and wonderful plans, they do. And it is to say that one thing all military strategists quickly learn, is that battles rarely go according to plan.

Whatever the ultimate and proximate causes, the deaths were sad, all deaths are sad, including those in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and elsewhere on the planet.

So many lies told, in the cause of keeping people too confused and scared to work out what is actually going on.

The global financial and political systems are fundamentally corrupt, however many great people there are within them.

It is time to move post national, post scarcity.
We need a world where the lives of every global citizen are valued, and their liberty to do whatever they reasonably choose, and travel where-ever they reasonably choose are the prime drivers of our social, political and technical systems.

However one looks at 9/11, whatever the proximal or distal causes, a fundamental and universal respect for life and liberty were not amongst them.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) with reasonable security, tools, resources and degrees of freedom, and reasonable examples of the natural environment; and that is going to demand responsibility from all of us - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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