There are certain things I just can’t wait to have happen. I anticipate them eagerly. And around this time every year, I’m reminded of one of them.
I can’t wait for 9/11 to disappear from living memory.
I really, really look forward to the day when most people don’t remember it, weren’t alive for it, and care about it roughly as much as I care about Pearl Harbor, ie: it was a sad, depressing event, that doesn’t matter to me one way or another, or affect how I view the world today.
This will apparently begin to happen in roughly twenty years, and I really welcome it. It’s bad that we’re still so obsessed with something that happened fifteen years ago. We never really moved on as a nation, and we should. This terrible event completely distorts our national political scene, and it needs to stop doing that.
It’s healthy to move on from trauma, and we really, really need to do that here.