We can’t afford to keep being this stupid! We have got to get our groove back. We need a president who will unite us around a common purpose, not a common enemy. Al Qaeda is about 9/11. We are about 9/12, we are about the Fourth of July — which is why I hope that anyone who runs on the 9/11 platform gets trounced.
That was Thomas L. Friedman of the NYT talking about a hopeful nation not a scared one that can’t get over the events of 9/11. A nation of 9/12 that is mindful of the tragedy but moves beyond it to embrace openness and liberty.
You can draw an analogy of the above in our personal lives. How often do we get boxed in by our own tragedies? How dare we let our own 9/11s shape us and stop us from being who we are? No doubt we should learn from our mistakes, then move forward to 9/12.