Monday, September 10, 2012

Remembering my thoughts on 9/11/2001

I wrote the "letter to the editor" below back on 9/11/2001. It's interesting, for me at least, to look back on the thoughts of that day as events unfolded. I hope you don't mind me sharing.

"When I went to work today, my day as a physician was more stressful than usual. I was excited about seeing my son soon; he had planned his long-awaited flight from Iran to the US this year, ending 10 years of separation. When I got home, I had tears in my eyes as I watched the tragedy unfold. 

I hope that, despite the horrors of the day, it will still be possible for America and Americans to avoid drawing from the perpetrators' hate. I hope we will be humane and civilized as we go about the business of identifying and punishing those who are responsible.

As America came under attack, so, too, did everything around us - our open way of life, our freedoms, and my own family reunion. We must ask ourselves how we'll face tomorrow - whether we are Pentagon workers or the Iranian son of an Iranian born doctor going to an american school after Sept, 11 2001."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The author's thoughts are "politically correct", but we indeed need to ask a question - why somebody's way of life has to be affected by public searches, scanning at airports, government and other buildings, and that a person have to wait hours; before departure of airplanes, ships, etc
and pay extra costs?.

Is that because policies have to be adjusted in a support for the one particular entity...?

Were Osama and others, trained by the US taxpayers' money to destroy Soviet Army in Afganistan?
Was that a correct logic at that time?
Where was a democracy and the wisdom of the people?

In most cases double standards will sooner or later backfire, those who sow a wind will face a a future.