It's all politics and media sales and hype, why don't they just sell pictures of the dead victims? Seems to cheapen the sorrow felt by the survivors and/or victim's families. I feel bad that they have to be subjected to watch their loved ones die again.
The business world showed its true colours when that tragedy happened by doubling everything in price. Sorry I'm already getting off topic...but the whole thing peeves me, it bothers me what happened - very much a tradegy, it bugs me the way media, politicians, industry, etc. took advantage of it then and are still taking advantage of it a year later. It bugs me that we only think of it a tradgedy because it happened in our backyard and that the killing of innocents by the UN, States, Canada, hell most of Western society is only seen as acceptable civilian casualties because its okay when we kill because we are the good guys, it bugs me that the States is thinking about going into Iraq again even though quite a few former UN delegates have openly stated that they believe Suddam doesn't have the technology or resources to produce weapons of mass destruction...it bugs me that to honor the dead we go kill instead of making peace. I hate that politicians use people to settle their playground attitudes towards power. It bugs me that make believe TV, movies and video games are considered to be corrupting our youth when constant greed and violence by our very real "leaders" are seen as good examples. And it most definetly bugs me that I feel helpless and fearful because there ain't a damn thing I feel I can do about it. Okay, there are some generalities in there and its not as black and white as I've stated but there are some truths to what I've just said.
Just like Bush making all these announcements that he's stepping security alert up to code orange. He's playing fear against the public to enhance his image. If the people of America think that there is a threat and Bush acts upon this "threat" and publicises it, then he looks like a hero again without doing a damn thing. If he really wanted to make Americans feel safe he would take extra precautions but not announce it with a blow horn touting look how great a president I am. Why publicly tell the terrorists the extra measures your country is taking if there really is eminent danger? Sounds like something James Bond's enemies would do. Honestly I don't like him much, there's a huge list of reasons why, but since they are way off topic I won't go into it.
Sorry, that's my rant, it's not the most logical statement I've made but its hard to keep focused when "I'm angry" keeps popping to the forefront of your thought. Thanks,