I think that most people are just scared. I am. I'm scared that this could (did) happen, and absolutely dumbfounded at the immensity of it. We haven't even begun to see the huge impact this will have- it threatens our economy, happiness, and freedom (the U.S. government is already talking about legislation that would make it legal to put wire taps not only on phone lines, but on individual people, however they would do that...). I'm scared about a war- there are predictions that it might take years to get 'what we want'....
I'm also disgusted- that fear manifests itself in a bloodlust, the desire for 'justice' which seems to have become the new American word for revenge.
I am disgusted that gas companies shot their prices up the day this all happenned... some places charged 4,5, even 6 dollars a gallon. The only reason prices returned to normal was that our government intervened.
I am disgusted that when I went to get gas on Tuesday night I saw two women get into a fistfight over parking.... and I'm disgusted that one woman's small son (no older than 6 or 7) was the only person who tried to break this fight up.
It really honestly touches my heart to see how people are pulling together for the rescue effort... and I'm not much for feel-good heartwarming things- I'm the typical critic who always says "yeah, but...". A friend and I went down to the Red Cross to donate blood, and waited five hours.... so many people wanted to help, so many local restaurants and stores donated food, and volunteers force fed us every half-hour so nobody would get sick from donating.... I just wish we could always show this much patriotism and care....
I eat only sleep and air -Nicole Blackman