It has been an exhausting
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Sep 12 2001 Kelly Norton
It has been an exhausting day for the entire world. I think I will go to bed much earlier tonight, assuming I can sleep. Like much of the country, I've been mesmerized by the hyper-real coverage of an event that hardly seems real at all. The CNN logo remains in inverted green on my retina when I close my eyes; I haven't missed over 20 minutes of coverage since 9am. That can't be healthy. As the dust finally starts to settle in NY, the first ashen wings of a unified anger are beginning to rise. Pain knows little of restraint and it saddens me, because I know that misdirected hatred and unfettered anger could result in hate crimes against Muslims and people of the Middle East living in the U.S. Unlike many instigators on indymedia.org, I am not advocating a suppression of anger. That would be a great injustice against those who died, but a greater injustice would be an unfocused and wasted anger. We owe it to all those who have suffered to focus our anger at the throat of injustice and to refrain from blind slashing into every dark corner.

I think I'll steal John's entry (from http://www.johnlockhart.com/):

2001.09.11 03:45pm   Judgement Day works both ways.
"When the buried infant shall be asked for what sin she was slain,
…then shall a soul know what it has produced."
    —Qur'an The Darkening 81:8-9,14


As a side note, I've deliberately taken down my link to indymedia.org. Once an attempt to funnel grassroots news, it is now a forum for people who either lack the capacity grasp the full effect of world events or selfishly seek attention at any cost. What these people fail to realize is that the anti-globalization movement collapsed with the towers of the World Trade Center. And that's all I have to say on that.
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