Tuesday, May 28, 2019
The Way We Were :: American America History
The Way We WereAs you listen to the news, radio, or read a newspaper, you notice one thing in common after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City--unity. New Yorkers have known to be hard-ass and the rudest the great unwashed youll ever meet. Self-indulged in their own world, they knocked peck down who stood between them and the next step ahead of them. We, as Americans, felt the effect of the destruction all over the nation, although it didnt happen in our hometown. Most hoi polloi either knew someone, or knew someone who knew of someone that worked in the WTC building or were on those flights. Not until our safety was raped from us did we stop to unite, as a country, to process those in need. America is known as the land of opportunities. Therefore, we are taught that to obtain our cultural goals, we must try to achieve them by approximately any means necessary. America was a very self-absorbed country. For instance, look at the 80s, that era named the era of greed. Were a very wealthy country with wealth comes greed. We like to keep money in our pockets at all times--meaning we always want to have money. Everywhere you look now, there it is, the American flag our attribute of pride. One nation, under God with liberty and justice for all. We have become united as a nation. The American Red Cross has raised millions of dollars with the help of normal, everyday citizens. Celebrities have joined together and held telethons to raise millions of dollars also. The American flag has been in such high demands all over the country that theyre almost unrealizable to find in stores. From car washes to simple donation buckets in supermarkets, everywhere you go people are contributing. Before the 9/11 attacks, one would never have doubts about whos on the same flight as you, or feeling compelled to wash your hands after touching the mail. We took for granted what most people dont have--freedom. The freedom to walk down the street without the fea r of seeing a terrorist act and living without the fears of being on a national heighted security festive for more terrorist attacks. Hell, were the land of the free, or perhaps we took for granted that we really were. Because of these attacks, many people are having second thought about doing many everyday things.