I forgot to never forget. Author: RaineDate:09/11/2017 13:08:43
I literally woke up this morning not realizing what day it was.
And then I got online and saw many many 'never forget' posts.
So I remembered. So here we are 16 years later and all I have is this, I didn't forget. It's not that I don't care. It's actually that I care more than ever before for our country, what it is supposed to stand for and where it is going.
16 years ago, we were attacked from outside. Now we face fascism within our borders. 16 years ago the biggest hurricane was Andrew. 16 years ago we didn't have the west coast on fire while the southern and eastern coasts of this nation were drowning.
16 years ago we didn't have Katrina, Ike, Wilma, Sandy, Harvey and Irma in our history.
16 years ago there were not open Nazi Marches in our cities.
16 years ago we were not openly cheering to marginalize other in the United States.
16 years ago the occupant of the White house was a bumbling grifter looked upon as a joke.
Now, 16 years that that bumbling grifter will be on the hallowed ground in New York City.
I haven't forgotten that the worst of us is trying to tear apart the best of us. I am quite somber today, but not because of the attacks 16 years ago, I am somber because I remember what the promise of this nation was supposed to be and I am wondering how we can return to that promise.