September 11, 2021
So, here we are twenty years later, and I think it's safe to say our country is in the middle of a nervous breakdown. That is not my original thought, but it's a reaction to a profound column by Michelle Goldberg in today's New York Times. A few insights: "The attacks [on 9•11] and our response to them, catalyzed a period of decline that helped turn the United States into the debased, half-crazed fading power we are today. . .Bin Laden didn't build the trap that America fell into. We constructed it ourselves. . .twenty years ago we were credulous and blundering. Now we're sour, suspicious and lacking in discernible ideals."
Amen to that, or as my cowgirl grandmother would say, "Boy Howdy."
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"The sheep will spend its entire life fearing the wolf, only to be eaten by the shepherd."
—Old Vaquero Saying
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