What to know where I was on 9/11/01? Look on my LJ calendar. It's all there.
Yahoo's homepage is all gray in 'rememberance' of 9/11. Which implies that anyone allowed us to forget it in the first place.
Look, people die every day as a result of human cruelty. The average Joe who was shot on September 10, 2001 is no less dead than someone who died in the WTC. Yes, it was terrible. But guess what: if you never sang the national anthem and meant it before 9/11 and you mean it now because big buildings fell down, then hey, guess what, I think that's rather sucky. Yay patriotism and whatnot. Hurrah for believing in freedom and justice and all the other lovely 'if-only's But if you needed something like what happened a year ago to function as your wakeup call, then there's something wrong here.
The terrorists did their jobs damned well. They caused terror. They turned America into a hive of paranoid idiots (as opposed to previously, when it was simply a large collection of unbearably smug idiots). With all this news coverage and paranoia and charity funding and report after report after report as everyone tries to milk each last drop of coverage out of 9/11, the terrorists won. They scared a nation shitless. Said nation retaliates.
More will die before this is over.
If it's ever really 'over'.