"If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step toward a real humanity."It's been 10 years since that fateful day, when hatred came home and embedded itself more deeply in our community than we ever felt it would. It's been 10 years since we learned how little value some among us place on human life. It's been 10 years since the rate with which cynicism and suspicion replaced innocence began to accelerate. It's been a difficult 10 years, and there's no end in sight.
I wonder if the world would indeed be a better place if more among us heeded Mr. DeMille's words. I don't know the answer, but I feel the question still needs to be asked.
Your turn: 9/11 + 10. Where were you on that day? What's going through your mind as we look back today?
One more thing: I wrote this piece on the 5th anniversary of 9/11.