Jingoism? Present and accounted for.
Xenophobia? In spades.
Fear and paranoia? Exquisitely cultivated.
Generosity? Only if there are cameras around.
“Everything changed.” Ignore that slogan no matter how many times it’s repeated. Remembrance requires introspection beyond “where were you” and “who’d you tell you loved”—if we are to truly honor the fallen of the world we must stop being who we were that day and rise to being worthy of today. Out of all the nations on the earth America can truly rise. And shine.