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Going Back to Business as Usual In the wake of the one year anniversary of September 11th I find myself pondering why all the news and media are still so consumed with its coverage It is my belief that the world should be trying to get back to business as usual by leaving the past behind us and looking forward By focusing so heavily on the past we lose sight of the present Acts of terrorism are still happening everywhere by letting terrorism consume our lives were essentially allowing the terrorists to win By continuing to play footage we reinforce the loss some people have had to deal with not allowing them to mourn or to move on with their lives One might think that in the aftermath of such a tragedy the United States would be more willing to help stop terrorism in all its forms whether it be international or domestic If anything their violent acts of retaliation only promote more violence which leads to more terrorism If the United States would stop their violence against other countries maybe others would follow their example and we could go back to feeling safe the way we did before the terror came crashing down around us I believe that we have been consumed by September 11th Having allowed terrorism to consume our lives we have allowed the terrorists to be in control of those same lives If we move past them and show that we are strong enough to break their control over us then and only then have we beaten the terrorists The best way I can imagine of breaking away from their control is to revert to the way things were before their reign of terror I feel truly saddened for the people who lost friends and family on that sinister day I am sorry for their loss but more than that I am sorry that they have to watch those towers crumble
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