9/11 bulldozed the course of history onto another track as no other event since the Big Bang.
Everyone now knows how vulnerable he is.
Getting on an airplane will never be the same.
The event was a pretext for a war with a country that had no connection to the event.
It boosted the military industry.
It destroyed 3000 people on the spot and the lives of thousands and probably millions of others one step removed from the moment.
It elevated the primal need for revenge in a cowboy president who decided to bomb somebody.
A small street gang of the worst people on earth brought out the worst in us.
It provided a small group of hysterical evangelists to promote the idea that a billion Muslims are bad people.
It provided a small group of hysterical Muslim clerics to promote the idea that a billion people who grew up in a culture of western religions are bad people.
It made Instant Dead Heroes of the first responders and the passengers and crew of flight 93.
I received a link to a video collage of group of heroes less well known: http://www.thedogfiles.com/2010/09/03/hero-dogs-of-911/
Today I weep for the dead heroes and the wound in my heart for the loss of innocence for six billion of us.