11 September 2011

Ten years later

Those who perished ten years ago remain America's greatest loss, and those who gave themselves to save them its greatest heroes; but the terror conducted in their names must be its greatest shame.

It is easy to forget that for the ruling classes to legitimise a war against another people, they must first wage war against their own, to the extent that no dishonesty or contempt lies beyond the depths to which they would stoop to rob ordinary people of their will.

Just as Americans do not deserve so harsh a symbol, the world deserves better than that symbol's legacy.