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Future of America (standard:drama, 602 words)
Author: PoetryGyrl2003Added: Nov 11 2001Views/Reads: 2097/1Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
These are just my thoughts on the Tragedy of September 11. They may not be the views of others, but they are my own. Please read.

When your young, it seems like the world is so peaceful.  Hell, it wasnt
until about a year ago that I knew the Gulf War happened when I was a 
child.  We are shielded from it. 

But yet, in the tragic events that have happened, how do we shield young
kids from this?  When a child that is 8 years old comes up to you in 
tears and asks you why people hate us, what do you say to them? 

I know, as a 16 - almost 17 - year old girl, the answer still evades me.
 As a Junior in Highschool, I still wish I could have crawled up into 
my mom's lap on September 11, and cried.  But as a teenager, I am just 
supposed to understand that this is what happened. 

I have heard a lot of adults say that it is time my generation stood up
for the country like so many generations have in the past.  They keep 
saying that we have had it so easy, and that now we will see what the 
other generations have gone through with WW1, WW2, Korea, and Vietnam. 

You see, the differences between us and those generations is that they
had actual countries they are fighting with.  We can call this the 
"American - Afgan War" but it isnt.  We are fighting people that don't 
claim a single country.  We have it a lot harder than they did. 

The person that we are searching for, this madman, has been on the run
for longer than we all can comprehend.  When he bombed our embassies, 
we went searching then.  We did not find him.  When he bombed the USS 
Cole, we went searching for him.  He evaded us once again. What makes 
the US think that because the crime was harsher this time, it will be 
easier to find him? 

I am not saying that I don't think that we will find him.  I am not
saying that.  What I am trying to say is that so many people are going 
to die that shouldn't.  The Taliban, yes.  Kill every one of them son 
of a bitches.  But what about the innocent children that will lose 
mothers and fathers because we decide that we "think" Osama is there. 
Why can't we send in ground troops to search him out and kill him? 

On September 12, 2001, I had Cadet Teaching.  I help teach a Seventh
Grade English Class. We, me and the teacher, decided to talk to the 
kids.  I had 25 little boys screaming, "Lets kill them."  when a little 
girl raised her hand to speak. 

She said, "All of my life, I have been told that 2 wrongs do not make a
right, but for the past day and a half all I have heard from anyone is 
that we should kill all Arab people.  How can anyone be happy when 
someone is dying?" 

Let me tell you, there were tears in my eyes.  From a child, came words
so unique and brave to be spoken, I couldn't believe it.  This girl was 
so brave, and so smart.  And she is 12 years old. 

Not everyone will agree with my opionion, because we did lose so many
lives.  But not all Afgan people are to blame. I want you to think 
about something. 

When you think about Afganistan, think of Germany.  When you think of
Osama Bin Laden, think of Hitler.  When you think of the Taliban, think 
of the Nazis.  And when you think of the Afghan people, think of the 

Remember something.  We helped the Jews. 


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