9/11 we stand together for humanity!
12 years have passed, and I still remember this day like it was yesterday. Not being able to get a hold of my loved ones in NYC, feeling helpless against the unimaginable views on the television...
The fear of the 9/11 attacks still strikes us all, as it was more then a terror attack. It was an attack of a symbol more then anything else. When an individual, or a group are attacking a symbol of the free world, cancelling it, destroying it, contaminating it with political and personal agendas - it leaves a fear in the public's eyes for years to come. It can change a view, a state of mind, and also leave a mark of fear and hate towards other.
In the case of 9/11, I feel like a fear of everything Muslim crawled itself into the American public as well as the entire world. This how extremest monsters who claim to act in the name of anything else but themselves manages to inject poison into our minds and hate to our hearts. If any one was to truly read the Muslim writing, they'll see that it had nothing and anything with this atrocious...
Being in a position of power, taking control of a national symbol is something far more dangerous then an physical attack as it attacks our subconscious and our fear of loosing control over the beacons of hope we see in our 'symbols'.
On a positive note, I would like to address the subject of how art can use symbols for the good. How are art can be revolutionary. How art can change the public's point of view for ending fear and chaos.
In the following months after 9/11, you could walk the street of NY and feel a sense of unity in the people. A feeling of true comradeship. A mutual understanding that once there's huge threat on all of us, our only chance is to stand together. Living in NY for months showed just how much this city is united on one hand, and yet how much fear and hatred lurks beneath the surface, waiting for a chance to rise up again, when the memory of a non dividing threat will ease down.
We should never forget that a fight for freedom, equity and humanity - is road we must all walk together.
For all the people who lost their lives, and all who lost their loved ones on the 9/11 attack on freedom. We won't forget, and we;ll keep fighting for a united front against any attempt of attacking our freedom again.
God bless. Amen, אמן.
David Kawena, 2013.