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Old June 22, 2012, 06:15 PM   #23
rbernie
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I really think that 9/11 was probably the turning point.
I agree, but not entirely for the stated reasons. 9/11 was a major wakeup call for those who believed that if we were unoffensive and unarmed, that we would be left alone. All of a sudden pacifism was seen as a path to destruction, not a path to moral superiority.
I absolute believe this to be true. The facade of being 'safe' (and being able to make your world safe via legislation) was destroyed for a lot of folk on 9/11. Unlike local crime, the terrorist threat could not be addressed by the usual social engineering platitudes and remedies. I know of many folk that suddenly came to grok things in ways that they had never done before.
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