Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play...
Ok, I'll throw in my 2 cents. After 9-11 coverage began to wane and it started becoming part of our past, I couldn't stand to watch any footage of it anymore. That footage just tends to make sick, and it sours my attitude for a while.
A few of you mentioned how the younger generations just sort-of shrug it off. That's because they are not us and don't have our experience. They don't know what life was like for us before 9-11, so we shouldn't blame them.
We're definitely in a different world these days. Between work and pleasure, I just don't feel I have enough energy left to listen to people bombard me with exposes on everything that's wrong in this world, along with whose fault it is. I get bits and pieces, so I guess you can count me as uninformed (and probably misinformed, too).
I think the biggest threat to our nation, if there really is one, is the extraordinary actions that are commanded by mere decree, which now are becoming routine. Just like 9-11, when I was younger, I could never dream of a day when we'd see widespread decrees, shutting down millions of lawful businesses, churches and schools, along with mandates to wear masks everywhere you go. This "pandemic" has been a very similar and tragic eye-opener. The only saving's grace was that the "leaders" whitewashed their overreach with lots of "free" money. If it wasn't for that, I don't know that our nation would have survived. We really do live under benevolent dictators, now.