I've tried talking with so many of the people I know
about this new War on Terrorism. Instead of becoming
a flag waiver, and instead of having antiwar sentiments, I've just been sitting in front of my
television absorbing information while watching CNN.
And then pondering how things will play out over the
next few weeks, months, or years. And so far whenever
I breach the subject with someone, they've gone off on
a tangent that didn't really deal with the aspects I'm
so curious about.
I called up Zoe, this really cool girl I know, and
started talking about it with her. For the first time
today I found someone whose thoughts and curiosities
about the whole situation were perfectly in tune with
my own. It was as if we were one person speaking a
monologue on the subject, and just kept alternating
between each few phrases.
Some people are more concerned about the issues surrounding
how Muslim Americans are being treated in reaction to
the attacks. Some people are more concerned about the
issues of how safe it is to travel or have fun in a big city. And still others are more concerned
with the nastiness of collateral damage that would result
from waging war on Afghanistan. But I'm more concerned
about the social and political situations that made these
terrorists feel the way that they do, and am finding myself pondering just how intricate and difficult of a solution we'd need. And I think about the consequences of whether or not the solution our government goes for is adequate enough to solve the problem at its root. It seems like
Zoe's thoughts are exactly the same, and I'm thoroughly
impressed by that.