Our country endorsed torture, detention without trial, and massive surveillance after three thousand people were killed in the hope of preventing another attack. We even invaded another place that had nothing to do with the attack that *could* have had weapons and *might* have attacked us. Now that a virus has killed thirty times that number we are calling wearing masks, working from home, and keeping non-essential businesses closed an attack on freedom? Where were these protests when the Patriot Act was signed? Is it because one was an overreaction against Muslims and the other is a fight to contain germs which require understanding science and evolution to properly fear? I don’t understand anymore. This country lost its damn mind after 9/11 over a comparatively lesser threat than the one we are facing now, which we actually have a lot more control over containing. Just like climate change, another threat coming down the pike we don’t have a plan for until it bites us in the ass.
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