In historical terms, 9/11 was just yesterday, perhaps a week ago. But in what we might call 'news terms' it's now something like ancient history. Even the bloody shirt crowd who got in the habit of using the annual memorials and remembrances to beat down any questioning of the "War on Terror" or any other aspect of the country's post-9/11 footing seem to have lost some of the appetite for it.
And for those who never bought into the politics of 9/11, again, for lack of a better word, there's a element of rejection to any further commemoration. I can understand both trends. And both seem healthy in their own way. What it all reflects is that almost from the beginning there's been a clear and I would say growing difference between 9/11 and 9/11ism - and by the latter I mean the whole mix of activism, propaganda, politicization and advocacy that grew up around the events in question.
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