The class entering high school this year will be the first high school class not to have any firsthand knowledge of 9/11/2001, when jihad came to America.
These students will have only textbook knowledge.
For these young people, taking off their shoes and being run through scanners at airports, and elsewhere, as well as constant monitoring by security cameras — and all the rest of a world altered for the worse by Islamic terrorism — seem normal and ho-hum.
They have never known a world without Islamic terrorism. They do not know the freedoms we once had.
Worse, they consider 9/11 as nothing more than a National Day of Service.
In my view, 9/11 should be a day of solemn remembrance.
Boiling the frog is winning the day right now. Too many are too busy with their electronic devices to care about the future of the ideals of freedom and democracy.
Jean Raspail's The Camp of the Saints looms large on this fifteenth anniversary of 9/11.
[The novel The Camp of the Saints is online HERE. Read it!]