Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 11:37 AM
I was getting ready for a criminal justice class on social control systems when the planes were hitting the World Trade Center. My first reaction was oh shoot, the terrorists have won, now the US government will overreact out of fear, and attack somewhere like Afghanistan, where we will by retaliation help terrorists recruitment in hardening enmity against us, and the military industrial complex will be served, doing what the Project for a New American Century called for in 1999: creating a new Pearl Harbor to re-forge national unity. Whoever brought off 9/11 (notice the play on our emergency phone number, how clever) must have cheered at the results they got.
Hal Pepinsky, email@example.com, pepinsky.blogspot.com, 209 St. Pierre St., Worthington, OH 43085-2262, 1-614-433-7386