The Undeniable Tragedy of 9/11
Was it preventable? Below are a list of articles published by the NYT, Washington Times, CNN, History Commons, and Rense. You decide.
"When the accumulation of wealth is no longer of high social importance, there will be great changes in the code of morals. We shall be able to rid ourselves of many of the pseudo-moral principles which have hag-ridden us for two hundred years, by which we have exalted some of the most distasteful of human qualities into the position of the highest virtues. We shall be able to afford to dare to assess the money at its true value. The love of money as a possession - as distinguished from the love of money as a means to the enjoyments and realities of life - will be recognized for what it is, a somewhat disgusting morbidity, one of those semi-criminal, semi-pathological propensities which one hands over with a shudder to the specialists on mental disease. All kinds of social customs and economic practices, affecting the distribution of wealth and of economic rewards and penalties, which we now maintain at all costs, however distasteful and unjust they may be in themselves, because they are tremendously useful in promoting accumulation of capital, we shall then be set free, at last, to discard."
- John Maynard Keynes
The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center: Bushwick Exhibition
"Bushwick has become one of the largest artists' communities in Brooklyn, New York City and possibly the world. The exhibit “WAH Bridges Bushwick”, with over 60 artists, is a survey of this phenomenon. Exploring the works of artists in this show, one can identify new trends that the Bushwick artists community is contributing to the art world. The show is a reminder that if one scratches the surface, one can see that there is a colorful story in each artist, something that shows a skein of connectedness among all humans. This show fulfills the WAH Center's "Bridge Concept", bridging to Bushwick and its artists, just as previous shows the WAH Center have bridged many different international, national and local artist communities.” - Brittany Natale
"The path we as humans walk every day isn't easy. It's filled with uncertainties, insecurities and doubt. We all hope that this journey we are on together brings us contentment, crystal clarity, understanding of the essence of all things and those wonderful feeling of connectedness and liberation. People we cross paths with can greatly affect the outcome of our journey. And sometimes we come across some truly amazing people; and we share a brief moment of eternity with them and they leave imprints so deep that you can't help but see them in everything you come across thereafter. And every time you turn around and look back and remember the steps that got you to where you are at now you see those souls and you can't help but to SMILE. And then the steps you are taking start setting heavier and deeper into the ground; pain, suffering, sadness and loss sets in - Feeling conflicted you keep going; and you keep growing; and you keep learning and you keep knowing. And the knowing liberates you, frees your soul and wipes you clean again so you can experience pure joy in spite and because of all that your soul has been through. Your path is what lets the true YOU shine through." - Ali Kamenova.
City Under Siege
This documentary follows the struggles and victories of New York City communities as they learn how to cope with one of the most severe natural disasters ever to impact the City.
Despite the efforts of city, state, and federal government officials the needs of many New York City residents remained unmet. There were not enough supplies and manpower to provide necessary food, clothing, and shelter.
Community organizations stepped up in this time of need to fill the gaps that were left open by government agencies.
Some common issues that communities faced throughout the City included a rise in looting, crime and uncertainty about the future.
Public figures such as President Obama and Governor Cuomo have recognized that the increasing frequency of severe weather poses a critical issue for the future of our coastal cities. The infrastructure of New York City needs to be re-evaluated so that in the future we can better protect our citizens from such devastation.
For more information, please visit: www.karlaanncote.com/city-under-siege1