Sunday was the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Social media broke down into two camps.
Camp 1: Predominantly the Right, along with some moderates and independents. Posted remembrances of the victims of the attack and tributes to the first responders.
Camp 2: Wokies, Leftists, Biden voters, people with Pride flags and pronouns in their bios. Posted equivalence between 9/11 and the 1/6 protest and used 9/11 to attack Trump supporters and Republicans (most of Camp 1) as terrorists. Some even went as far as to say 1/6 was worse because the protesters were Americans.
Yesterday proved that we are headed down the path of Balkanization.
That some people can look at the 9/11 attacks, where 2,996 Americans died, see pictures of the Twin Towers burning, the picture of the falling man, the months of rescue and recovery operations, and then look at video from a few hours one afternoon in January, where the only casualty was a protester, and say “the were the same and ackchyually the second one was worse;” I just cannot share a nation with those people. Camp 1 and Camp 2 cannot coexist peacefully sustainably.