9/11 2001-2017

This September 11th will forever be the anniversary of the day Floridians and others in the path of Hurricane Irma weathered – or perhaps didn’t weather – the massive storm. We’ve felt empathy and sorrow for the people who have lost so much and had to flee. We’ve shaken our heads at those who decided to stay, including a group of young partiers who gathered on Miami’s South Beach yelling “F— you Irma!”, and claiming the dead friend they were there to honour would protect them from harm. 

Whether it’s another group that gathered to shoot at the hurricane (yes, they really did) or those who said God would save them so they stayed and prayed (just who sent that storm anyway?) we all agree on one thing: it’s bigger than us and there isn’t a damn thing we can do about it. Even Rush Limbaugh, that insanely right-wing radio host who claimed Irma was a hoax, had to leave his show mid-week because of evacuation orders.

And of course, sixteen years ago terrorists attacked the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, as well as the flight that went down in Pennsylvania before reaching its intended target. Post 9/11 saw the rise of ISIS which is all but defeated in Iraq. Still, it continues to gather and radicalize young people via the Internet, which makes US President Trump’s attempt at banning certain immigrants almost laughable if it wasn’t so serious.

So here we are. Now what? Let’s watch a video of cats acting like people.

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