Ten years gone by

The staff editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of The Murray State News.

This week is the 10-year anniversary of the twin towers attacks. While many students at the University were in elementary or middle school, the stories and events from that day are all too similar.

Ten years later we are still engaged in two wars resulting from the attacks, debating the amount of security we have implemented and wondering when the next big attack may come.

Although the debates are common, they are necessary. Even though it’s been a decade since the attacks there is still so much we don’t know.

What makes another human being want to kill so many others for their beliefs? Especially civilians?

Some say the conflict will never end because of cultural divisions. But terrorism does not come from one group or belief.

How do we reconcile Norway and Oklahoma City? Westerners are just as likely to commit terrible atrocities as anyone else for their world views. It brings into question violence in our society.

Ten years later we are still writing about it, talking about it and arguing it into the ground.

There are children who have never heard of the events and won’t until they open up their new history books.

Certainly this country’s history has been changed along with so many others. But do we really know why?

We have entrenched ourselves so much it seems we may never again be able to live in a pre-9/11 world. Life will never be the same for those who come after us.

Ten years later it seems we still have no answer to the question of where do we go from here?