(1) It is quite telling that we have to actively “remember” 9/11. This says a lot about our comfort and privilege.

(2) 9/11 was horrid, but think of the last eleven years in Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Horn of Africa, and so forth.

(3) I think part of remembering 9/11 should be reminding ourselves that outside the comfort of our nation is a lot of suffering globally.

(4) I do not deny that people suffer in this country. That said, we do not experience mass catastrophe and destruction on a regular basis.