There has never been a time like the one we currently live in. Think about it. The accessibility of information about what is happening in every far-flung corner of the world is almost immediately available. Those living in Mongolian yurts, Bedouin tents, Vietnamese sampans, and Manhattan apartments are connected in ways science fiction storytellers only fantacized about at the close of the Twentieth Century. All one needs is a computer or smart phone and access to the internet. The availability of real-time news and its accompanying commentary by global pundits of all persuasions is both a bane and blessing.
Definition of Bane:
1. Killer, Slayer, Death, Destruction
2. A source of harm or ruin
The demonically inspired attacks of 9/11 were seen around the world as they happened. Untold millions (perhaps billions) sat glued to screens of all types, unable to pull themselves away from the unfiltered images Islamic terrorists intended for worldwide distribution. Planes were grounded. Wall Street stopped trading. Schools closed. Survivalist enterprises hit the jackpot. People everywhere were immobilized. All wondered, “What’s next?” Make no mistake. The scenes of destruction and death were intended to demoralize the entire world. What was unleashed on our country was evil. Period. No discussion needed.
At the same time this instant access event was being viewed around the globe, lines of communication were opened up. Loved ones were located and found safe. First responders were dispatched. Survivors were freed from mountains of cement and steel. Stories of hope broke through the dust and devastation. As horrific as it all was, hope was found. Heroes stepped into the darkness and there was light. More