Fact is, every time yeu mention it and rekindle that fear, yeu are helping terrorists, because yeu are bringing back fear, and that fear strengthens them.
It's not pride, it's not justice, or remembrance. It's fear. They WANT yeu to be scared.
And so long as yeu remain scared, yeu have fallen into their trap.
And I mean it. This includes not just the "traditional" terrorists who use explosives, but those in government and media as well. If yeu're SCARED, yeu're more likely to watch the news... do yeu think the media's ratings went through the roof after 9/11? Durr YEAH! Why do yeu think they show such horrible things on tv like people dying in car accidents and such? Because it brings in ratings, and those ratings are generated by FEAR.
Why do yeu think the government kept pushing people's buttons to elicit a reaction of fear? Because if people are scared, they give the government more power. The bush administration, was by definition, terrorists. They used fear and terror to their advantage to gain power.
Every time yeu are scared because someone tried to scare yeu, yeu've lost to a terrorist. The bully in school who threatens to beat yeu up, if yeu cower, and give them whot they want, they have used terror to incite yeur compliance with their desires. The senator who tells yeu that GAYS WILL DESTROY YEUR MARRIAGES! is using fear to get yeu to embrace their values; they are a terrorist. The president changing the terror alert level to a higher value and not telling people why, is trying to elicit fear to ensure they are allowed to do anything they want to; they are a terrorist.
Yeu can't "fight" terrorists. The people fighting them ARE terrorists.
The only thing yeu can do is fight people who USE terrorism as a tactic. But the same people who are fighting... are terrorists... so really, yeu're no farther ahead than yeu were in the first place.
Fact is, yeu're surrounded by terrorists. From the guy threatening to blow yeu up, to the saleswoman telling yeu that if yeu don't buy that product, yeur wife will leave yeu.
Yeu can't escape them, and most of them yeu'll embrace rather than resist.
Yeu can't IGNORE them, they're everywhere, and most of them yeu don't even recognize.
Do yeu think that buying the product will make her not use that sales tactic of terrorism again? HEEEEELL NO! She'll realize it WORKS and do it again!
Obviously, giving them whot they want doesn't confuse them. It's whot they want.
Ignoring them doesn't work either; they will try harder to find yeur weak point to incite fear, or change tactics to something else that works on yeu, but they are going to keep trying to use a tactic of some sort to get yeu to do whot they want.
In the end, yeu are going to be manipulated into doing whot someone else wants. Either through kindness, or fear, it doesn't matter. Yeu are a pawn. The sooner yeu realize that fact, the sooner yeu can move in a way the player didn't want yeu to and screw up their game. But until yeu come to that realization, yeu can't beat them at their own game. They control yeur every move, whether yeu know it or not. Terrorists are just a single facet of those controlling yeu. Everyone wants to move yeu, little pawn. Everyone has their grubby fingers on yeu, jerking yeu back and forth, seeing who can force yeu to move the direction they want. Terrorism is just one tool of many to force a move in the direction they choose for yeu. Yeur only escape is to understand this.
Fighting "terrorists" will not save yeu. Realization will.