Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9/11 in 60 Seconds: Mass Trauma That Shocked the National Mind

9/11 Changed Everything.

Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton
Activist Post

Over an hour of footage from live broadcasts on multiple channels from the day of 9/11 have been condensed into just over a minute to reveal the persistent trauma of the event. Words of terror, shock, horror and loss were all broadcast with full impact into the collective minds of viewers in America and around the world on a day twelve years ago that continues to haunt us.

“Unbelievable.” “Horrible.” “Catastrophe.” “Collapsed.” “Blown up.” “Fire.” “Terrorist.” “Terror alert.” “Terrorist attack.” “World trade attack.” “Car bombing.” “So many attacks.” “Screaming.” “Crying.” “Tragic.” “Horrific scene.” “Thousands of injuries.” “Jumping from windows.” “Casualty.” “Death.”

These phrases and others were uttered – and repeated – in reaction to and in concert with deeply disturbing footage of planes crashing into the Twin Towers, massive buildings collapsing down into thunderous disaster and thousands of people dying live on TV – all replayed over and over again.

Such emotive words would put anyone one edge. But they were not only reactions to the September 11th attacks that drove America into an open-ended “War on Terror” in far-reaching parts of the world – they were effectively part of the attack.