In some senses the US uses terrorism as entertainment. But the US also uses it as a way to educate the population of such horrible acts.
As horrible acts of terrorism occurred like 9/11, America came together and supported the injured, and the families affected. Patriotism brings strength and is a sign of recovery.
America uses memorials to remember those who were lost in 9/11. We as citizens use those memorials to pay respects and remember the day that so many were lost.
Stereotypes Around Muslims
After 9/11 many Americans were afraid of muslims. Many did not understand that the terrorists were part of radical groups and most muslims were not like the terrorists. As time goes on the stereotype gets less and less, and we slowly recover.
Future Prevention Towards Terrorism
Post 9/11, Homeland Security was created to protect our country. Some may see it as being afraid but I see it as a sign of moving on and becoming more well prepared.
Media: The presentations state that the US population is more comfortable discussing the issue and including 9/11 related topics into movies and even some jokes. Movies aren't being as harshly criticized as they were right after 9/11.
This has recovered because in the presentations we discussed how tourism is starting to pick back up, and precautions have been taken so Americans feel safer and can continue to stay together.
I think this is recovered because we can see how people come together to create a respectful way to pay respects to those who were lost. I feel like I can tie it to the recovery of pop culture because everyone was able to talk about it respectfully and use the media and pop culture to promote ways of paying respects.
I feel that this is a part of recovery because I feel that it is a sign of moving on and wanting to be more well prepared for the future. I had a hard time comparing it to the presentations, but I think that it could relate to pop culture and media because both are showing signs of moving on.
I feel that this section is not recovered because people are still afraid of people who are apart of a middle eastern religion. In the presentation of tourism I put it in both columns because I feel that America has moved on and trying to get over the stereotype. But, at the same time we still hear of people feeling uncomfortable on an airplane with a middle eastern person.
The recovery of the United States since 9/11 has been remarkable. The media and pop culture has been able to open their horizons to using 9/11 ideas and content in their movies and in news. Patriotism never really dropped post 9/11, in fact if rose, but it has continued to stay throughout America and keeps the positivity high. Without the qualities of patriotism like community, uplifting spirits, and loyalty the US would not have recovered as quickly as it did. The use of memorials aided the recovery of the US by making it easier to accept what happened and pay respects to those who were lost. These such memorials lead to a faster recovery. The US also took great steps to further protection of the United States post 9/11. By conducting these actions it shows the US citizens that the government cares about their safety and it also shows that America is moving on to protect itself from future attacks.