Someone posted a blog about 9/11 and how we should pray for the victims etc, and this was my response:
Drunk drivers kill 6 times as many people every year as died in 9/11. That doesn’t diminish the deaths of the people who died in 9/11, but I don’t believe that we should care more about victims of terrorism than victims of anything else. I think that the threat of terrorism is exaggerated to justify our foreign policy. In reality it is a serious, but relatively small threat compared to other things. Mothers Against Drunk Driving might save as many lives as the first responders did on a yearly basis. But nobody’s pinning a medal on them. And our response to 9/11 killed somewhere between 100 thousand and 1.3 million iraqi civilians who nobody seems to care about.
Yes, we should care about the victims, and especially those left behind who are still alive who have to deal with it. But they’re a small, small fraction of the people who need caring for.