Thursday, September 10, 2020

Forgiving 9/11

It's odd to think that a large percentage of people alive today weren't even born when 9/11/01 occurred. Nonetheless, for the people who were alive and watched 9/11 and its aftermath unfold in real-time, the event still conjures up various emotions--some of which are not forgiving. If you want to go back and revisit the pre-9/11/01 atmosphere of America as a forgiveness exercise, check out the pilot episode of "The Lone Gunmen." The pilot episode of the short-lived X-Files spin-off show "The Lone Gunmen," which originally aired March 4, 2001, predicted 9/11 quite accurately; it's worth watching if you've never seen it. All ten episodes of "The Lone Gunmen" are on YouTube. If you ever decide to watch the series, the last episode is "All About Yves." And since the show was not renewed for a second season, the conclusion to that last episode was covered in the X-Files episode "Jump the Shark."