In all honesty, I’ve been avoiding the net today, partly because I’ve been focused on other things, and partly because I wanted to avoid all the 9/11 anniversary stuff, because eleven years later, it feels more maudlin than anything else. Am I sorry people died? Of course. But I’m sorry for every life lost in every conflict around the world, and frankly, we’re still pretty lucky as far as terrorism goes, unless you count our own legislature spending all their time passing laws that tell women what they can do with their bodies instead of creating jobs.

So, here’s my favorite Roy Zimmerman song, because his manages to blend jaded irony and idealistic hope into one really catchy tune.

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