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Down The Memory Hole

We are now a month past the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, and it is clear the events of 11 September 2001 are fast disappearing down the memory hole. Will that day be remembered at all ten, fifty, a hundred years from now? Just the other day I had the privilege of traveling to the future, to the year 2111 to be precise. I spoke to a forty-something man named Eloi who had just graduated with honors from a prestigious Ivy League university, and asked him what was now thought about the events of September 11, 2001.



He looked at me with puzzled frown

And said, as moments lapsed

Was that the day some stuff came down?

A building fell, collapsed?

It happened often then, I’m told

As engineers were not

So good back in those days of old

Their skills were not so hot

Now take today, he said, enthused

The government sees all

A Mr. Morlock just refused

A claim, as I recall

That certain people captured planes

And did some harm one day

But Morlock says ‘twas just some Danes

Cartoonists, if you may

He smiled and said now I must run

My Imam really cares

But when he’s mad it is no fun

I’m late for Friday prayers


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