On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, many people will have many things to say about sacrifice and heroism. This is the two cents-worth that I have to contribute to the conversation and it applies to terrorists of every kind, of any religion or political agenda, in any nation in the world.
On this day 18 years after, it is time to repeat what rational people have always known:
Terrorism does not work.
Every goal it accomplishes is counter to its intentions. It makes everything worse for the people it is meant to promote.
Terrorism is narcissistic and delusional, thinking itself significant and effective.
It is the perigee of futility, of short-term, vertical thinking; it is the least meaningful of all sacrifices for any cause.
Terrorism is stupid.