Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt

Random thought:

People talk about "the post-9/11 world" as if, on 9/11, suddenly terrorists sprung out of every city in the world and started trying to kill Americans.

Which is kind of ironic, because it seems virtually certain that immediately after the events of 9/11 there were slightly *fewer* terrorists than immediately before.

On the other hand, statistically from the average American's point of view, it's actually quite reasonable that the number of expected terrorists in the USA jumped sharply upwards, since the percentage of humans who were terrorists in their personal sample of humanity also jumped upwards.

I guess it all depends on how you look at it.

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