Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bragging and Inviting Terrorism to Return

A writer writes.

The headline on a cable news website reads, "One World Trade Center to be Tallest U.S. Skyscraper". When I saw that, I thought to myself, "are they trying to entice terrorists to make a return visit to New York"?  Yes, it may be an accomplishment to build the tallest building in the United States from the ruins of a major tragedy in the United States.  But, it doesn't seem proper to tout and brag about the accomplishment.  It is the tallest because two previous structures at the location were destroyed by airplanes being used as missiles costing many people their lives.

In this world some times it is best to not over publicize an accomplishment, or bring onto yourself attention that is not needed.  Being labeled "the tallest in the United States", will bring attention to One World Trade Center.  More attention than it already has by it's virtue of being a building built from the ruins of the terrorist attack in 2001.  Now terrorist have a brand new target to refocus on.  The first attempt at the World Trade Center did not succeed.  The second attempt did. Why would we not think that another attempt to bring down the rebuilt tower in the United States will not occur?  A deadly cat and mouse game it is, but we should not think those who hate the United States are beyond another attempt.  So, the builders of the building had to make it the tallest to make a point.  Then we publicize this great accomplishment.  Then we take the necessary security precautions and wait.

Greatness is knowing you are the best, or have the best, without having to advertise that fact.

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