At least on the surface it doesn't appear so. Ask yourself; "What have I heard about this date either in print, radio, internet or television today?" Compare that to what you were hearing just three months ago on 11 September.
Both are dates which mark the anniversaries of attack on American soil. One occurred 71 years ago and brought the US into an already existing World War in which millions around the world died in the conflagration. That war still marks the countries of Europe and Asia who are reluctant to go to war, even now three score and seven after the conclusion of that war. The other only eleven years ago and only affected the United States directly.
The first dateoccurred 76 years after we (the United States) had fought a great war on our home soil. (However, around fifty years since we had engaged our indigenous peoples in wars of conquest and extermination.) There were still scars of that war in the consciousness of our national soul and upon our land. We were still somewhat reluctant warriors in a greater sense, but only somewhat.
The second date occurred only 56 years after the conclusion of WWII. However, even tho we had been continuously in skirmishes around the world since the end of WWII, some in our society were still anxious to prove their manhood through the cauldrons of war. However, when these "warriors" had their youth and the opportunity to prove themselves, they had declined to expose themselves to personal danger. Now, decades later, they were prepared to test their manhood through proxies.
As a society we were whipped into a harried horde bristling for revenge. But at the same time warned of more and greater attacks, making our society fearful of being one of those subjected to an attack from "those people" who hated our way of life.
From the far future, which date will be the true date that will live in infamy?
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