The twin tower attacks unified Americans. Why hasn't the Coronavirus had the same effect?

168 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because the left and liberal media have been selling division for decades now. I suspect if the same attack occurred under Trump's watch today, the left is so full of hate, there would not be the same temporary unification before resuming back to division. I have never seen anything like this Trump Derangement Syndrome, where currently the virus is just another political tool that will blow up in their face like all their other failed, irrational attempts.

  • 4 weeks ago

    that was a terrorist attack, the coronavirus is a virus

  • 4 weeks ago

    Nineteen years of divisive behavior.   The country is very divided.  Liberals want to get rid of Trump so bad that they blame him for everything.  The same would have been true if Obama had been in charge.  Either Trump winning again in Nov or Biden winning in November will not help, close enough to half of us will be pissed off.

    How many of you out there will be able to put aside your dislike of the other side of the country that if the other Party wins you will be happy?

    The fault is not in the stars but in us.

  • Ann
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Liberals would have been vehemently condemned if they did come together to support the first responders and the families of the dead. They've just decided it was 20 years ago and so not important anymore even though first responders are still dying.

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  • 1 month ago

     The 9/11 attacks were witnessed as a world news event, especially with live TV News coverage of the plane strike on the second tower. It was seen and promoted as an enemy attack against the USA and Western Culture by extremists. A clear path in the aftermath was obvious: Identify the perpetrators and seek retaliation/justice. An outside enemy will always solidify the citizens of a country. With the Corona Virus, we can identify an outside enemy, but pinpointing the perpetrator(s) has been vague, and even a brings a bio-weapons lab into the mix from a US Military Installation. Add to that a clear path to retaliation/justice is not in view, with blame being shifted weekly from China, to the WHO, NIH, CDC, and a lame US "expert" embedded deeply in the WHO and its agenda for Population Control, as well as being associated with several highly placed billionaires and our own Mixed-Messages Media Machine.

    Regularly changing paths forward show the public that the information about the virus is filled with inconsistencies, half-truths, and outright nonsensical lies. The public is distrustful of any and all information released to us, and even Grandma the retired nurse gives bad advice in personal emails. Whom are we to trust? In past pandemics, it was the infected sick who were isolated from the healthy. Those PROVEN methods worked. The "experts" decided for the COVID-19 pandemic that it's the healthy that must be isolated from each other, and the infected given poor, unproven medical treatments. Healthy Surgeons wear masks during surgical procedures so that their patients are not contaminated by the surgeon's natural germs. BUT, Surgeons do not perform surgery when they themselves are ill with a virus. THE MASKS DO NOT PROTECT ANYONE FROM CATCHING A VIRUS! The public is now suspicious of everyone in authority, and have been conditioned to distrust one another, rather than bond together against an identifiable enemy.

  • Prince
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Americans were already basically unified by the Coffee Mill workings of nearly thirty years ago. GW even had our uneasy support for the sake of unity. The value of unity itself was appreciated back then and America was not as polarised along partisan lines then. It was a Saudi attack. The pandemic is not a unifying thing because it was a partisan attack on the Democratic Primaries financed by internal parties who purchased it from Communist Qina who developed it 30 Kim outside Wu Han. It was the most heinous partisan act in US history, replacing the Trail of Tears in that innocent civilian lives were sacrificed (and are being sacrificed) in order to ensure that Their candidate would only have to face Joe. 

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Actually the response to 9/11 caused a lot of division. The Patriot Act much like shutdown was a government power grab that a good percentage of the population saw right through in both cases. 

    For that matter, the tactics the government used after 9/11 to rally the people looked a like the tactics they are attempting to use now. The government using propaganda, fear, and just all out lies to steal power away from you is all they did after 9/11 and all they are doing now during this shutdown.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Nothing unifies Americans. It’s not the kind of country which encourages people to treat one another with kindness, consideration, empathy and sensitivity. If you embrace or embody such human qualities, you are deemed a weakling and a snowflake. Just ask the current President. Kindness is for losers. Keep America “great”. Don’t be a snowflake. 

  • 1 month ago

    Because of the polarising effect of online discourse nowadays.

  • 1 month ago

    Bush didn't label the twin tower attacks a Democrat hoax.

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