Today marks the 13th anniversary of 9/11 – but despite what’s resulted from it during that time span, the world has become a far more dangerous place to live in, and not just because of what’s been happening in the Middle East recently.
There might have been a time when the distance of the world’s oceans was all that stood between the world and any threats to its existence. But the technologies and transportations that helped to change history forever have long made that fact a moot point – like the naval ships that carried armies across the oceans, the airplanes that have terrorized whole cities (beginning with World War I), and the computers that modern-day hackers use partly to greatly frustrate us (including hacking into our computer files).
Many of the threats that the world faces today are far more dangerous and destructive than the fictional villains who you see on your movie theater and TV screens – and not all of them are human (like the Ebola virus that’s already killed over 2,000 people in the past few months). But unlike most pop-culture villains who end up defeated for good in most books, movies, and TV shows, many real-life villains throughout the world – including the ISIS terrorists who’ve murdered two U.S. news journalists in the past month – are definitely no pushovers. And they’re not going away anytime soon – mainly because they’re fiercely persistent and already set in their goals.
Despite what the world has at its disposal in terms of technology, intelligence, and moral conviction, it’s still in serious danger. And it’ll stay that way – until the entire world finally realizes what’s truly at stake, and takes the appropriate action to not only eliminate every threat, but also correct the mistakes that helped make those threats possible. Including those which led to 9/11 and what happened in the thirteen years since.
John Lavernoich is the author of three books (including the first two Chameleons, Inc. novels), as well as various non-fiction articles and short stories that have been published in print and on the Internet. To learn more about Mr. Lavernoich and his writing achievements, please visit his official website (http://johnlavernoich.weebly.com), as well as his pages on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/john.lavernoich?ref=name), MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/jlavernoich), Twitter (http://twitter.com/JLav65), LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-lavernoich/7a/b21/237), and WordPress (https://johnlav.wordpress.com). Mr. Lavernoich also maintains his own video channel on YouTube‘s website (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJz1MX0XKIPm8nSAccTNMjA), his own Author Spotlight page on Lulu Books‘ website (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Highroad), his own Profile Page on Amazon Studios‘ website (http://studios.amazon.com/users/59488), and his Chameleons, Inc. and Pictures Shop websites via Weebly (Chameleons, Inc. website: http://chameleonsinc.weebly.com; Pictures Shop website: http://jlpicturesshop.weebly.com). Mr. Lavernoich’s current creative projects include writing the script for the comic book limited series The Janus Terror.
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