The Necessity to Speak Essays

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The Necessity to Speak On September 11th 2001 America was attacked. Two planes taken over by terrorists crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center and one plane crashed into the Pentagon. For many it was disbelief, something out of a movie, but as the fateful day progressed reality struck hard. Thousands of people were lost in the rubble and hundreds more died trying to save them. For America it was a day of mourning, an event no one will ever forget. America's immunity to attack was broken and paranoia ran high. Millions of Americans focused on one man to set it right, the President of the United States. On September 20th President George W. Bush addressed the nation. It was a speech written by many people, composed of…show more content…
When Bush didn't seem lost, he often seemed scared." (Max para. 1) In a sense it seemed as if we had gone back in time and our king was demanding his subjects to "Bring me the head of Osama Bin Laden". The tabloids came out with an old west wanted poster that showed Osama Bin Laden as being wanted "dead or alive". Many Americans believed it to be Bush's hunting expedition. A better speech needed to be said as Bush's "form of human communication" was expressing the wrong ideas. In Bush's speech he mentions the expression of world support for the United States. "And on behalf of the American people, I thank the world for its outpouring of support. America will never forget the sounds of our National Anthem playing at Buckingham Palace, on the streets of Paris, and at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. We will not forget South Korean children gathering to pray outside our embassy in Seoul, or the prayers of sympathy offered at a mosque in Cairo. We will not forget moments of silence and days of mourning in Australia and Africa and Latin America." (para. 8 and 9) Bush than mentions the deaths of citizens from eighty other countries that died with Americans. The United States is arrogant in wanting support from the rest of the world. Most Americans never even know when something like this has occurred in another country. Our neighbors see no support from us. In Sam Hamill's essay he says that violence can be concurred if we "come
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