September 11 and its Impact on society.

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Although the features and characteristics of the contemporaneous global society within which we survive and interact have attained a stage of advancement and development that is far beyond anything that could have been conceptualized a few decades ago, mass conflict continues to plague society on a global basis. This, moreover, is something that is emphasized quite effectually when considering it in light of the exceptional rate at which crime and terrorism appear to be currently advancing. Perhaps one of the most useful examples in this case, moreover, is that of the monumentally ghastly and inhumane suicide attacks carried out by Islamic fundamentalists on the World Trade Centre [WTC] and the Pentagon on the 11th of September, 2001. It would be relevant, furthermore, to here acknowledge that one of the prime reasons due to which these attacks shook the very foundations of American society in such a dramatic fashion was that the general American population had no inkling whatsoever that there was the risk of such an attack.

Indeed, the relevance of this is highlighted when considering that the question that was the most frequently observed to be bubbling to the surface of the mass American consciousness was 'why would someone do something so heinous ?'

Addressing some of the more relevant implications of post 9/11th changes:

Security measures

It is barely surprising, especially when considering the monumental extent of the damages incurred in terms of losses of property and human life that the attacks carried out against America on the 11th of September 2004 collectively impacted American society in a lasting manner. One of the most immediate indications of such an impact, furthermore, was of a marked increase in discrimination against all individual with Asian backgrounds, especially those from regions with strongly Islamic roots. Considering that the suicide bombers were...