A funny thing happens if you use your mind, you might remember that you were lying to yourself. What's happening in the US is nothing compared to the chaos and devastation we brought to Iraq, and in doing so destabilizing the region. Recall that...
#1 and #2 are wrong. They were not involved in 9/11 and they were not massing WMDs. The US govt lied about both.
It's immoral for a country as large and powerful as ours to invade a much smaller country, while totally not feeling the war at home. Unless you watched the news you'd never have known we were at war. We were debating something very far away that most of us didn't experience personally.
So now, imagine if you were viewing the outrage in the US today from the point of view of Iraq, the country we destroyed, who we now blame for our non-existent terrorism at home. What are you so angry about, they might ask. They would look at our lives and think we are spoiled, and they'd be right.
We fear that the chaos we brought to Iraq is now coming home. That was completely predictable, and sorry to say, just. You know the old biblical slogan, you reap what you sow. We sowed a lot of what we are now on the verge of reaping.
The Iraqis must be thinking "we knew this, now they are learning." The US is in the business of chaos. As they used to say in the 60s, now the war is coming home.
We still are the most privileged and spoiled culture on the planet. We feel we're entitled to all that we were given. We're like the rich kid who thought he had hit a home run but in truth was born on third base. We're a lazy spoiled child of a society. And as a famous philosopher once said, now the chickens are coming home to roost.
Now we have to earn our freedom, we have to deserve it, instead of having it handed to us.
Think about it.