I'm reminded of a movie I saw a while back, and am afraid of what may happen next. The people of the U.S. will demand a swift and violent reaction, and while I have a wish for vengance here, this is not the kind of battle you can fight with definitive strikes and quick measures. Terrorists of the world have just been sent a message: the same tactics used elsewhere in the world work even more effectively here, because we're so completely unfamiliar with the concept, we don't know how to react. Look at the country right now: we've effectively shut down for the day. Trading has stopped. Flights are landed. Borders are closed. People are hiding.
I don't know what I'm more afraid of: us showing the world that we really don't understand terrorism by taking a "decisive action" against an overly-broad grouping of people who are considered responsible, or us defending against this internally by becoming a police state. Or both.Other things...
In the midst of all of this, I have a strong suspicion that the rumors of an upcoming layoff are true, and that I may be a part of them. I don't know how to react to this right now; it seems small compared to what is happening around the U.S. right now, yet will dramatically affect my life very soon.
More later, when I'm thinking more clearly.