The Blogger obviously takes exception in the quote above to my allusion that the change in NY city since my earlier visit as being attributable to the 9/11 attacks.
Which I will admit was exactly my allusion.
Then the Blogger goes on about the things that upset her about my post. Getting "upset" about my post, let's state right here, being an enormous over-reaction as I see it. But in my post that gets this poor unhappy human being so upset, I cite specific examples, very specific and TRUE examples, of the change in attitude of NY city since my earlier visit and the recent one with the incident of "The Bag."
Sure, my examples are but anecdotes in a city teeming with millions of humans and the examples may, or may not, be indicative of a change in the "persona" of NY City from twenty years ago until now.
Although this Liberal Blogger really needs to get a clue. This is how tourists get an impression of places he/she may visit. They then go home and tell their family and friends. It's a fact. All of us, even Liberals, form their mindsets and opinions on human interaction and our personal experiences.
In fact if 9/11 didn't help change the atmosphere of NY city, for which an argument could be made that it DID as the city desperately needed to get their tourists back, then I'd argue it was the reign of mighty Rudy Guilianni that did the deed.
Either way, I still argue the NY City of my twenty year memory and the NY City of "The Bag" are almost two different cities in two different times.
The Blogger, who lives in NY city by the way, can think what she wants. Sometimes when one is in the middle of something they lose a perspective a casual visitor can note immediately.
Even more bizarre, the post had many comments after the original post.
"We don't need or want holier than thou tourists who are so proud of visiting our city because they could be putting their lives in danger."