The memic buzzword referring to the infamous events which occurred in New York City on Tuesday September 11th, 2001. When used by the mainstream media and/or politicians, it is intended to illicit a fear response and a sense of blind nationalism in the United States or elsewhere. Often, it is also used as a fear mongering allusion to a future hypothetical tragedy of the same magnitude or worse.
“Giuliani is running on 9/11 and portraying himself as a hero. It’s disgusting. It’s horrible.” - FDNY Deputy Fire Chief Jim Riches