If I could relive 1998-1999 in a loop, I would.
Pre-9/11 america seems like the garden of Eden now. I grew up in San Diego. It was a rite of passage to get your driver's licence at 16 and walk across the border to Tijuana and drink with your friends. In those days Mexican bartenders would sell booze to a kindergartner if they had American dollars. My point is, I used to go through an international border checkpoint, at 16, liquored up on cheap tequila and pacifico beer and the border patrol agent would take one look at my Nordic complexion and wave me through without checking my ID. It was a helluva time to be alive.
I always say 9/11 was the turning point for the downfall of society, my wife says it was the Trayvon Martin situation.