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You Know What Really Grinds My Gears? [Sep. 11th, 2008|09:51 pm]
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[d_h_belmont]
People, but what else is new?

Today, I'm offended by the people who post messages on this day about "remembering 9/11" and going so far as to post the horrific pictures of that day. Is this bullshit really necessary? I won't deny that, as Americans, we need to realize the world isn't perfectly safe and there's danger out there. We won't forget that. But why REHASH this shit on this day every time it comes around? I can understand doing it on the first anniversary, and maybe even the fifth, but there comes a time where we have to just move on. We wallow in this 9-11 shit. Since when in the history of man has it ever been good to DWELL on something horrible that has happened to us? We grieve, we accept the reality, and we move on and become STRONGER.

But it's not just this specifically. It's the insincerity in posting this "remember" shit on this day. If it was that important to post "remember" messages, it doesn't make sense to do it just on one day. These are the same assholes who do nice things for their lovers ONLY on Valentine's Day, and is full of happiness and joy and love for their family ONLY during the holidays. They have beliefs about certain things needing to be done, but ALWAYS squeak by doing the BARE MINIMUM.

Don't come to me with this "remember 9/11" nonsense, all all the potential political ideas that come with that statement (such as "we fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here" and "freedom isn't free" ) when on 9/12, you will be back to your normal way of life as if nothing ever happened. It's lazy, and it's hypocritical.

With that said, we should post "Remember 12-7-41!", and see how many people have no idea what we're talking about. Better yet, try "Remember 4-19-95!" which up until 9-11-2001, was the worst terrorist attack this country has faced (there might be people here who don't remember the Oklahoma City Bombing. If not, go look that up or try "Timothy McVeigh" in a Wikipedia search engine. That way you can still call yourself a Wise Tit ; - ) ... Or maybe "Wise Ol' Tit". Take your pick. )

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[User Picture]From: hahahasyyke
2008-09-12 05:32 am (UTC)
"Since when in the history of man has it ever been good to DWELL on something horrible that has happened to us?"

It's never been a good idea, but people do it over EVERYTHING. It's almost as if people look for something to be miserable over. That's one of the things Huxley made sure to leave out of future civilization that actually made some sense - THE PAST. There's no point, it's all said and done already and can't be changed. It's unhealthy to dwell on the past.

But even so, it's understandable that people would do so if it directly affected them and really messed things up for them - as unhealthy it may be... But the people who just post it like it's a glitter graphic on myspace and don't really care all that much? Those are the really irritating ones.

I'm not going to be pissed at someone who puts flowers on their grandpa's grave every year after he died for the rest of their life, but the people who just do it to go with the motions and pretend to give a shit are idiots.
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[User Picture]From: jesuismeursault
2008-09-12 05:51 pm (UTC)
i remember how i felt on 9/11 and i don't want to feel that way ever again again. it was a defining event in american history, to be sure. i would never, under any circumstances, take that lightly or shit on the memories of those lost in the attacks or the servicemen/women lost in battle after the fact. i was lucky enough not to lose anyone during the attacks, though just about every male relative in my family is now in the military and bouncing back and forth from the states to iraq. the desire to hash up horrible memories of that terrorist attack is just more of the same: generating fear so we do not fight too hard to get ourselves out of iraq or oppose a blatant revoking of our constitutional rights. politics these days is all about fear: you can't go on a plane, watch out for muslims in your neighborhood (they could be starting a terrorist cell!), you must always be ready for the next attack (it could happen at any time! at any place!). above all, you must remain afraid, because that will allow the president to continue to wage wars without any clear and distinct reasoning behind it.
i don't mind honouring the dead. i think it's a necessary part of getting over a tragedy, especially if you lost a family member or friend. but this is just fear-mongering plan and simple. if we are scared enough, we will agree to anything (wars, loss of personal freedoms once considered inalienable rights) so long as we are given the briefest glimmer of security and safety...
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From: d_h_belmont
2008-09-12 09:04 pm (UTC)
I agree with you both, so let's all have some ice cream!

On top of all the bad reasons to "remember 9/11", I think news outlets like to talk about it because it's an easy story to do; it's filler material for them to use so they don't have to report "real" news. It seemed like the 10 o'clock news had half of it's 30 minute segment devoted to 9-11 and how people felt that day and how they feel now. They also covered how dark skinned people were treated badly after the attack, and that's the thing that really shows America's ugliness. After that day, lots of people were innocently targeted and singled out. In worst cases, people were assaulted and killed, and a lot of those people weren't even Muslim, but Hindu.

But yeah, I think the bottom line of "remember 9/11" is to keep hatred and fear in our hearts, which if that's what happens when we remember, I can't see any good coming out of "remembering" such an event.

Honor the dead... Have we, as Americans in general really done that? I'd hate to think my death was used to convince people to go fight in Iraq when the two weren't related. I'd hate to think that my death brought out such hatred in people for Muslims and people of a certain ethnicity. I'd hate to think my death allowed laws to be passed that infringe on our constitutional rights. I would really hate how my president would use my death as a tool to control the masses...
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