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Katalina

9/11

Never forget. Kinda hard to forget when people write journals about it, talk about it on the news, radio, internet and so on. Not saying we should forget. Nupe.

But also remember those that gave their lives in other tragedies. I'm not too sure as to why this one hits us so hard. Harder than the other ones.  But it does.

So, when you take a moment to remember those that lost their lives to this horrible act, please take a moment to remember those that lost their lives to the other horrible acts that have been committed through out the ages.

I know that becomes harder to do as each year goes on. As it doesn't seem to affect us all that much. But at the same time, what could it hurt? Taking that extra moment?

Oh and call me a whiny old bitch if you'd like, but I personally do find those 9/11 jokes, satires or whatever you want to call them offensive. I find most any jokes pertaining to any acts such as that and other tragedies to be as such. But that's just me. I have my reasons.
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wolf22
6 years, 2 months ago
it hits harder becouse it was the WORLD trade center. people from all over the world were in it when the towers came down.
Katalina
6 years, 2 months ago
This is very true. I think it also hits pretty hard because of the media coverage. I could be very wrong, but I do not remember any other time that the media was so open on something so tragic.

I remember going to the bank after work, and seeing the tellers around a small tv. I didn't know what had happened, I was a little put off by this, until they told me. I went to the car, and my bf had the radio on. It was the first time I ever heard a reporter say "fuck" on the air.

Later we went to my then friend's house...and I watched in horror, people jumping out of the windows.

That is what gets me to this day. That haunts my dreams still. And it is one of the reasons I do not take lightly to people joking about this event.

in the end, I think it was the media coverage that made it so it's burned into our memories the way it is now.
GreenFur
6 years, 2 months ago
i say, what's been done since?
have they rebuilt, or have "the terrorists won"
never forget, fine but is a never ending "war on terror" the answer or a fitting tribute?
i think not....
it has been over a decade, ask yourself what all the talking heads refuse to do, what is the Legacy we are left with?

--GF
Katalina
6 years, 2 months ago
In my opinion, the terrorists Have won, at least to a certain degree. We changed our way of life. We cannot look at another Muslim and think TERRORIST! and that is Awful.

I walk through stores, and I see Muslim women wear their traditional hajibs and I see other people scorn, glare, and out right be rude to them. There's no need for that shit!

Have we done anything to rebuild? No. instead we took steps Backwards. We are still hateful towards those we do not understand. We still blanket cover everything. We see one Muslim, one Israeli, and we think they are ALL like that. And they are not!

We go to take a flight, and we're scared we're gonna blow up. We have sacrificed freedom for pat-downs to feel safe.
We have to watch what we say, for fear of being labeled terrorists ourselves.

In order for us to move ahead, we have to stop living in the past. And I don't mean 9/11 I mean the Past. We have to put Hatred aside, and try to work Together.

We're never going to be a utopian world, that is just not possible. But we here, in America Do all have a common goal, so why must we all hate each other to this degree?
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