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...it's that time of year again. i thought about taking a train out to the memorial, but i don't think i can manage the life to do that today.

It felt like a weirdly ordinary day today. Which is how a day should feel. But it is a day of a lot of introspection too.

i am not sure why i make this thread every year, but i feel like i must. If anybody should never forget, it is i, and others like me.


I remembered it.  For those who don't know, in September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked buildings in America using airplanes.  The Americans fought back with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  There has not been another attack of this kind and scale since.  I don't know if the war has been won yet.


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i passed by this tribute on the way home. Many firefighters were there. Many were lost on that day.


i know 9/11 has become sort of a meme on the internet.

And i know, in a lot of places that, say, aren't New York, it is increasingly just something that happened somewhere else to some other people

just one little thing, when so many other things have happened

i want to share some videos. i know they are really scary, and can bring back horrible memories and feelings. They certainly do for me.

But also, i want to show you how it felt. What it was like. Maybe you too can understand why we feel as we do, here in New York


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i posted some videos but got rid of them.

i decided, that's kind of heavy, and it's not right for me to share like that

instead, i just want to say, thanks for looking at this thread.
At least, we can remember this day with respect.


>thanks for looking at this thread.
>At least, we can remember this day with respect.

Of course.
I know this date calls every person and specially New Yorkers to reflect about this world we share and the need for the good to overcome the darkness.


There are now people born after the Sep 11 terrorist attacks who are 18 years old.  Wow, time flies.


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The towers killed many people my family knew. They almost killed my mother, but she didn't go that day.

They crushed the old home when the fell. We could've been there, but for the grace of God.

i wonder sometimes if my poor respiratory health comes... from those days. i have always been healthy, except for my upper respiratory system.

...gosh. that is so sad.


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I havent forgotten. Ive just stopped caring. My heart goes out to the people who lost others on that day but. Its been 18 years. Time to move on.


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My heart goes out to everyone involved. I'm rather conflicted with how to deal with historical tragedies like this. On one had, i think it's important to remember what happened and honor those who were affected. Their stories deserve to be remembered and honored.

On the other hand, part of me feels like it would be best to treat it like any other day, because remembering it, letting it have an impression on us, makes me feel like we're giving the backwards, homunculoid, unenlightened, piece of shit savages who did it the recognition and fear they wanted. Part of me feels like the best way to spite those people is to just treat it like any other day. Because they want a reaction, so i want to say fuck you to them by not having a reaction. Fuck you, fuck everything you stand for, fuck everything you believe. They don't deserve the effort or recognition.


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I had no idea, Moon.
No wonder why this day touches you.


I'm somewhat the same. It's an unfortunate incident, but, it's been quite a lot of time.
I guess it probably matters more to people who were in the area, though. I probably stopped caring primarily because I was so far away from it.


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Vale, I guess.


What's that?


Latin for 'farewell'. Common obituary thing.


aah. I didn't know


I say common but I guess that's common to me.

The sentiment is there.


>implying it wasn't inside job and 2 small plane could made 2 Huge tower destroy in such way.
Holy shit guys


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At least 500,000 people died in Iraq alone. It’s important that we don’t just disregard what 9/11 justified. It doesn’t diminish their lives to acknowledge that they were used as false martyrs to kill hundreds of thousands, in fact it’s something people should be angry about.

To take the name of a dead man and use it to advance your political cause of invasion and wholesale slaughter is about the most disgusting and disrespectful thing you can do. Not to mention the great amount of freedom that Americans lost after that event.

This isn’t a meme thread.


Shit... Now I feel bed for not remember it yesterday. Sure I'm from Sweden. But o e should have the decency to pay the respects.
Or maybe it's just my over high levels of empathy.
>sad trash pony. Png


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Living in Manhattan, oddly enough nobody I saw yesterday even mentioned it. It was kind of beautiful in a way. I know people say to "never forget," but I also think the silence I witnessed was a sign of healing in its own right.


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Oh, wow.  That's really close.

I'm made enough people angry this week, so let's see if I can manage to do better.

>inside job
That's an uncommon perspective.  I'm sure you have reasons and they are valid, but I'm not sure I have the energy to review them in detail right now.  Perhaps at some later time, we can talk about it, and I will be properly corrected.


I always end up feeling awkward taking about 9/11 because my first reaction to witnessing it live was to get really cynical about conservative politicians potentially abusing the situation for all sorts of political gain, rather than thinking about the people who were actually dying there.

I was also focused on how much disgust I felt for conservative friends of mine who seemed more excited about the prospects of going to war on the day itself rather than being shocked or disgusted by the fact that a lot of people died that day.  


>political gain, rather than thinking about the people who were actually dying

This so, so much exactly.


>It’s important that we don’t just disregard what 9/11 justified. It doesn’t diminish their lives to acknowledge that they were used as false martyrs to kill hundreds of thousands,

Strange that you are not angry about the exact same sort of thing in your own idol's doctrine.



I was already cynical of politics in America after the 90s, and in 2001 I had just started participating in the political process given that I was 19/20 years old at the time

I had already concluded in the 90s that American politics is essentially not that distinct from sports fandom, it's basically primarily about supporting and rooting for your team, even if that means changing your principles and pretending like your principles were consistent.

After 9/11, it seemed like fear and partisanship was literally driving everyone insane and reality for each person seemed to be whatever justified their commitments to their partisan identities.


That the whole thing was just to get Opec prices for Texas oil was obvious at the time and no one could be reasoned with.

That when you finally go home you end up with Isis was also self-evident from the first early moment yet, newscasters in theatre were all yay happy and showed us footage with the bodies cut out.


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