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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.
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i passed by this tribute on the way home. Many firefighters were there. Many were lost on that day.
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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.
>>979441>thanks for looking at this thread.>At least, we can remember this day with respect.
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.
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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.>>979463
...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.
I say common but I guess that's common to me.
The sentiment is there.
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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.>>979582
This isn’t a meme thread.
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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 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.