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I'm sick to death of 9/11!

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Today is Thursday, the 11th of September, 2008 A.D. It's the day after Wednesday, the 10th of September, 2008 A.D. and the day before Friday, the 12th of September, 2008 A.D. This would be an unremarkable day except that seven years ago this morning 19 men bordered four planes, commandeered those plains, and plowed them into both towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the Pennsylvania countryside when the passengers were about to retake the fourth plane. Now, this day is called 9/11.

And I for one am sick of it. They say "we will never forget". I wish I could forget about it.

I want to shoot my TV set whenever a commercial for those commemorative souvenirs comes on. The day is shoved down my throat. I don't need (certainly not paid for with my money) some piece of metal reminding me.

It also angers me when I see people (namely the Republican party) using this horrific event to their advantage. It's an insult to the people who died and their families. They should be a shamed of themselves but they aren't as they keep doing it.

It's not to say I don't care about what happened. It has to be the most tragic human event to happen in my lifetime. However, I'm sick of its overexposure and how it has been misused.

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  1. The Outrage's Avatar
    If it makes you feel better, I treat this day like any other day.

    I am wondering what the deal of the 9/11 movie is. I hope it wasn;t just for profit :/
  2. Armads's Avatar
    So do I really. I got an extra naptime at school this morning though. <_<
    Updated 11th September 2008 at 05:54 PM by Armads (fixed typo)
  3. The Outrage's Avatar
    Wasn't even mentioned in the school announcements.
  4. Ino-Chan's Avatar
    Wait, so other people besides me don't really care about today? Whew. We always had that 15 minute silence thing at school, so I didn't realize what day it was until about 12:30
  5. QuietDragon's Avatar
    I'm not American, so it's not really my place to speak, but I'm getting pretty tired of having it shoved in my face every year.

    It's been seven years. Yes, it's tragic, but it's time to move on.
  6. The Outrage's Avatar
    Don't worry Moka, I didn't realise what day it was until I had to put the date on my work.
  7. Hyatt's Avatar
    I was sick to death of 9/11 a few years ago. Now I don't even watch tv to be annoyed by commercials.

    It was a bigger deal in my area because I'm across the river from Manhattan and I heard that they could see the smoke from the commotion from my high school.

    But I agree. Overblown.
  8. Quartzthyst's Avatar
    Annoyed at 9/11 being shoved in your face? Want it to 'disappear'?

    That's the most immature response I've ever heard! Yes, it might be irritating and all, but thousands of people died in that tragedy. What if you were a relative of someone who died in 9/11, would you be happy if someone happened to say, "It's been seven years. Yes, it's tragic, but it's time to move on.". I don't care how long it has been, those people who have lost their loved ones will be affected FOREVER.

    It's just unfortunate how the term 9/11 attributes more to the breakout of the attack on the Middle-east(Yeah. I'm not calling it a war, it's a freaking slaughter), then the actual number of people who died on that day. It also showcases how fragile America was prior to the day.

    Yeah, sure, it might not be as massive as WWI or WWII, but innocent people still died trying to save others. At least show some gawd damn respect.

    Like what? You can't take 1 minute out of your life to pay respect to the dead? Honestly, it's 1 fucking minute. We have alot more time in our life to do other things after we spend that 1 minute paying respect.

    edit- BTW, Red Wings suck. Hossa stealers.
    Updated 11th September 2008 at 09:26 PM by Quartzthyst
  9. The Outrage's Avatar
    "It's been seven years. Yes, it's tragic, but it's time to move on."

    Personally, I doubt their dead relatives would want them to be dwelling on in the past and would probably prefer it if they moved on in their lives.
  10. Quartzthyst's Avatar
    Yeah. I move on. You move on. We all do. But when someone dies in a situation like that, and others simply say "Ah, who freaking cares? Let's forget about it what happened" is a little bit disrespectful. This day for Americans is at least designated for paying respects to the men and women who died that day. It's like Remembrance Day.. or Patriot's Day.. or Veteran's Day. It's not going to go away anytime soon. So um...deal with it?
  11. The Outrage's Avatar
    If it makes you feel better, I treat this day like any other day.

    "Ah, who freaking cares? Let's forget about it what happened"

    Obviously the same thing.

    Moving on doesn't mean forgetting either. If you choose to ignore it, you haven't really moved on have you.
    Updated 11th September 2008 at 09:54 PM by The Outrage
  12. Quartzthyst's Avatar
    Aye, fine by me.

    I really don't feel like arguing about this anyways. 1) It's a sketchy topic, 2) University has taken my soul, 3) I'm tired.
  13. Blackjack Gabbiani's Avatar
    Seriously yeah. I mean sure it was sad, but time *has* passed. They talk about national healing but then they keep ripping the scab off.
  14. Satoshi-kun's Avatar
    "I want to shoot my TV set whenever a commercial for those commemorative souvenirs comes on."

    Profiting off a tragedy is pretty evil I think, and I feel that is the case with that.

    Yeah, it was sad, and yeah... we shouldn't forget history, but we do need to move on. The one thing that I do miss about that time period is the month or two where people got along a lot better and forgot our differences for the most part... but sadly that was short-lived.
  15. Lilac Hill's Avatar
    A minute's silence is really all that's somewhat neccesary, IMO.

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