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    My view on 9/11

    This will probably be an unpopular opinion.

    Am I the only one who didnít get emotional yesterday on the 9/11 anniversary? I didnít feel particularly sad or anything. I probably wouldnít even have remembered it if it hadnít been mentioned so much on social and broadcast media.

    I am sorry all those people died. But it was 18 years ago and I have moved on. I didnít have any friends or family members who died that day.

    I fully respect the police and firefighters that rushed into the buildings.

    But the day itself doesnít really do much for me. December 7, 1941, was a bad day but I donít dwell on it, either. We had a moment of silence at work today and I just stood there.

    I donít know why I feel like this and I am not trying to tell anyone to get over it if they feel differently. It is just how I feel.

    Maybe it is the fact we are still in wars over there and nothing is getting accomplished. Maybe it is the overpoliticization (from both sides) about 9/11. Maybe it is the outright bigotry against Muslims I see that came about from that day. Maybe I am just tired of having it shoved down my throat that I am not a good American if I donít bow down every military person I see or participate in some patriotic display (and not just standing during the anthem). Maybe I am just a jerk.

    Anyway, I just wanted to get this off my chest. I would post that on Facebook but then I wouldnít have any friends left.


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    Re: My view on 9/11

    unfortunately, the there is a lot of the aftermath we have forgotten. and a lot of that is what led us to where we are today

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    Re: My view on 9/11

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson1967 View Post
    This will probably be an unpopular opinion.

    Am I the only one who didnít get emotional yesterday on the 9/11 anniversary? I didnít feel particularly sad or anything. I probably wouldnít even have remembered it if it hadnít been mentioned so much on social and broadcast media.

    I am sorry all those people died. But it was 18 years ago and I have moved on. I didnít have any friends or family members who died that day.

    I fully respect the police and firefighters that rushed into the buildings.

    But the day itself doesnít really do much for me. December 7, 1941, was a bad day but I donít dwell on it, either. We had a moment of silence at work today and I just stood there.

    I donít know why I feel like this and I am not trying to tell anyone to get over it if they feel differently. It is just how I feel.

    Maybe it is the fact we are still in wars over there and nothing is getting accomplished. Maybe it is the overpoliticization (from both sides) about 9/11. Maybe it is the outright bigotry against Muslims I see that came about from that day. Maybe I am just tired of having it shoved down my throat that I am not a good American if I donít bow down every military person I see or participate in some patriotic display (and not just standing during the anthem). Maybe I am just a jerk.

    Anyway, I just wanted to get this off my chest. I would post that on Facebook but then I wouldnít have any friends left.


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    Re: My view on 9/11

    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    unfortunately, the there is a lot of the aftermath we have forgotten. and a lot of that is what led us to where we are today

    I always remember flying B-52s over the desolate mountains of Afghanistan and dropping bombs in an act of utter futility then the desperate search for WMD's in Iraq. It seems to never change... the middle east is the place where the great imperial powers go to die!

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    Re: My view on 9/11

    As long as you don't stop your two minutes of hate each day then I suppose Big Brother can let this slide.

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    Re: My view on 9/11

    Someone had to remind me that it was 9/11. That's how meh I was yesterday.

    Not that I wanted to discount the horrors of the tragedy, but, yes, it was 18 years ago, and as 92 said, a lot of shady stuff happened afterwards, using the tragedy as a ruse for going to war in a useless, fruitless endeavor. War crimes that went unpunished. I'm talking Dick Cheney. Treason. I'm talking Scooter Libby for outing a clandestine CIA operative.

    And I well remember the GOP conventions and the almost mantra use of the terms "September 11th" in their jingo speeches.

    I honor the fallen FDNY, police, emergency workers, and the hundreds who died that day. But the whole event has been overshadowed with the cheap veneer of wingnut politics, unjust wars and needless death and destruction of families.

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    Re: My view on 9/11

    The older I get, the more emotional I get. Before turning 55 or so these days were just another day. But I teared up yesterday watching America strong.

    The very first time it happed to me was watching Ken Burn’s Civil War. Seems like that was in the early 90’s. That series made the Civil War much more real for me.

    C’67 you’re perfectly normal. I’m an old man that doesn’t manage his emotions as well as he used to.

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    Re: My view on 9/11

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson1967 View Post
    ---snip---Maybe I am just tired of having it shoved down my throat that I am not a good American if I don’t bow down every military person I see or participate in some patriotic display (and not just standing during the anthem). ---snip---

    I cannot tell you what you should say.....or how you should feel - that is not my place.

    But you should know that those in the military do what they do in order for you to have the freedom to say and feel however you want.

    What you do with that freedom is your business and no one else's, IMHO.
    "Old dog - new tricks"

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    Re: My view on 9/11

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Bama View Post
    The older I get, the more emotional I get. Before turning 55 or so these days were just another day. But I teared up yesterday watching America strong. -snip-
    Me too, Go Bama...it was a powerful piece......

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    Re: My view on 9/11

    imho, security theater and nationalism does more harm to our freedoms than terrorism
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    Re: My view on 9/11

    I purposefully stayed away from all the hype yesterday. I'm looking after my own well-being. That day was tragic and changed the world forever and those changes are pervasive.
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    Re: My view on 9/11

    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    unfortunately, the there is a lot of the aftermath we have forgotten. and a lot of that is what led us to where we are today

    I remember around 2000 finding the website for "Project For a New American Century" and after reading through it the Iraq business was no surprise.

    Yes, 9/11 was horrible. I remember getting up that morning and seeing the news of the first plane and sitting in front of the TV for the next 12 hours. I do like the fact that Bid Laden was finally whacked, although if corpses could be reanimated, I would imagine Trump would consider having the Navy dredging the Indian Ocean to undo something Obama did.

    When I saw the article about Coach Bryant on ESPN yesterday, though, I thought about him (9/11 is his birthday).

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    Re: My view on 9/11

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasBama View Post
    I remember around 2000 finding the website for "Project For a New American Century" and after reading through it the Iraq business was no surprise.

    Yes, 9/11 was horrible. I remember getting up that morning and seeing the news of the first plane and sitting in front of the TV for the next 12 hours. I do like the fact that Bid Laden was finally whacked, although if corpses could be reanimated, I would imagine Trump would consider having the Navy dredging the Indian Ocean to undo something Obama did.

    When I saw the article about Coach Bryant on ESPN yesterday, though, I thought about him (9/11 is his birthday).
    as soon as bush the lesser was elected i said to my co-workers at the time that we would at war with iraq before the halfway point of his first term
    The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.

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    If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they donít have to worry about the answers.

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