Is anyone else sick of this 9/11 stuff? 77 replies

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Nostradamouse

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#71 13 years ago
Emir Al-Azizer..rests?

Seems like the more I speak english, the less I master it. French lingered in me for that one, we say "restes humains" for human... well... parts...




Tas

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#72 13 years ago

I think "remains" is the correct word. :S




Safe-Keeper

Aw, c'mon Cyan, it's quality!

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#73 13 years ago

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Is anyone else sick of this 9/11 stuff?

Yup.

I'm sick and tired of the news "commemorating" 9/11 by showing footage of it. It's like someone commemorating a rape by showing the rapist's video footage of the assault.

You don't commemorate something by re-playing it. You commemorate something by remembering the dead, what their abilities were and why you miss them. You commemorate the dead by playing the songs they sung, reading the essays they wrote, displaying the drawings they drew. You commemorate them by saying what they did for their society and how much people loved them, and why.

I'm sick and tired of the media making life worse for traumatized victims by constantly re-playing videos and images of what happened. This does not apply only to 9/11, but also to murders, accidents, bombings, and all instances where people were traumatized.

Don't show traumatizing images unless you need to (as part of a documentary or something). There are people with mental issues out there thanks to the horrible thing that happened - let's not make it worse for them.

The American people have short memories. If we don't beat it in them every few years...they'll forget there was even a 911. We are actually pretty pathetic as a whole.

You can't (or you shouldn't - evidently the news networks can) force people to remember. If someone wants to get over something and move on, that's their choice. It can be irritating to care really badly about something and meet people who don't care as much as you (I've been there:(), but it's their choice.

You can't force people to grieve. To be brutally honest, I feel there's almost something authoritarian about it.

If you don't want to see it, turn off the TV for the day.

And when the images are shown without warning?




Joe Bonham

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#74 13 years ago
You can't force people to grieve. To be brutally honest, I feel there's almost something authoritarian about it.

Ah yes, we should force the networks not to show the images - that's showing those authoritarians who's boss. ;) Okay seriously, I really don't see any problem with this. This month was the anniversary of the occassion after all. Similar attacks get more or less the same attention on their anniversaries.




masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#75 13 years ago

No, I see Safe-Keeper's point, it is like the 2 Minutes of Hate (1984 again ;) ). Every now and then, your hate for Islamists must be refreshed with a blast of shocking videos of America Under ATTACK!




MakaraTenshi

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#76 13 years ago

I remember reading an article about some of the suvivors of 9/11 and they are actually getting sick of it too. They hate being reminded of it and hate it when people either give them a sympathy/pity stare or ask them to tell their story about how they survived.




wjlaslo

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#77 13 years ago

I hate it how people are commercializing a national disaster to make money. There have been at least two movies so far about it, "World Trade Center" and "Flight something" then there's another documentary about "How to survive if terrorists try to take control of your jetliner". Jesus Christ, I mean at least give some of these people respect. I would hate to have a wife or friend who died in it, then every anniversary have to see him or her die AGAIN and AGAIN as they replay footage of crashing planes.

I don't want to be callous but it's getting a little old now. People are clinging to this incident as if it gives the US a reason to be "democratizing" other countries. It was a tragedy, but so are lots of wars. So are airline crashes. So are car crashes. So are many other things in this world.




Joe Bonham

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#78 13 years ago
Master of RealityNot that I'm siding with the conspiracy theorists, but it's just too weird. Something that huge is reduced to peices that small? Maybe I'm crazy.

It could be a fluke. Or it might have been shot down. We should have done that with all of the rest of the rogue planes after the first one hit the WTC.