At the risk of sounding unpatriotic,...
I hate 9/11. All these people saying 'Never forget'.
What are we never to forget? Some people say, 'We should never forget who attacked us?'. Sadly, it seems we already forgot that - it was the Saudis. It was a small group of Fundimentalist Muslims.
What we should never forget is the sacrifices by the first responders.
Maybe we should never forget that it was all about the oil/money.
Maybe we should always remember it was all about religion.
What do you think we should always remember about 9/11?
Never forget the attack was totally preventable, never forget that Condoleezza Rice was briefed more than 2 months in advance by the head of the CIA that an attack by Al Qaeda was imminent and NOTHING was done about it, never forget the incompetence of the Dubya administration on killing Bin Laden, never forget the lies and stupidity that brought us 2 interminable wars, never forget that Trump has lied even more trying to place himself helping the first responders and the lies about muslims celebrating, finally, never forget the victims and the first responders who were and are still being treated as second class citizens by Moscow Mitch and fucking Rand Paul.
Back in the days of World War II, they use to have a saying . . . . "The only thing to fear is fear itself." Most people today do not get the meaning of that phrase. It means that fear, as an emotion, is bad, because it destroys the ability to think logically and reasonably . . . . My observation has been that Americans for the most part have turned into whining, paranoid, illogical fools who fear their own shadows, easily manipulated by the Washington imperialist war-for-profit-loving criminals as a result. They control the media, so they control the masses, they have more than filled the Nazis boots by destroying other countries. We live in a society that is so sick and weak-minded that criminals are easily elected to high office and people who oppose them are locked up. It is disgusting, adversity should make one stronger, not weaker.
I couldn't agree more. I'd add to the never forget list:
Our Constitutional rights were completely hacked;
The Police State was fostered and raised into the nightmare of today;
Endless illegal wars costing trillions;
And blah blah blah
Mostly? I HATE FLYING NOW, and I love to fly. Fuck TSA.
What we should remember about 9/11 is that Tower 7 was not hit by a plane. Nor was the Pentagon.
We should remember that 9/11 was used as an excuse to lie us into two wars against people who had nothing to do with 9/11.
The real perpetrators of 9/11 have not been brought to justice.
We shouldn't forget the lives lost, the sacrifice of those who arrived at the scene, and the political fall out in the aftermath.
We should never forget that airports didn't used to suck this bad, and government survailance wasn't the norm.
We should never forget our mortality, how fragile our society is, or that our assumption of American exceptionalism is fundamentaly wrong.
We should never forget because their is too much to learn from our failure and about the role we play as a single part of a global humanity, a reality we need to except at face value. Anyone who pushes a narrative of fear and hate, insisting we continue to place blame and eradicate diversity for the sake of unity, has an agenda of isolation and self proclaimed superiority. We are already over the tipping point, and I don't think we have forgotten that.
I remember the day
I remember the dead ... who died through no fault of their own
I remember those who fought hard to save lives ... some at the cost of their own
I remember it was done for religion, and in retaliation, and derived from middle east oil
mostly ... I remember the waste of lives in futile half hearted wars fought since that day
I think we must remember the 9/11 when the biggest empire that the world knew at time suffered a defeat so huge, to a loosely knitted alliance of barbarians and traitors, that 2 of the pillars of power destroyed on that day were never re-raised again. This event defined new borders on the world!
Of course I am talking about the lost of 3 legions (2 of them never re-raised anymore) at the Teutoburg Forest on 9/11 of 9 dc, where german tribes on a 3 days struggle (ending probably on 9/11) swallowed the Roman army and established the Rhine as the fronter of the roman empire in central Europe.
The big lie I am hearing today is about this foolish nonsense about Trump considering meeting with the Taliban just before the 9/11 remembrance, is the falsehood that the Taliban attacked the US on that day. Lets not forget.... the media cry. Utterly nonsense. The Taliban were and are total religious bastards, but they were not responsible for these attacks. Yes, they allowed Bin Ladin to stay there, but he might have been somewhere else, and the attackers were Saudi and Yemeni. My understanding is that Bin Laden told Mullah Omah just after the attacks and Omah's response was like 'Are you crazy? You're going to bring the Americans down on our heads!' which is exactly what happened. It was the last thing the Taliban wanted. But it was exactly what Bin Laden wanted, and the US blundered in, thoughtlessly. But in the Fake History that the Right now peddles, that war in Afghanistan is equated with preventing another 9/11 attack. And the irony is, if there were another attack, it wouldn't be from the Taliban, who are fighting a nationalist war against what they see as invaders, but from other middle eastern countries that hate the West. What point is mainstream media when all they do is peddle Establishment spin.
I'll give you several reasons to never forget
10 EMT Paramedics (2 were FDNY, but were NOT firefighters)
37 PAPD officers
23 NYPD officers
Also the thousands of civilians who perished...
Those are 411 specific reasons to never forget. It is the largest line of duty loss of life in this country's history. Equating 9/11 to the geopolitical turmoil that has happened is the biggest disrespect to those who lost their lives on that day. Please stop making a national day of remembrance into a reason to spew political rhetoric.
Everything is "forgotten." It stays in the history logs. There will still be monuments. But as new generations, who have no memory of an event, it will be less relevant That is not unpatriotic. Just how things work. History is full of terrible events that we no longer have memorials for.
it wasn't about religion at all. the self-proclaimed muslims who planned and executed 9/11 do not/did not follow islam. they are no more muslims than the westboro idiots are christians (not that one would want to be a christian, but let's get our labels right, right?)
what to remember is that some people's loved ones died, that first responders risked and in some cases lost their lives, and that there is a good possibility that crucial parts of our government knew it was coming and either ignored the information because it was stupid or allowed it to happen for political reasons. that's what to remember.
I am not convinced that it was "about religion". It would seem that the Muslims do not want McDonalds (American/western influences in what they see as their domain), on all their street corners. The most stupid statement on the issue of why they attacked is, "They hate us for our freedoms." They don't give a shit about our "freedoms".
You are right in stating the the most of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi. With that being said, I feel that Afghanistan was the right thing to do. I have always been against the war in Iraq. If any country, we should have attacked Saudi Arabia. I suppose it didn't happen for 2 reasons, one is that we bought a buttload of oil from them. Secondly, if a wayward bomb were to hit Mecca, a holy war would have been waged against us by every Muslim country in the world.
I recently read an article saying we have forgotten. I assumed it was going to be an anti-brown people article. BUT, instead it was about how people pulled together after 9/11 and helped each other. America truly was one nation united together. We’ve forgotten that and are divided now.
I’ll see if I can find the article