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Last posted Sep 13, 2013 at 04:03PM EDT. Added Sep 11, 2013 at 02:44AM EDT
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Upvoted, because if we can’t find humor in such a tragic event, the terrorists win. On that note…

I’ll say this, if I ever die horribly in a terrorist attack and it gets caught on tape, I want it sped up, yakaty sax played, and it posted on Youtube. And I want people to laugh.

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Sep 11, 2013 at 04:22AM EDT
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So in an attempt to keep some form of discussion going, recently a post has been making its round, saying the US should move on from 9/11 because worse terrorist attacks happen all over the world, various even being caused by the US, and after 12 years the US is basically being that douchebag who just can’t get over his/her ex after a break-up. It’s not saying we should stop remembering, but that people should stop making such a big deal out of it each fucking year again.

To be honest, I can’t help but agreeing with it. Sure, it’s a terrible thing that happened, but it’s been 12 years and there are worse things going on in the world even as I post this. I’m not telling the people who lost someone that day to forget about those they lost, I’m just speaking against the mega media cannon that’s made from it each year. But I’ll just place that post below a spoiler here.

I think that the USA needs to move on from September 11th.

Now before all you pseudo-patriots come attempting to sway my opinion with your “unwavering loyalty to the country”, let me just take a minute to explain things. I am an American. I’m a female. And I was a young girl when the events took place.

The events are tragic. I’m not saying that they aren’t. But the US government and the media make it out to be some worldwide catastrophe that claimed the lives of millions of people around the world, when really, the event only killed about 2,600 people, which in the grand scheme of things for a large country like the United States isn’t a huge number.

Also, we’re Americans. Not only are we extremely self-absorbed with our ignorance, fueled by the liberally biased media, we’re hardly sympathetic for our victims. We forced unspeakable violence upon the natives when we came here, we killed almost 150,000 people in dropping the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and we’ve pointlessly murdered innocent people in the Middle East.

I understand that a lot of people died, and I should be respecting them. But while we honor the dead, we can’t have these extravagant 2-hour TV specials reading the names of all these people who died 12 years after the disaster. You don’t see Japan having these insane specials reading off the names of people who died in their terrorist attacks. Yes, that qualifies as a terrorist attack.

I honestly don’t care anymore. Terrorist attacks happen all the time in other countries every day. Just because this one happened in America doesn’t make it any different. It was a terrible thing that happened, but it’s been 12 years. We killed Osama. Why we are still in Iraq, I will never know, but that’s a story for another time. The USA is comparable to a person who still clings to their ex-spouse or significant other years after they broke up.

We have to move on with our lives. Not forget about it completely, but just move on and keep in it the back of our thoughts.

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Sep 11, 2013 at 09:05AM EDT
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@randomman
Tell that to the thousands of people who lost loved ones that day and the many many more that lost loved ones because of the aftermath of it, the war. I’m not saying that I cry every 9/11, but I can see why others do. Also, sure worse things happen around the world but are you gonna tell the parapaligic to stop caring because its not like he’s fully paralyzed?

Sep 11, 2013 at 09:48AM EDT
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Dac wrote:

@randomman
Tell that to the thousands of people who lost loved ones that day and the many many more that lost loved ones because of the aftermath of it, the war. I’m not saying that I cry every 9/11, but I can see why others do. Also, sure worse things happen around the world but are you gonna tell the parapaligic to stop caring because its not like he’s fully paralyzed?

Dac, I understand what happened, as I said in my previous post as well, but even people who lost loved ones have replied to that post and showed that they agree. They will remember their loved ones they lost that day, forever, but they don’t ask for a global media cannon each year again.

Let them remember those they loved in peace, not on public television. It’s not a post against remembering them, it’s against the ton of media attention each year.

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Sep 11, 2013 at 09:54AM EDT
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, but even people who lost loved ones have replied to that post and showed that they agree

Ok, I’m sure many others disagree.

I just don’t care because honestly, every 9/11, it’s just a couple things on TV I guess ( not that I watch TV) and a couple people telling me " oh, it’s 9/11 today… That was too bad." and memorials services ( I haven’t seen any where I live, I’m just guessing) that you aren’t obligated to go to. So, if that’s how it is for an American living in the USA, what exactly is bothering you?

Sep 11, 2013 at 10:09AM EDT
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The worst thing is that 9/11 is a far cry compared to things, deaths and sanctions that followed that event.

Sep 11, 2013 at 10:17AM EDT
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Knock knock

Who’s there?

9/11

9/11 who?

I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU’D NEVER FORGET

Sep 11, 2013 at 10:54AM EDT
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I’m just gonna say this.

It may have been 12 years now, but it’s still a pretty recent tragedy. Part of not wanting to forget and let it go yet for some is the idea that most of the victims would still be alive today.

As for me I was 10 at the time and I can still remember the day almost hour for hour – and though I can overlook most jokes about it, a traumatizing day of senseless death and extreme fear isn’t something I can find much humor in.

Sep 11, 2013 at 12:50PM EDT
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RandomMan said:

It’s not saying we should stop remembering, but that people should stop making such a big deal out of it each fucking year again.

That’s not going to happen. Look at Pearl Harbor. We still have specials, media hype, and recounts of the horrors seventy years later.

You should know, once the ride starts, it’s not going to end.

Sep 11, 2013 at 03:46PM EDT
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Adam DeLand wrote:

I was expecting this:

like this?

Sep 11, 2013 at 06:26PM EDT
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You guys are expecting me to get FULL PATRIOT mode and cry about the tragedy, right?

IT’S RAINING MEN, HALLELUJAH!
IT’S RAINING MEN, AMEN!

Sep 11, 2013 at 07:54PM EDT
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I won’t make fun of 9/11 because my uncle died in one of the towers.
I won’t get butthurt out of people poking fun at 9/11 because it’s going to happen regardless.

Oh and one of our new guys at work got fired today for saying “Happy Holiday” to a customer as they were leaving. Just sayin.

Sep 11, 2013 at 11:36PM EDT
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It’s still a recent event and for many, they lost their loved ones that day, so 9/11 jokes can come out as insensitive.

The problem is, when images like that infamous “Will Smith dancing on the tower” pic go around, it’s often difficult not to laugh at it. That’s where I stand here.

Sep 12, 2013 at 01:06AM EDT
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Kewln00b? wrote:

I won’t make fun of 9/11 because my uncle died in one of the towers.
I won’t get butthurt out of people poking fun at 9/11 because it’s going to happen regardless.

Oh and one of our new guys at work got fired today for saying “Happy Holiday” to a customer as they were leaving. Just sayin.

We do this every year. Sort of an unspoken rule that it stays in one thread and the emotionally infirm don’t visit.

Sep 12, 2013 at 07:51AM EDT
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“If we can’t find humor in such a tragic event, the terrorists win.”

Respectfully speaking, I’ve never understood this line of thought. I honestly think the only thing that would let the terrorists win is if we collapsed as a nation altogether (which isn’t going to happen just because they blew up a financial building and killed some of our soldiers). I don’t see how laughing with them would help matters.

I think the best thing to quietly mourn those that died years ago, and then go on about our business. 9/11 should be thought of as Pearl Harbor 2.0 – pretty soon, the day that lives in infamy will become less of something to be upset about and another date for the history textbooks. While those that died won’t be forgotten, people will have come to terms with the tragedy more.

Plus, with the mastermind behind the plot dead and the organization he was associated with in disarray, people have more of a catharsis in regards to this and are thereby more likely to put it behind them.

Sep 13, 2013 at 01:17AM EDT
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I’m sorry for not reading most of this thread before hand, and I’m gonna try my best to not put the moral card here.

But seriously? Yeah, 9/11 humor is fair game with the anonymity of the internet. Hell, it’s even a chuckle when you’re around your friends.

I just don’t understand it from this community though. You guys are the same people who all gathered in concern for Cyber6x’s suicidal thoughts, but are now actually celebrating 9/11 with memes? It’s edgy, I get it. Yeah, America needs to progress from this attack and people need to understand tragedy happens and move on.

However, it’s as if you guys are just trying too hard to show you’re “above” the people who mourn about the event over a decade ago. Geez, this isn’t Encyclopedia Dramatica.

This thread just seems to come off as total delusion and ignorance, honestly.

Sep 13, 2013 at 04:03PM EDT
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