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.
Finally someone says it.
im Canadian and I even felt gulty saying it. but this post is true as fuck.
Stop mentioning Japan as a “terrorist attack”. We were at fucking war with Japan, remember? In that war that was dumbed World War 2? In which they massacred millions of people in mainland Asia? When they were continuing their campaign to take over all of mainland Asia for their empire even after the Allied forces had stopped their biggest ally in the Nazis? Terrorist attacks connote no warning, out of the blue. We told Japan we were going to use the A-bomb on them if they didn’t surrender, and they said go ahead by murdering POWs. We even dropped leaflets after Hiroshima to let them know that their government hasn’t surrendered and we were going to have to drop another one so evacuate the cities. Even if we had not dropped the bombs on them, Russia was gearing up to take over and slaughter everyone in their way, which would have been even more devastating because they would have sent ground troops and the two sides would have had millions more in casualties because the Japanese ideals of never giving up and fighting to the bitter end.
Also we went in there immediately after the war and sent General McArthur to help them rebuild their cities and sent money and food to help out the people. Where the fuck was our war declaration with Al-Queda? Are they helping us rebuild? Where’s the peace treaty? Or are people in the Middle East still dying from car bombs and civilians still being tricked into blowing up the soldiers from the US? Oh yeah, we killed Osama and that was a big deal, but that doesn’t make their terror organization fold. It simply delays their plans. Did the US stop and crumble after the assassination of Lincoln or Kennedy? We killed the face of their organization, but they have layers and have since replaced him and continue to cause pain and suffering everywhere they go. Learn a bit of history before you spew bullshit and try to compare war tactics to mindless, extremist acts that killed thousands of innocent people in a country that, at the time, was in a time of peace.
whoever wrote this line needs to receive a medal
I will reblog this until my fingers bleed
Just because men could get pregnant wouldn’t change the fact that it’s still murdering an unborn child. This is dumb as shit.
It never really hits you until it hits you. All this stress from school, girls, and relationships doesn’t even compare to what I feel right now. As big of an advocate I’ve been for the Finding a Cure campaign, never would I have ever thought it would effect me, not once, not twice, but a third time in my life. And this one the most surreal and heartwrenching of them all. My grandma died when I was 3 of breast cancer. Lung cancer took my uncle from me at 10. Now at 18, my mom has been diagnosed from what she tells me is cervix cancer. I couldn’t believe my ears, or eyes when I saw her breakdown and tell me. That’s a woman who has been through more than I could have ever bear to and is still working to take care of her family to this day. I know I’m a little shithead, so punish me. Not her. She doesn’t deserve that. My grandma was finally living comfortably. Got her children to the promise land, the great United States, to a point where they all had jobs and families and children and were able to take care of themselves. She never lived to enjoy any of it. Don’t take my mom too. She isn’t even close to that.
Days since last breakdown: 0
- My thoughts before anything: maybe if i wasn't ugly
I tried to explain this in my soc class and the teacher cut me off
I’m also ugly and pissed off
I DROPPED MY PEN AND HE PICKED IT UP, IM GONNA PUT IT INSIDE ME TONIGHT