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  1. All right, so 9/11 is one of those disasters where the people who could remember that far back remember where they were or what they were doing at the moment when it happened. So if you can remember that far back, what were you doing when this happened. I can not remember when this happened. I was 3. But I was most likely at day care.
  2. Eleven years ago yesterday, a major terrorist attack struck the World Trade Center twin towers and Pentagon (with a fourth plane plunged down in Pennsylvania by passengers who weren't willing to give up a fight and let more people be killed). Once the attacks were over, nearly 3,000 innocent people were murdered. Tens of thousands of people mourned, a whole nation went into pain, and a whole world prayed for the U.S., which is considered to be the focal point of the globe. Normally, the U.S. doesn't get hit hard by attacks, but when it does, time stops, and it becomes eerie and disturbing. Eleven years later, I still remember what happened that very day. I was asleep when my mom woke me up to tell me that the north tower was on fire, either by some kind of in-house fire or a helicopter. I went upstairs to see what was going on, for I can see the towers from the roof of my building. When I did, more than twenty people were there watching, and cops showed up not long after to protect it. About ten minutes later, the second tower got hit, and all of us were into a "holy shit" mode. I was speechless, I didn't know what was going on. Soon, I walked down and turned on the TV to discover the south tower had collapsed. It was a terrorist attack into the towers, the Pentagon, and another one that was diverted by passengers. About ten minutes before the north tower collapsed, I ran back up to the roof and saw Downtown Manhattan billowing in thick, black, brown smoke and dust and the north tower burning up to the point where I knew it was going to collapse at any given moment. And a few minutes later, the north tower collapsed. I was stunned and shocked. I was fourteen at the time, so I was more aware about death and huge tragedies at the time, but witnessing one and reading them are two different things. I watched thousands of people dying in front of me, and it took only later that night, the tributes, and age to fully soak it in. Later that day, Mom told me that I watched the worst attack in American history, and she's right. Long before my time, and even before my mother's and aunts', a major attack by the Japanese hit Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. 9/11 is this generation's Pearl Harbor for Americans. And even though it was America that was hit the hardest, 9/11 shouldn't be forgotten for the following. It changed the entire American culture, particularly New York City and Washington, D.C. Part of the skyline's fame is the tall towers, and the twin towers were easily recognizable because of their tube-like structures. Part of the FDNY's background logo is the twin towers. In addition, the New York Mets' scoreboard skyline from Shea Stadium (which is now the roof decoration for Citi Field's Shake Shack) had the towers, and it was wrapped in the red/white/blue memorial ribbon following the attacks. It completely changed everything we know about security throughout not just the U.S., but the entire western world, too. Notice all the security measures before and after 9/11. Many of those, from the tighter security check-ins in the airport to more cautious reviews of people's passports to the controversial screening and pat-downs in the U.S., are a result of 9/11. The United States is, more or less, a place where people consider themselves safe, especially New York City's hearts like Downtown Manhattan, the revitalizing of Downtown Brooklyn, and Times Square. People come to the U.S. as a way to get themselves off the ground and function in society. The terrorist attacks on 9/11 broke that seal and "bereaved a lot of people" (Vertekins, the SSMB). It was an attack on the military core. The Pentagon was hit hard by the attacks, and if it weren't for the brave passengers on the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, that plane would've hit the White House. The Pentagon, Capitol, and White House are part of the core that makes up the United States military. It didn't just affect one nationality. Everyone from all nationalities and religions, in some way or another, were affected. Jews, Christians, Catholics, Muslims, etc. The remembrance of 9/11 is a tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who died from the attacks; to commemorate, remember, and honor the loved ones who perished; and mourn along with the tens of thousands of loved ones. Not one nationality nor religion was exempt from the terrorist attacks. Thousands of brave men and women joined together to aid others, even at the cost of their own lives. The NYPD and FDNY sacrificed themselves in order to save innocent people from the burning World Trade Center. The hospitals worked overtime to care and heal those injured on 9/11. The boat workers went beyond the call of duty and rescued people hurt and dusty from the debris and get them back home to safety. Forgetting about it makes their hard work purposeless. It's a chain of events that happened in broad daylight, on live TV, for the world to see. As a New Yorker, I watched nearly the whole thing live, both on the news and in front of my very eyes. Compared to atrocities like North Korea and the wars in Africa, we don't capture this raw, graphic footage and pictures anywhere, especially when it's rolling as I'm watching. I, and millions of people around the world, watched almost 3,000 people DIE from the time the first tower was struck to the days after the collapse of the World Trade Center. Events like this are horrifying and very hard to sink in. Telling people to "get over" it is completely insulting to yourselves, myself, and the entire world. Eleven years, even today, is still not a very long time to end mourning. It especially doesn't make much sense due to the fact that people were killed in the masses by cowards, and the dead's family and friends couldn't do anything except watch and hear the voices of their loved ones tell them, "I love you," and die as the infrastructure is crushed on top of them. On YouTube is a very disturbing phone call from a man whose line got cut off when one of the towers collapsed on top of him. Furthermore, telling people to "get over it" demonizes the police and fire department who went beyond the call of duty, put all of their training to work, and rescue as many innocent people as possible KNOWING that they were likely going to be killed themselves. You also desecrate the graves of the passengers who were on that flight that crashed into that Pennsylvania field if you tell people to "get over it" and pretend it never happened. Those passengers sacrificed their lives to make sure the terrorists didn't murder any more innocent people. You're basically calling their efforts to rescue as many innocent people as possible meaningless! And lastly, telling people to "get over it" does nothing but tell the entire world that we didn't learn anything from 9/11, period. September 11th, 2001 was a wake-up call to the U.S. and the entire planet that we had to be more secure and watchful of what we say and do. We can't just use this "we're jesting" excuse. Many new security measures began as a result of 9/11. Have you heard of this phrase, "If you see something, say something?" Ever recall the Patriot Act (and, yes, I hate this Act due to its ability to withhold habeas corpus for non-U.S. citizens)? But this phrase, higher security measures (however controversial they are), and reminders of 9/11 are there to tell people about it and make sure we don't get another occurrence such as this again. Will it never happen again? We don't know. Hopefully, it never does. The last reason is much more personal. I rarely, RARELY mention this anywhere on the Internet because it's that personal to me. In fact, besides today, I've only talked about it twice only. So I'm hiding it under spoilers. I recommend to read and watch documentaries about 9/11. Around the tenth anniversary was raw, never-before-scene footage of a rescue mission by one house of the FDNY on CBS. It lasted for hours, straight through, uncensored. It showed the urgency of the house, the people jumping to their deaths, the anxiety of the FDNY, and the sound of the towers collapsing. It was disturbing, raw, and emotional. I deeply respected the brave NYPD and FDNY for sacrificing themselves in order to rescue the innocents. This show made me respect them more and showed the more gruesome horror of the terrorist attacks and the brave responses of the FDNY. If that doesn't work, attend the 9/11 Memorial or look at pictures of it. Opened on the tenth anniversary, it's a place where everyone who died from the attacks is memorialized. It's quiet, somber, and shows a complete amount of respect for those who perished from those cowardly attacks. September 11, 2001 was a dark day for the U.S. and the entire world. Forgetting about it means the sacrifices of the police, fire department, other rescue workers, and the passengers on that flight that crashed into the Pennsylvania plains worthless. While we don't need to have an annual tribute show, it is nonetheless important for people to know about 9/11, research it, remember it, and understand it to ensure that a mass, concurrent tragedy like this never, ever happens again. I witnessed it as a New Yorker, and while I didn't lose any loved one, I understand and feel for the pain for those who are still mourning for the losses of their loved ones. 9/11's anniversaries and tribute, no matter how big or small, keeps the memories of the dead alive, and forgetting about them diminishes those memories and their sacrifices. 9/11: Never Forget. P.S.: Credit goes to Vertekins of the Sonic Stadium Message Board for some of the pieces of my blog post here.
  3. http://www.deviantart.com/art/Never-Forget-Always-Remember-9-11-01-481597059 I mean, I know its nice to reflect on 9/11 and stuff, but come on. This is just... Wrong...
  4. 9/11/2013 Remember, on this day--September 11th, we don't just remember the horrible events of that day in 2001, we don't just remember the terror in our hearts. We don't just remember who said they attacked us, and we don't just remember conspiracy theories. What we remember is how we as a people came together to support each other. And what we have forgotten since then--is how to continue supporting each other. Despite what happens and what has happened, and despite who attacks, the masses don't represent the individual. Suggesting that all Muslims are terrorists, or supposing that any middle eastern is to be feared only leads us further into the clutches of the injustice that sought to destroy our land. Not to mention. From what I know, most of the terrorism that has occurred in the states has happened thanks to white people/non-muslims. So, all you "MUSLIM ARE TERRORIST" people that I know--think about all the white people you have forgotten to insult, and remember if you're going to be a jackass, do it right. [*] Yes--I know some people will say something along the lines of "WELL THAT WAS THE WORST ATTACK ON AMERICA FOR TERRORISM IN HISTORY SO"--I don't care. One case vs. multiple cases; again--individuality dictates the action. A person chooses their action and their destiny. Overall--there's a certain amount of prejudice that is needed in the world, and there is a level of ignorance that shouldn't be tolerated. So remember guys, as Craig Ferguson said after the Boston Bombing, "I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, 'Well, I've had it with humanity.' But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human, insect, or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths. But here's what I DO know. If it's one person, or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out… This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.”
  5. AnonyPoni

    Guilt

    Guilt. Every year, I get that same feeling. Guilt that I shouldn't feel, but feel it anyway. I was way too young to care when it happened. I found out about it much too many years later. Life began to make sense. The rudeness, the misunderstanding, the plain ignorance I dealt with in others. It never occurred to me that I shouldn't be blamed. But, nonetheless, they blamed me. Sooner or later, I began to blame myself. Childhoods go away quickly. Innocence dies with knowledge. The good memories stay to comfort me, but the bad ones stick like tar. I can understand what had happened, how it happened, and WHY it happened. Sadly, "Who" was what stuck in everyone else's minds. In reality, "Who" is a small group. A small group that does not represent the "Whole". Most of the "Whole" they are a "part" of does not agree with them. However, all it takes is a small "Who" to ruin the image of the "Whole". The "Who" shocks a nation. The nation fights back. We all know the story. The nation is filled with many people; Many shocked, Many scared... and Many ignorant. Ignorance is leads to Misjudgment. Misjudgment leads to Prejudice Prejudice leads to Fear. Fear leads to Hatred. A vicious chain of thought. A chain of thought that happens far too often in history. For a shocked, scared, ignorant person, the "Whole" became the "Who". I was part of that "Whole". That "Whole" was far too different from the nation for most in the nation to understand it. It was easy to see the "Whole" as the one who hurt them. After all, no one knew better. So, after all these years, with all the ignorance in people's words, in the air, in people's minds, it makes you, someone who it part of the "Whole", feel responsible. You give in to their Ignorance. Ignorance is a plague. A plague that is contagious. So now, I am sad to be part of that "Whole". I may know the truth, that the "Whole" is not that "Who", but what good is the truth when no one wants to change their minds? You can change laws, but you can't change people. People change themselves. Until people find out on their own that "Who" was ones who shocked the nation, not the "Whole", we will remain the same, and never learn from our mistakes. Those who don't learn from History will repeat it. We gather as a nation on this day, a day that won't be forgotten anytime soon. We honor the victims, the heroes, and the survivors. We curse those who caused it. Just remember "Who" caused it. Not the "Whole". Not me. This is what a Muslim American thinks on 9/11 - Anony
  6. As many of you guys know, there have been many major tragedies throughout history, but recently, the wildfire of word about them has spread over the internet multiple times. The first instance I've seen about this happening would be 9/11, which the condolences are still spread. This was a big deal for the family of the lost people, but apparently an even bigger for Americans everywhere who haven't lost loved ones in that event. I was just a baby when the first word of 9/11 was out, but I've heard word that the concerns absolutely consumed T.V. Another instance was the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This event didn't really take its toll on the internet, but like 9/11, it took its place on T.V., and of course, people took their time to complain about how tragic it was. The most recent one completely repeats this cycle of events and reactions. This time, like 9/11, the Sandy Hook elementary shooting impacted legal American rights, but we're not here to talk about that. You probably couldn't go from one corner of the internet to the other without seeing comments like "R.I.P. Sandy Hook shooting victims" or something like that. Things like the examples I displayed highly annoy me. People everywhere who weren't really affected (i.e. lost loved ones) share with the internet and T.V. how sorry they are that those events happened. Sure, it's a tragedy, but let the associates of the victims grieve, but otherwise, please stay quiet. If you want to go more in depth with my shared thoughts, watch this video:
  7. Guilt. Every year, I get that same feeling. Guilt that I shouldn't feel, but feel it anyway. I was way too young to care when it happened. I found out about it much too many years later. Life began to make sense. The rudeness, the misunderstanding, the plain ignorance I dealt with in others. It never occurred to me that I shouldn't be blamed. But, nonetheless, they blamed me. Sooner or later, I began to blame myself. Childhoods go away quickly. Innocence dies with knowledge. The good memories stay to comfort me, but the bad ones stick like tar. I can understand what had happened, how it happened, and WHY it happened. Sadly, "Who" was what stuck in everyone else's minds. In reality, "Who" is a small group. A small group that does not represent the "Whole". Most of the "Whole" they are a "part" of does not agree with them. However, all it takes is a small "Who" to ruin the image of the "Whole". The "Who" shocks a nation. The nation fights back. We all know the story. The nation is filled with many people; Many shocked, Many scared... and Many ignorant. Ignorance is leads to Misjudgment. Misjudgment leads to Prejudice Prejudice leads to Fear. Fear leads to Hatred. A vicious chain of thought. A chain of thought that happens far too often in history. For a shocked, scared, ignorant person, the "Whole" became the "Who". I was part of that "Whole". That "Whole" was far too different from the nation for most in the nation to understand it. It was easy to see the "Whole" as the one who hurt them. After all, no one knew better. So, after all these years, with all the ignorance in the in people's words, in the air, in people's minds, it makes you, someone who it part of the "Whole", feel responsible. You give in to their Ignorance. Ignorance is a plague. A plague that is contagious. So now, I am sad to be part of that "Whole". I may know the truth, that the "Who" is not that "Whole", but what good is the truth when no one wants to change their minds. You can change laws, but you can't change people. People change themselves. Until people find out on their own that "Who" was ones who shocked the nation, not the "Whole", we will remain the same, and never learn from our mistakes. Those who don't learn from History will repeat it. We gather as a nation on this day, a day that won't be forgotten anytime soon. We honor the victims, the heroes, and the survivors. We curse those who caused it. Just remember "Who" caused it. Not the "Whole". Not me. This is what a Muslim American thinks on 9/11 - Anony To those who were not ignorant I am sorry you were lumped together with those who are. I appreciate your understanding throughout all these years. You were the ones that showed hope to this great nation. Thank you. If you have nothing nice to say, please don't say it.