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Revisiting this year after year in such a public manner like it's a holy event is the wrong thing to do.
reply to post by ItDepends
yeah keep telling yourself that all died in Iraq was terrorist, only way you can probably sleep.
Remembering on your own time is perfectly acceptable, but I agree in that we need to move on. Revisiting this year after year in such a public manner like it's a holy event is the wrong thing to do. I really feel that by doing so, the terrorists win again. And again. And again. Year after year. It reinforces that they inflicted something on us that we are incapable of getting over/letting go of, and they hold power over Americans emotionally because of it. No, that's not acceptable. We're 12 years out, folks. In 12 years, we've become a very bitter, hateful, paranoid, intolerant country. I'd say they've certainly won, & continue to win. They changed us socially and it definitely wasn't for the better. The only people that have the power to undo that is us, and we can't do it if we're clinging to the sorest memories.
I agree, it is why I do not use the "9/11" term and refer to it as the Twin Towers terrorist incident instead.
It has become an almost holy date to some people but if you were not directly affected then the whole event is no more important than any other terrible loss of life in history, including the hundreds of thousands since 2001.
reply to post by Nyiah
Well i guess the "Russian are coming" kinda ran dry.... soo this is the next clause for the gullible people to follow.... whats better than reminding them every year they need to be protected from an enemy that no one clearly knows about.