who wants to hear a story about me in elementary school?
okay so according to a friend of mine this totally happened, and he was shocked I don’t remember it, but I have literally zero recollection of this I don’t know if I blocked it out or just forgot or what
But anyways I was a huge crybaby in the second grade and apparently one day, I started crying in the middle of class. The teacher came over and asked me why I was crying. I told her it was because I didn’t want to color.
Her response to this? Apparently it was to start yelling this at me:
“PEOPLE DIED ON SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH, NOW THAT’S SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT”
Becausee apparenly sadness is a finite resource and should be used up exclusively on being sad about racism. If you are ever sad about a bad thing that happened to white Americans you are racist and if you point out that PoC were murdered on 9/11 too then you are just beng difficult.
EVER HEARD OF PEARL HARBOR YOU FUCKING ASS HATS?????
Pearl Harbor, 2390 dead.
Hiroshima, 118661 dead.
Nagasaki, 70000+ dead.
9/11, 2751 dead.
Americas attempt to revenge these attacks, 150000+ dead and rising.
You cannot compare Hiroshima and 9/11. I’m not going to get started on reasonings for why America chose to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but those bombings occurred to end a war, 9/11 was an attack during a time of peace.
Apples and oranges.
Oh, and how about the fact that Japan literally would not have stopped fighting if drastic measures weren’t taken? That mass killings, forced labor and prostitution, and torture of innocent people would have kept on going? Of course, the innocent people didn’t need to die of course (iirc, a large part of the people who died were actually forced laborers that were Korean anyways) but very drastic measures were taken.
Also, there are still American soldiers in Japan helping rebuild the region.
How about the fact that, although this VERY indirectly resulted out of wars of the past, there were no wars at the time of 9/11? It wasn’t one whole country against another. It was a small group of people, trying to piss people off in the most extreme matter possible, and they did it.
Violence is bad, but taking things out of context is just stupid.
wait why the fuck was this posted on the blog littlereasonstosmile
that’s not a reason to smile at all
One of the saddest photos I’ve saved in my computer.
No fucking way.
oh my god
Mother of God.
oh my holy god.
oh my god :(…………
they obviously didn’t die if the picture was uploaded to the computer… but its still sad!
^ the camera with this picture on was found in the the rubble after the attack.
reblogging every time.
this made me cry
Oh my god
Imagine the aftermath.
This is honestly one of the most intense photos i have seen from 9/11. So sad
This is sad to look at looking how calm he is and not knowing whats about to happen
this photo makes me feel so sick :(
fuck i bursted out into tears
Fuck. To prove this isn’t a photoshop job or anything, reblog and click the picture, then look at this picture again.
omg this is so sad
Imagine what the photographer was thinking..Having the courage to not let their friend/loved one know that they are about to die. Rather, letting him spend his final moments in bliss.
this actually made me feel physically sick. oh my god.
omg this actually made me feel sick :( this is so sad
forever reblog <3
*tear tear* lets have a moment of silence for this man.
This is really fucking hilarious because this is actually one of the oldest exploitable memes on the Internet.
Welcome to the Internet, folks. None of you were aware that this was a joke.
Tomorrow will mark 11 years since the Twin Towers were taken down by terrorist attacks. What a horrific day and what a horrific 11 years it has been since that day. R.I.P to all the workers, firefighters, police officers, or innocent people that went in to save lives, and even the dogs that helped search. A day in history I remember, and a day in history everyone will remember. Never forgotten. 9/11/2001
Wow this post has gotten to 2k+ notes <3 truly amazing.
I remember I was in 5th grade. None of us truly understood.
I only understood that my father was going to be taken away from me one day. He came back though, when he left for his first tour while I was in middle school. It’s hard to remember what year it was but he came back, and then he went on a second tour.
We count ourselves lucky to have a father that came back twice. He’s in the Reserves now, hopefully in the country for the remainder of his life. He’s the first one I think of when people say to thank veterans, and I could never repay that debt.
So much loss, so much grief, so much pain.
So I live in the area that was most affected by it. The public academy I attend is in the town with the most 9/11-related deaths, and my church just gave up on individual memorials after a year because there were too many. My mom and dad both have their stories, as do many of my aunts and uncles, friends, and others that my family knows.
But for the most part, we’ve moved on.
Most of us have. Most of us want to, and have been craving normality.
It’s been over a decade. Think about that - ten years. That’s a long time. It’s been more than 3652 days.
And what bothers most of us is that people outside of the area still talk about 9/11 like it’s yesterday. Like everything is “too soon” or “too offensive” or whatever you’d like. As a lot of people around here say, it’s like something they saw on TV. It’s like how Holocaust jokes offend Catholics more than some Jews.
For the most part, most of us don’t want to think that much about it.
I mean, yes, there are some people that are still a bit upset about it, but look at commentary that you might see everywhere, especially when the decade anniversary rolled around. People can talk about it calmly. Even firefighters who climbed up and down. They might tear up a bit, but that’s it. The people who still take offense because it directly affected them are often suffering from extreme PTSD, beyond the point of no return, but that number is very small in this area.
When people take offense to something as simple as an advertisement, we think you’re trying too hard to look for something to be upset about. These people just making it worse. I mean, yes, the blogger that pointed this out is from NYC, but he probably wasn’t as close up as members of my family were (for instance, my aunt literally walked out of a building onto a trauma scene that was later engulfed by the fallen towers, and later she was treated for PTSD), and they don’t freak out about it.
Look, please don’t take offense for others. We appreciate the effort, but when it’s hindering good progress (especially in another country that has little to no link to the incident) or nice, cute ads, you’re stepping too far. Very few people are actually offended by things such as these. But as all of us on tumblr should know by now, anything can offend people.
Radio host Neal Boortz tells Hannity on Fox News: “Barack Obama is a bigger disaster to this country than 9/11.”
Are you fucking kidding me? I have no words for this kind of blatant evil slime.
You are a disgrace, may the full weight of the media juggernaut fall deservedly upon your head.
>implying we weren’t dependent on our government as it was
>implying taking care of our people is worse than killing 3,000 people
>implying the only thing Obama talks about is the rich
This guy has obviously only been watching Fox News.
Today is the beginning of the 10th year of the war in Afghanistan.
1801 US Casualties
2753 Total Coalition Casualties
50,000+ Afghan Civilian Casualties
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) says “If you have the inconsistency then you’re not defending liberty.” Paul has always been inconsistent. This inconsistency was noted by conservative commentator Mark Levin who says “Paul is poison. Hate America first crowd.”
A major reason is because the Texan…
ABSOLUTELY FUCKING PRICELESS
GREGORY HILTON, WHOEVER THE FUCK YOU ARE
LET ME KISS YOUR FEET
Look, Americans would’ve been screaming for us to attack Al-Qaeda anyway. If we’d sat around and done nothing, Americans would be ashamed of their government even more so than they are now. Then things would be taken into their own hands and things would get uglier than they are now.
It was more of a sooner-or-later case than anything.
The City of Hoboken has finalized the conceptual design for the September 11th Memorial. Engineering drawings and estimates are being completed, and the City will go out to bid for construction once all necessary funds have been secured.
The future September 11th Memorial will be placed here within this memorial grove of trees and oriented toward the World Trade Center site. The main feature of the memorial will be glass panels—one representing each of the victims from Hoboken who perished in the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center. The edge of each glass panel will bear the name of one of the victims. There are two symmetrical semicircular platforms that will each hold half of the glass panels. The two platforms with the panels are considered representative of the twin towers. Lighting will be utilized to highlight the glass panels. Visitors will have a place to sit and place mementos and flowers. Quotes from those who were there that fateful day will be etched around the outside edge of the concrete platform on which the glass panels rest. The inside edge of the platform will be inscribed with words that describe the relationship of the victims, such as Mother * Father * Sister * Brother * Child * Partner * Wife * Husband. We will never forget.
I still hear new things about 9/11 from my parents all the time.
I learned recently that my dad was on a ferry to NYC, and it was stopped. He was heading over to the dock nearest to the towers, and they had to use the boat for emergency services. The towers were obviously clearly visible, and he could only describe it as surreal, like it was a dream. The ash and debris was drifting over to the boat; people were passing out and throwing up because it was so bad.
My mom was home and talking to my aunt about other things. She saw it on the the news… pretty much broke down when she saw people jumping from the towers.
I didn’t hear about it until I was being driven home. I barely remember the conversation, but I know it happened.
Even before all of this, I recall the times that my parents took us into the city. We would be on the train, and my brother and I would point out the different landmarks on the skyline. The Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, the Chrysler Building. It was all routine. I’d always wanted to go to the World Trade Center and see even one floor of offices. I remember asking my dad if we could, and he said one day, maybe one day.
The strangest thing I can remember about 9/11 is that the fall of the towers never really struck me as a big deal at first.
Here’s a link to the video if you want to watch Herman Cain use 9/11 to promote his campaign.
With that quadruple negative, he basically said we should forget. Way to go, dude.
Heh! Yeah I guess so, I think the word he was looking for (or I suppose will look for, since this happened tomorrow) was “Never, ever, ever, ever forget.” Even with that it’s still kinda childish.