And maybe we should remember the hundreds of thousands of lives lost due to the wars directly related to this attack? How 150 thousand innocent people were killed in Iraq, women and children raped, homes and families ruined? How thousands of young soldiers on both sides were forced by men in power to take part in a war they didn't believe in? Why don't we remember and respect them as well?
The loss of innocent life on 9/11 was a horrible deed, and it wasn't caused by maniac extremists. They were just puppets. It was caused by men with huge amounts of power in their hand, just to shift the balance in the world. God damn anyone who had anything to with this, and everyone who has had anything to do with the death of a single innocent life.
I agree that the 9/11 attacks were atrocious, but the world has seen much worse without giving it a second glance. We should remember them as well.
By remembering 9/11 no one is in any way saying that we should forget all of the other lives lost due to other terrorist issues. Not at all, and I do not see that being implied here. We should remember and respect all of those who have lost their lives. But one reason that 9/11 stands out (take note: I said stands out, not necessarily is more important than) is because the attack happened on home soil when America had had no threat of a close range attack for many years. Imagine what a horrifying shock it was. When the U.S. was in war, it was usually on foreign turf. That being said, having two planes, and one miss, if I am correct, fly into highly occupied buildings smack-dab in your own untouched country can really break you down. Not to mention that many people you saw that morning, that you never even dreamed of losing that day, like you father, mother, sibling or best friend, were instantly gone from your life. You were married one minute and a widow the next. It might not hit someone, how painful this kind of experience can be I mean, by just talking about it, but it is very painful. And that is why Americans focus on it every year during this time: the event itself may be over, but the consequences are not, and people are still hurting. So no, I highly disagree with those who say that we should just forget about it all, which automatically includes forgetting those who died in that event. I am sure you disagree too, as I know you still want us to remember everyone who died of like causes. And you are right: we should remember everyone. But just remember that by focusing on this incident, no one is saying that we should forget others.
I'd agree with you but also slightly disagree also. There are people out there who remember them all and respect every single one, there's nothing out there in this news article that begs to differ. 9/11 does get a lot of press but I think it comes down to the ultimately cruel calculus of how the world rolls. As such Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Africa and many other countries suffer a high death toll (be it through war, poverty or otherwise) and it becomes almost expected that people are going to die, to the particularly callous person, it'll be old news and one more thing that happens in a far off country that they just forget about.
America, on the other hand, hadn't experienced such a sudden, dramatic and thoughtless loss of life on such a scale as this in a very very long time. Not only is it a more economically and politically stable than most other countries, it was just a whole load of people going to work in a place they thought was safe, much like the 7/7 bombings. There are likely to be a lot of people out there who know a lot more Americans than in the smaller or further away countries.
However, I agree, although this tragedy should be remembered and those that died respected, sometimes I feel it dwarfs a lot of other equally tragic things that go on in the background
Unfortunately, many people relate this to muslims by saying they did it, but it doesn't make sense. Many muslims died that day too. No one clearly knows who did it, but even if it was the muslims, those are just one group of people, and they definitely did a wrong thing that's not part of what Islam teaches us. But people like to generalize.. I and most people around the World are against this self-destruction which is obviously done by the corrupt minded. It only destroys and causes troubles everywhere.
How rude. It was probably the most tragic accident in history (besides wars and all that). It changed the way the world is today. For example, on 9/10/01 people could happily get through an airport without having to have all these people check EVERYTHING in their bag. But today, we have metal detectors, security checking through every nook and cranny in your bag, etc. No one is the same after that accident.
see, I think ludacris' birthday when i think september 11, that and my best friends birthday. and for crying out loud, this was eleven years ago, March 11 was the FIRST anniversary of the Fukishima Disaster in Japan after the earthquakes and flooding, destroying more land, and not only killing, but giving nuclear poisoning to many, and that land is going to be useless indefinitely, and there was less of a fuss this year over that than 9/11