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9/11… or “Where Were You, When the Towers Fell?”

Filed under: Anniversaries,History,Life & How to Live It — Tags: , , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 2:51 pm September 11, 2010

Just like any anniversary of Death, 9/11 tends to sneak up on many of us each year. Ironic, since it’s as much an omnipresence in our culture, as it is a slam-dunk for any politician’s speech who really wants to show he, or she, cares. And for so many of us who lost people they knew and loved that day, it is a difficult day to endure. Even nine years later the wounds still live close to fresh..

I’m not going to post any September 11th pictures. There will be no 9/11 speeches covered here. I’m not even going to go after people like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin; those who delight in holding up the corpse of 9/11 to show everybody how much more they care about America than Liberals or Muslims. Today, I will leave the ghouls to their human misery feast and just walk away. They are not worth the attention.

So many 9/11 quotes are self-serving and do not even come from the victims, or the heroes. They do not come from the civilians or the police, or the firefighters, or anyone directly involved. They come from people like Geroge W. Bush or Dick Cheney. they come from Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. They come from Anne Coulter who once accused 9/11 Widows of “reveling in their celebrity status.” They come from those who do not know and yet revel in their ignorance.

Most of the people I know who were involved and/or lost people to the 9/11 tragedy, don’t want to talk about it. Or, if they do, it is with friends, loved ones, counselors, and doctors; it is with priests and rabbis and imams that they want to talk about how they felt, how they still feel. They don’t want to do it for agendas or cameras. They do because they need to… they have to.

I don’t want to talk about the twin towers and how they fell; leave aside your conspiracy theories and secret films. This isn’t the day for them. If you see the World Trade Center in some pre-2001 movies, just let it pass by. It is a ghost and you don’t need to engage it.

And, for God’s sake, in all His/Her/Its many names