i didn't bring up Australia at all. I brought up Africa, Japan and Indonesia. As for honouring the fallen? If this day was only about that then i'd agree. But its not so don't even try and claim that it is. Its about flag waving, chest thumping, USA USA USA patriotism rather than a genuine memorial for those who lost their lives.
9/11 was personal
. They hated our way of life, they hated the fact we have the freedom we do, and most importantly, they hated the fact Saudi Arabi came to us
for help in the Persian Gulf War instead of them, a primarily Saudi militia known as Al Queda. You may have heard of them...
Also because a good majority of the victims were fire fighters and police officers who represent the courage and will of the "American spirit" which isn't silly by any means regardless of your foreign opinion. They were good honest hard-working Americans just doing their jobs
, all of various religious and political beliefs that died that day as a result of someone's personal hatred of America's culture and global affairs, which much like your opinion of the 9/11 memorial tributes, didn't concern them either.
That's why it's a "patriotic" affair when the 9/11 stuff comes up and it's not hard for any American with half a grain of common sense to figure out.
I'm comparing innocent people killed in terrorist attacks to the innocent civillians who've lost their lives since you invaded their country you arrogant wanker. Again, no idea why you're bringing up Australia, insecure much?
So now we're name-calling? Great way to make a point here. You know what's really arrogant? A foreigner claiming he knows more about American media and their motives than an American or at least anyone who actually watches it.
And if Iraqis wants to declare their own little national mourning day to honor the deaths of all the civilians that were killed during the war, that's their choice. I wouldn't have a problem with it. But that's up to them, not us. You said it yourself they have much more to mourn than that, so they should really be thanking us for sparing them from most of that. But that's another issue.
Then why continue to dig up old tapes? Why race to be the first ones to release these tapes? Don't you think the families might just want it left alone and left to memorial? We don't need reminders of what happened. We don't need new footage or new audio of the experience that day. We have enough. Can it not be left to memorial? According to that news anchor who said "unfortunately" the Flight 93 tapes couldn't be released, apparently not. Apparently that's not good enough.
That's not the problem, and that's not at all what I or anyone else who's agreeing with me is addressing in this rant. It's the fact that 1) we're exploiting it and 2) there are people going around just trying to stir the pot, being antagonistic, trying to convict other people. "Did you forget? Did you?" It's not 9/11: Remember. It's 9/11: Never Forget. It's not unity. It's not helping anyone band together. Instead of leaving it to memorial, we're going around making sure other people don't forget by releasing new footage, new tapes, groundbreaking interviews. We can't let the day rest in peace. That's our problem.
It's no coincidence that most of the people "agreeing with you" don't even live in this country. Maybe you should think about that. And as I said, you have the option to leave
this country if it sincerely bothers you so much. If you disagree with the idea of "unity" and feel so terrible for the victims in other parts of the world, move there. You wouldn't even have the freedom in those other places to spout anti-government spite like you're doing here all day. You made the choice
to let it bother you which ultimately means you can't even handle the freedom this country allows you to have.
And what are these "new" tapes and interviews you keep bringing up? I watched a ton of the coverage and I didn't see anything
new. And I find it seriously hard to believe you did either considering you obviously had such a problem with all of it.
BTW... the Flight 93 recordings haven't been released and will never
be released because it was shot down. You would actually make a better case ranting about that if you even knew what you were talking about.
So I don't get why OP is so upset? Because certain people remembered 9-11 in the way they wanted to. What was the point of this rant, to bundle every american up and make them look like inconsiderate assholes, which in return open the flood gates to a rant of total bashing of Americans. Today was really no different for most of us, but the OP wouldn't know this because he/she was to busy writing a novel in the rants section and responding to posters.
If the OP would have went outside today and had a social life he would have seen many people living their normal lives. I didn't see people walking around with flags in their hands or shouting USA everywhere. Maybe at football games you got the chants, but that was after our national anthem. I wouldn't bash the Aussies for singing and cheering during a cricket game. Or Argentinians during a soccer match.
Dead-on post right here. Agreed 100%.
So basically you're telling me that New York playing Dallas in New York in the NFL on September 11 wasn't done to generate ratings?
You honestly think the NFL, the most popular sport in America, has to pull stunts like that to get ratings
on the first Sunday Night Football game of the season?