Well, as if it's any surprise, I'm late with my 9-11 speech. However, *cracks knuckles* I will write one now.
One year ago there was a tragedy and, no it wasn't that I ran out of soda or chips. The most horrific act of terrorism in US history took place in New York and Washington. I was genuinely worried when Washington happened because a friend of mine's father occasionally does freelance work at the Pentagon. It turned out that he was/is ok. He was lucky enoough to not be within five miles of that particular disaster. Unfortunately, I do know some people who were affected by these events and my best wishes go out to everyone who suffered that day and in the following days to come.
Now that I have given my positive report, I, probably not a surprise to many of you, have some criticisms on how the country as a whole has conducted ourselves over the last year. This may sound callous to most and downright mean to others, but I am only expressing my opinion on certain matters. If any of this offends you, I apologize only to those who have been personally affected by these events.
- To every person who still has an American flag larger than 8 1/2 x 11 on their car, we get the point. I'm as patriotic as the next person, however I feel that if you respect your country and the people in it, you don't have to advertise to total strangers your pride. That goes the same for religion.
- I don't have cable so my television choices are a bit limited. On that note, I believe that the rememberance ceremonies on EVERY channel was a little bit much. If people had the time to and wanted to watch these ceremonies all day, I suggest that you spend time with your community in rememberence. I'm pretty sure that you could find a group of people to share that sentiment with in your town
- Last but not least, any person that carves kill, fuck or nuke all arabs, muslims, "towel heads" or any other name for people of that region in bathroom stalls, should be severly and thoroughly beaten in public in front of their families. I don't think I have to explain why.
I've said my piece, and as I said before I only apologize if I have offended those personally affected by the attacks whether they worked or were visiting these places or you are family and friends of the heroes of that horrific day.
This is probably the longest update you will ever see from me and I hope you go away feeling a little different.