Saturday, September 11, 2010
That's what they're going to call 9/11 from now on. It's never going to be a normal day. Instead, it will be a marked event on a calendar, like it's some sort of holiday.
9/11 was a tragic event which devastated many people in 2001. I remember when I was in 7th grade, in literature class. Immediately the teacher was alerted to turn on the news, and there we had seen, before our very young eyes, a national tragedy unfolding. We didn't understand. Nobody did, and then finally we found out that the planes which crashed into the towers were hijacked and purposefully flown at them. Fortunately, I lost no one on that day. Those who did still feel the effect, and it almost seems like whenever 9/11 rolls around every year, somebody's got to step up and say something about it. I'm aggravated by it, personally. Not because it was a catastrophic event, but because they won't let it go. Pearl Harbor happened once long ago, but we don't really talk about that much on the day it happened, do we?
As for this mosque business; Honestly, who do these self-righteous "Americans" think they are? What will they prove by forcefully rejecting a building because it's owned by Muslims? If they hadn't noticed, New York City is a pretty cultural, colorful spot. Chances are, more than likely, some Islam believers were caught underneath the chaos as well, before any accusation was made against them. Nations always need someone to blame, and I haven't heard anyone make such ridiculous claims as America has. Don't get me wrong, I love my country, but I just hate pretty much everyone in it, especially those who simply can't get along with others because of their beliefs or skin color. That's some 1700's bullshit right there.
The thing is that I won't interject with all this commotion. There's no point for me to involve myself in a fight no one will win. People feel like they need to be so political and so involved about things. No one's listening to them in the big ol' grand scheme of things. The regular civilian opinion is worthless, and no matter how many people you can find that agree, there's a pretty small chance anything is going to be done about it. Not here, anyway. In South Africa, not long ago, they made it legal for gay marriages to take place. South fucking Africa. Africa, which is well-known for disease, starvation, and third-world ideals, has already moved past an argument Americans have been in constant debate for years and years and years. I think the problem is that people are afraid that if gays get married, then something will happen to them, causing THEM to be gay. Something along those lines. It's like when some priests come out of the closet, but prior to their doing so they advocate against homosexuality. Sometimes the more passionate against something you are, the more likely you will change because of it.
So happy "anniversary," everybody. Go out and complain about how things are so horrible and that the government owes you some kind of apology. Meanwhile, I'm going to take a nap, play Team Fortress 2 and be overall merry.