Opening my Sunday comics this morning I see half are not-funny 9/11 memorials. Half of media commentary also seems on 9/11, and is largely uninformative. In the decade since 9/11 over half a billion people have died worldwide. A great many choices could have delayed such deaths, including personal choices to smoke less or exercise more, and collective choices like allowing more immigration. And cryonics
We should NEVER forget 9-11 because its not the beginning, but only one event in a series of events to come with the main goals having to do with creating widespread panic forcing us to voluntarily sign our rights and most importantly our rights to possess guns away from us! These mass killings with guns, cars, bombs, trucks,vans, etc... are all related! Some are "PATSY" crimes, and some are "mind control" crimes. I know what your thinking about me now, but thats what "they" want you to think about anyone who sees between the lines (lies). People have lost the ability to think for themselves, to look at the evidence, analyze the evidence, analyze what someone else has told you about the evidence, the use of common sense, to distinguish between what is impossible and possible, the laws of physics, and most importantly the LACK of evidence that is suppose to be there but mysteriously ISN'T! Wake up people, PLEASE! These horrific events are so BLATANT and seem to be planned by 6 year olds, yet so easily sold to us without hardly anyone saying how ridiculous the "official" stories are! This crap just repeats itself over and over again. Most people are of the mind set of, "I JUST WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH!" If we as a people don't stand up and say enough is enough, what kind of a world are our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and so on going to have to deal with? Its going to suck! N E HOO!
By the way, since Robin is the master of "X is not about Y," it's fairly astonishing that he's unaware that 9/11 is not about 3000 deaths.
The total number of people who were lynched in the Old South was surprisingly small, on the order of a few hundred over many decades.
So why was it taken so seriously at the time and why does anyone still care about it? There are a couple answers to that question. Most importantly, psychological harm matters. When you kill someone in a spectacular and horrific way knowing that it will terrorize a population, there's a lot more at stake than just that person's death.
Secondly, lynching deaths were just one aspect of a deeper problem, that a class of people were being subjugated.
So too with 9/11. The entire point of terrorism is to inflict terror and so there were far more victims than the 3000 people who died. In fact there were hundreds of millions of victims just as there were hundreds of thousands of victims of each lynching in the Old South. Also, the perpetrators of 9/11 are a group of people that really are at war with the West and would continue that war and subjugate the West if they have a chance.
What's interesting is that intuitively, pretty much everyone already knows this. Which is why they typically freak out over a small number of deaths if those deaths were perpetrated by their preferred out-group.
What a steaming pile of shit, this comment.
Is there a statute of limitations for bad comments?
According to your logic, we should remember WW2 even more because as far as the reminders of the evil that men do go you can certainly do MUCH better than 9/11 in terms of pure magnitude and civilizational impact. Forgetting 9/11 does not equate to tolerating the taking of innocent life - what kind of bullshit logic is that? Also, "what the hell difference does $3 trillion or calculated present economic value foregone make to anyone if the world goes up in flames" - really? Because you have hard evidence that says that $3T spent is the reason why the world hasn't gone up in flames (which it very well has if you look at it from the perspective of many people living across the entire Middle East, my man). What a steaming pile of shit, this comment.
My loyalist ancestors and Native Americans would agree. And perhaps blacks whose ancestors would have been spared two generations of slavery.
What an embarrassing comment. You have a defective, dishonest brain. I'm glad I'm not you.
Stupid you. 9/11 was done by Israel. Know you this, I bet you will agree with the author.
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It is clear that we can not forget what has happened in that time. They stick in my mind too then. Now we can only overcome feeling depressed can not forget.
this casts huge shadows on 9/11 http://youtu.be/4fvJ8nFa5Qk
You, Mr Speirs, are an idiot ...
Those 3000 have special significance, not because they died, but rather because they were murdered. It is not simply the value of human life, but also the criminal act of murder - and the need for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. It is also the need to ensure the safety of those remaining 300,000,000 citizens, and the soverignty of their nation. When you total all these factors, that is $1000 per head. I think it may well be $3,000,000,000 well spent.
It might have been me. Not exactly spiked, and the signal to noise ratio is terrible, but they did increase all way until recession.
in fact, i read somewhere (i'll look it up), that traffic fatalities spiked after 9/11, because everyone took to the roads for travel and (again, i'll look it up) that since driving is more dangerous than flying. if both stats are true, then net travel deaths increased *after* 9/11. but there was no psa like "do fly, don't drive".