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    I have no memory of the collapse of the Soviet Union when I was in OPs age (3 years old)... far bigger events. I wasn't spoonfeed those events by everyone around me.

    18 years and 3k humans... in grand scheme that's nothing. Like 30k dies in the traffic in USA per year alone? 20k by firearms? 100k by obesity-related? 100k heart failures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazkovitz View Post
    I've just talked to someone born in '98 and this person didn't know September 11 is the anniversary of the "WTC attack". E also claimed that Bush was a "pussy" cos he didn't "nuke al-Qaeda".
    What a disgusting person that sounds like...

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    I was in fourth grade. The teachers didn't tell us about it, but people's moms kept showing up to collect their kids. My mom came to pick me up as well. When I asked why, she said a plane had crashed. I told her planes crash all the time and wouldn't leave, as I was having fun working on a project. I didn't get it. I live relatively close to where flight 93 crashed. No one was sure if more attacks were coming and where they would hit, so there was a general air of panic the teachers were trying not to show for the sake of us elementary school students.

    When I got home, I watched the news with my family as it continued to unfold. Replays of the collapse, people jumping from the top floors, rescue efforts, general confusion. I get that a lot of terrible things happen all over the world, and no one is denying that. This is the event that defined a generation of Americans, especially people who lived in New York at the time, who witnessed it first hand, so of course it's important to us. When I was living in New York for a short period as an adult, I met someone who still wouldn't use the subway system because they were too traumatized by how the tunnels had collapsed that day.

    It marked a giant shift in the collective consciousness and trajectory of our country. It was a defining moment for the course of history and the world, as it kickstarted Bush's war on terror, which not only lead to terrible foreign policy, many lost lives, and destabilization in the Middle East, but was also used to strip Americans of their liberties under the guise of safety via the TSA, the Indefinite Detention Act, and increased constitutionally illegal surveillance and data collection on American citizens. We all know Bush lied about the weapons of mass destruction. Some say 9/11 was a false flag, carried out by Islamic terrorists but planned by Mossad under full knowledge and direction of the Bush administration and CIA. If that's the case, the entire thing becomes a lot more nefarious, and there's enough compelling evidence for me to believe that was the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lokasenna View Post
    I was in fourth grade. The teachers didn't tell us about it, but people's moms kept showing up to collect their kids. My mom came to pick me up as well. When I asked why, she said a plane had crashed. I told her planes crash all the time and wouldn't leave, as I was having fun working on a project. I didn't get it. I live relatively close to where flight 93 crashed. No one was sure if more attacks were coming and where they would hit, so there was a general air of panic the teachers were trying not to show for the sake of us elementary school students.

    When I got home, I watched the news with my family as it continued to unfold. Replays of the collapse, people jumping from the top floors, rescue efforts, general confusion. I get that a lot of terrible things happen all over the world, and no one is denying that. This is the event that defined a generation of Americans, especially people who lived in New York at the time, who witnessed it first hand, so of course it's important to us. When I was living in New York for a short period as an adult, I met someone who still wouldn't use the subway system because they were too traumatized by how the tunnels had collapsed that day.

    It marked a giant shift in the collective consciousness and trajectory of our country. It was a defining moment for the course of history and the world, as it kickstarted Bush's war on terror, which not only lead to terrible foreign policy, many lost lives, and destabilization in the Middle East, but was also used to strip Americans of their liberties under the guise of safety via the TSA, the Indefinite Detention Act, and increased constitutionally illegal surveillance and data collection on American citizens. We all know Bush lied about the weapons of mass destruction. Some say 9/11 was a false flag, carried out by Islamic terrorists but planned by Mossad under full knowledge and direction of the Bush administration and CIA. If that's the case, the entire thing becomes a lot more nefarious, and there's enough compelling evidence for me to believe that was the case.
    Watching the footage on TV definitely spooked me as a child. I live under a flightpath that US Navy planes use to land at a Naval Station across the river from where I live. Whenever I was playing outside and saw a plane coming, I'd run for cover, thinking it was going to crash into my house. Even today, my heart goes into turbo-mode whenever I'm flying. Not having much knowledge of a world before hand (If any at all) has without a doubt made our generation a lot more conscious at a young age than previous generations. I sometimes feel we were forced to grow up too fast thanks to 9/11 and its aftermath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willtip98 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lokasenna View Post
    I was in fourth grade. The teachers didn't tell us about it, but people's moms kept showing up to collect their kids. My mom came to pick me up as well. When I asked why, she said a plane had crashed. I told her planes crash all the time and wouldn't leave, as I was having fun working on a project. I didn't get it. I live relatively close to where flight 93 crashed. No one was sure if more attacks were coming and where they would hit, so there was a general air of panic the teachers were trying not to show for the sake of us elementary school students.

    When I got home, I watched the news with my family as it continued to unfold. Replays of the collapse, people jumping from the top floors, rescue efforts, general confusion. I get that a lot of terrible things happen all over the world, and no one is denying that. This is the event that defined a generation of Americans, especially people who lived in New York at the time, who witnessed it first hand, so of course it's important to us. When I was living in New York for a short period as an adult, I met someone who still wouldn't use the subway system because they were too traumatized by how the tunnels had collapsed that day.

    It marked a giant shift in the collective consciousness and trajectory of our country. It was a defining moment for the course of history and the world, as it kickstarted Bush's war on terror, which not only lead to terrible foreign policy, many lost lives, and destabilization in the Middle East, but was also used to strip Americans of their liberties under the guise of safety via the TSA, the Indefinite Detention Act, and increased constitutionally illegal surveillance and data collection on American citizens. We all know Bush lied about the weapons of mass destruction. Some say 9/11 was a false flag, carried out by Islamic terrorists but planned by Mossad under full knowledge and direction of the Bush administration and CIA. If that's the case, the entire thing becomes a lot more nefarious, and there's enough compelling evidence for me to believe that was the case.
    Watching the footage on TV definitely spooked me as a child. I live under a flightpath that US Navy planes use to land at a Naval Station across the river from where I live. Whenever I was playing outside and saw a plane coming, I'd run for cover, thinking it was going to crash into my house. Even today, my heart goes into turbo-mode whenever I'm flying. Not having much knowledge of a world before hand (If any at all) has without a doubt made our generation a lot more conscious at a young age than previous generations. I sometimes feel we were forced to grow up too fast thanks to 9/11 and its aftermath.
    That is exactly what would have happened to me if I saw the 9/11 footage. I used to be obsessed with planes as a kid, but if I saw that 9/11 footage at such a young age, that may have changed my mindset about planes, as it was not like a simple plane crash they showed in the movies. The first plane crash in real life that I remember reading on this newspaper about was the Air France crash in Toronto in 2005.


     
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