So, was just working away, minding my own business and they day just kept getting me down. Customers just kept acting like I wasn’t even there, the usual. This doesn’t normally bother me. This normally just pisses me off a little and then I get on with my life. Not today. Today was very very different.
They are the most adorable couple of dorks ever
If you don’t reblog this you are disrespecting the fandom and Bryke
I know I’ve reblogged this multiple times before.
But my blog requires it.
I think that the USA needs to move on from September 11th.
Now before all you pseudo-patriots come attempting to sway my opinion with your “unwavering loyalty to the country”, let me just take a minute to explain things. I am an American. I’m a female. And I was a young girl when the events took place.
The events are tragic. I’m not saying that they aren’t. But the US government and the media make it out to be some worldwide catastrophe that claimed the lives of millions of people around the world, when really, the event only killed about 2,600 people, which in the grand scheme of things for a large country like the United States isn’t a huge number.
Also, we’re Americans. Not only are we extremely self-absorbed with our ignorance, fueled by the liberally biased media, we’re hardly sympathetic for our victims. We forced unspeakable violence upon the natives when we came here, we killed almost 150,000 people in dropping the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and we’ve pointlessly murdered innocent people in the Middle East.
I understand that a lot of people died, and I should be respecting them. But while we honor the dead, we can’t have these extravagant 2-hour TV specials reading the names of all these people who died 12 years after the disaster. You don’t see Japan having these insane specials reading off the names of people who died in their terrorist attacks. Yes, that qualifies as a terrorist attack.
I honestly don’t care anymore. Terrorist attacks happen all the time in other countries every day. Just because this one happened in America doesn’t make it any different. It was a terrible thing that happened, but it’s been 12 years. We killed Osama. Why we are still in Iraq, I will never know, but that’s a story for another time. The USA is comparable to a person who still clings to their ex-spouse or significant other years after they broke up.
We have to move on with our lives. Not forget about it completely, but just move on and keep in it the back of our thoughts.
Finally someone says it.
im Canadian and I even felt gulty saying it. but this post is true as fuck.
So glad someone said this. I didn’t know how to word it, but this is the fucking truth. We only care about death when it happens to our citizens.
A two hour show reading the names of the victims? That’s pretty masochistic. Or sadistic towards the families and close ones of the victims? I agree with this post, this is overdoing it and America needs to move on.
I agree that the United States has done horrible things, terrible things that should not have been swept under the rug like they have been. But that doesn’t mean we need to stop commemorating 9/11. If there’s anything wrong with how we commemorate terrorist attacks, it’s that we don’t commemorate enough.
I was also a little girl when 9/11 happened, and I lived close to the Pentagon at the time. I don’t want to turn this post into anything patriotic, because I’m not sure how I feel about my country anymore these days. But am I going to forget how horrified I was when I saw the planes crash into those buildings on the news? Am I going to forget how worried I was for my cousins in D.C. for years after 9/11? Am I going to forget about how my mother was one flight reschedule away from being separated from us?
I was six years old when I realized that some people are willing to give their lives just to watch the world burn. And you expect me to move on?
The problem isn’t in the overblown patriotism of remembering 9/11, it’s the fact that we don’t take the time to commemorate all the other events like 9/11 throughout history. 9/11 was a traumatic, eye-opening experience for a lot of Americans, so let us remember. If you must complain, talk about how we neglect events like Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But I will never, ever forget 9/11.
I was in New York while my dad was trapped in the city. I was 10 years old. I thought my Dad had died. Thankfully, he hadn’t and I still have him today. However, my friends lost family. Families were ripped apart. People who I grew up with, who coached me in baseball and soccer were gone. It was devastating, but it was also a long time ago. No one is saying America should forget and stop commemorating. They’re just saying it’s time to move on, past the grief towards a better America, in memory of those that died.
Hey stuff like this is actually really like. Borderline manipulative and it’s one thing to just have thoughts like “oh everyone gets tired of me and leaves and I wish they didn’t” but if you say things like this to friends especially if you’re in really serious relationships where one of you is being supported by the other (even if it’s mutual) that can be really manipulative and make people feel obligated to be your friend and not leave you and make promises they don’t want to and can’t keep and can be really really unhealthy for both of you
Like I understand feeling sad when friendships end but emotionally manipulating people into relationships is REALLY not cool even if you don’t realize you’re doing it, and it’s not just this post, there’s this whole mentality of like, co-dependent relationships are the MOST MEANINGFUL relationships and you have to be close FOREVER or it’s not real or whatever and that’s really unhealthy and toxic like please don’t
Everyone has the right to end friendships and leave relationships whether it’s a conscious decision or happens naturally over time. Relationships end. Let it happen, get over it. Please don’t depend on people because they are also people like you who need to have the autonomy to get out of bad situations or on a less serious level just do whatever the fuck they want with their lives
Your friends might make you feel special and less alone but they don’t EXIST SOLELY FOR THAT PURPOSE and they don’t owe it to you to stick with you forever, especially if you try to make them feel like they do
Thor’s hammer mjolnir by cosplay team33
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Handy for my axe??
More dogs with their babies.
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