Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Hey guys. Today is the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93. As a New Yorker, this affects my family and I tremendously. I've been looking around the typosphere, and unfortunately, nobody has written about this. People compare Pearl Harbor to 9/11,saying that it was the worst attack since it. This was nothing like Pearl Harbor. Al Queda struck us in the heart of our country. They struck us in the best and one of the most populated cities in the world. The reason I say that it was nothing like it, is because in 1940, we were gearing up for war. These were innocent people going to work. People from all over the world, not just Americans were in the buildings that day. I don't know so much about the Pentagon, but I know a heck of a lot about what happened 11 years ago to the day, only a few miles from my house. I live in Brooklyn, but those buildings were so tall, you could see them from Breezy Point. (A beach location on the far side of Brooklyn.) Today I watched a tear-jerking documentary that my history teacher showed my class. You watch the films, you watch the videos from The people's cameras, and it still doesn't register as real life. It feels like movie. And those who are fortunate enough to live in NYC, or New Jersey for a matter of fact, know what I'm talking about. It just feels so horrible, that you think it can't be real. People were writing messages on the sidewalk like, "The American flag provokes violence." Well I have a message for this people. If you don't like it, leave.