Friday, September 10, 2010

9/11.....never forget??

On the eve of 9/11 I decided to take a look at tomorrows programming to see if there were going to be any 9/11 specials on. I literally went through every network on my satellite dish and only ONE yes ONE is doing anything to commemorate that day. The History channel is the only one airing specials all day. They always say "We Will Never Forget" and yet not one major network can do anything to honor all of those people who lost their lives? It is just disgusting to me for that to be the case when there are still tons of troops in Afghanistan losing their lives for this war that supposedly started because of 9/11.

What pisses me off the most is that because of the effing New Oreleans Saints winning the damn Super Bowl we have yet to hear the end of Hurricane Katrina. Yes it was sad I completely agree, but it is very hard for me to feel 100% bad for those people who were affected by the hurricane given the fact that they had warning. In fact they had about a week of warnings, telling those residents to leave because it was such a huge storm. A lot of people ignored it and as a result many lost their lives. Very sad, it really was but because the Saints won the Super Bowl and their first game Thursday night I have seen nothing but more Hurricane Katrina images. It happened 5 years ago, I really dont know what the damn Super Bowl had to do with it, but that isnt my main problem. My main issue is the fact that they wont stop talking about Katrina and yet we cant get a 9/11 tribute?? I will say it again Katrina victims HAD WARNING. Do you think that if people had been told "There will be a terrorist attack on 9/11" anyone would have flown?? Hell no! These innocent everyday people, firefighters, and policeman lost thier lives trying to save people and we wont dare honor them every single year forever? It is just sick.

When 9/11 first happened I was about to turn 16 and was on a cruise (ok yes it was the Disney one) ship in the middle of the ocean. We were at a beach and I decided to head back to the ship while the rest of my family stayed on the beach. As I walked back to my room I heard people screaming and crying "The towers the towers! They hit the towers!" I had no idea what they were talking about, I turned on the tv in the room saw two building on fire, had no idea what they were, shut it off and went to sleep. I still feel bad to this day I had no idea what was going on and was ashamed to say I didn't even realize it was the Twin Towers. I remember my mom saying right away something about a guy named Bin Laden and it probably being him. Then I remember my dad saying that we weren't going to get home for a while. We ended up getting stuck in Florida for 10 days trying to get home. I had no idea what was going on around me because all I could think about was whining that I couldnt get home in time for my 16th birthday party. I wish I would have paid more attention, but I was a selfish little 16 year old who only cared about myself (and my party).

Because of my guilt every 9/11 anniversary I sit and I watch the same programs the History channel plays every year and have a good cry. It is so amazing to me that I lived through that, something that will be in history books forever and ever, and at the time I didnt care. Its pretty pathetic actually. I have watched just about every program they have out there about it and the planes going into those towers never gets easier to watch, but thats not why I watch, I watch them to try and make up for the fact that I wasn't as devastated as everyone else when it happened because I just didnt understand. I hope that all of you do something in your own way to pay tribute and truly remember what happened that day, as Americans we really should never forget.

Oh and I will bet you a million dollars that the media will do nothing but talk nonstop on the next 9/11 because it will be the 10th anniversary. At least it will get some recognition next year but it would be nice for it to be a big deal every year.
I know this post might offend some people and if it doesn I'm sorry it is not my intention to make anyone mad. I know both 9/11 and Katrina are very touchy subjects, please understand that I come here to voice myself, not seek approval