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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
normandie_m
normandie_m
9/11
Ok, for most of you reading this, it'll most likely be September 10th, but it is September 11th over here, so I'm bringing up my story and ranting and rambling a little.

First I will answer that oft-repeated question: Where were you when you heard/saw the news?

Me? It was about 7 in morning here and Dad woke me up saying that two planes had crashed into the WTC and knocked them down. I, hoping to sleep in since I was on exam leave (as I am now).

I got up, and when I came into the kitchen I was confronted with this endless repeating of these planes flying into the WTC towers, from every camera angle, over and over again.

It was a sick feeling. And then, the people that were falling from the towers, trying to escape, I was reminded that there is nothing that the media won't cover. It was horrible, but I was transfixed, and that day I did all my biology study in front of the TV, even if the reports were repeats. I swear I heard the CNN report on Bin Laden at least ten times that day. I kept all the newspapers from the day, and the magazines like Time and Newsweek.

Even though many lives were lost, it's in my opinion that something like that had to happen. The US's eyes were opened to the fact that things were very shaky in the Middle East, particularly Afghanistan, and that they had to step in and fix things up. And that was a very important move. It's a shame that it had to happen at the cost of so many innocent civilian lives, but it needed to happen. The US needed to know that what other people thought of them wasn't necessarily positive.

No doubt that it's changed the world. They talk 'post 9/11 and pre 9/11'. I mean....it was almost like the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. It proved the notion that nothing is invincible, even a great and powerful country like the United States, and that change was needed in order to prevent something like that happening.

Anyway, that's my two cents on the matter.

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glorybox From: glorybox Date: September 10th, 2002 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Steph?

Thank you so much for saying all that. It's so very true and I'm glad to know someone else thinks like I do. Yes it was sad, but this country's not invincible and it's about time someone showed us that. Mwah.

--Angelique
moony_girl13 From: moony_girl13 Date: September 10th, 2002 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
:nods: Defintely agree with you on your opinion there. I wouldn't say they deserved it exactly, but it was, to an extent, a good wake-up call. Though on TV, I'm still seeing lots of denial about the US's shaky foreign relationships with some countries. Lots of "I don't see why everyone hates us so much! We never did anything wrong, those hypocritical bastards!" Granted that some of these countries aren't exactly great either, it's just...I don't know, annoying that the US has such a high opinion of themselves, even if they are the current world superpower.

And speaking of the Titanic...I'm reading reports that 9/11-based plays (and most likely movies too) are in the works. Ugh. As if those numerous comic books aren't commercial enough...

(Sorry about ranting so much there)
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 11th, 2002 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

I remember exactly where I was. I was in the car, just getting to the end of my street. My favourite song (at the time) had just finished playing on Triple J and the radio announcer told us. I can remember what he said almost exactly. It's weird, the way things like that stick in your memory.


In response to your other point, I'm not sure. The United states did need to realise that their country is hated by many people around the world, but for them to find out from the deaths of almost three thousand innocent civilians...


But you're right. Nothing is invincible. September 11 certainly proved that.

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