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In 10 more days we have to endure the 10th bullshit anniversary of 9/11. I never particularly cared. It didn't shock me. People are murdered every day, thousands of them. It's human nature to destroy other humans. To think any differently is to live in a state of unreality.
I think black people in general were less effected by 9/11 than white people. Especially white males. White women will cry about anything. Also they often have had the instance of experiencing victimization firsthand. Although that bullshit Disney "Happily ever after" nonsense has brainwashed them so thoroughly that their pain is stored in a place outside themselves.
I think white males were effected by 9/11 (and it shows in their speech) because they were on the whole unaffiliated with being victimized. White males as a group were shocked because something finally happened to them that they couldn't control. Sure there are white males that have been victimized, but at the end of the day they still got to be white after they were victimized.
You don't get these sort of reactions from white males in other countries. Those countries have a history of incidents that keep the patriarchy on its toes. From the blitz of London to the IRA in Northern Ireland, the white males of other countries haven't enjoyed the level of numbing insulation of the US white male.

Listen carefully and read between the lines on 9/11/11. You will hear what sounds to me like a lot of white American males complaining about no longer feeling invincible.
It's sad really, when you're shown how much more someone else values his existence than your own. Add to it the ability for that person to create a suburban cocoon to buffer himself and it becomes surrealistic. America as it stands is a country built to insulate Chad from Leroy and Hector.
9/11 was the sound of white men losing their fucking minds.

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Comment by Casanova Frankenstein on September 8, 2011 at 5:28pm
True Brandi. We can't keep living like this. We got to learn to play nice and share.
Comment by Brandi Parimon on September 8, 2011 at 5:23pm
9/11 was karma plain and simple. The empire is crumbling and I am glad. There is more to come folks.
Comment by Casanova Frankenstein on September 6, 2011 at 11:46pm

Makes me think of how poor whites will not favor taxing the rich because the see themselves as maybe being rich one day. White males have been able to bully and victimize without even thinking about it, but now that the tables have turned...

America needs to take a good look at the evils we've done to other nations but if you even mention this you are branded as a terrorist yourself. Much like how Compound Egret seems to be calling me a racist for the art that I do.

Comment by X-D-D-M*9 on September 6, 2011 at 11:23pm

Truth.  White folks here flipped when the British singer-chick said Americans were overreacting to 911 but she had a point.  In England they deal with possible bombings regularly as a response to their imperialist history and just move on.  I recall a photo of man who was near the bus bombings in London who seemingly was walking away with ash & rubble on his suit, barely shaken by the blast.  The rest of the world seemed to be like, welcome to our reality.

 

The USA, especially white males, have never felt that type of vulnerability for decades if ever for some.  They don't understand police states in their neighborhoods, imbalanced imprisonment, racial profiling, state-sponsored terrorism against their homes & places of worship, assassination of their leaders, constant stereotyping & criminalization of their image, etc. so a bombing is a shock to their system. 

 

I work in a mixed suburban school district so I expect all the overdramatized coverage.  I fortunately should be able to dodge most of the news coverage with my current lack of cable but the net will be all over it.


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