hawk's picture

not type topic.....

since tomorrow is 9/11. maybe each of us will post.... let's say - a mark, symbol, type+drawing, anything, something - about 9/11.

so. how do you remember 9/11?

David Hamuel

capthaddock's picture

Peace and goodwill to all.

hrant's picture

No Paul, that's not how stopping works.

David opened this topic, didn't post a thing in the middle, then closed it touchingly. Elegant, human.

You think I have nothing to say?!

I recommend you delete your post (after which I'll delete this one).


Bald Condensed's picture

John, Hrant, David, what could I possibly add to that?
I think the best thing to do indeed is to follow David's lead.


Bald Condensed's picture

Vince was waiting for this, Fredrik. Bingo!

Bald Condensed's picture

Don't take it personally, Tracy, but I think you really
meant "Americans became kinder, more patient with other
white Christian American-looking fellow Americans". Sorry
about this, but I understand Hrant's reaction very well.
He's on the receiving end.

Bald Condensed's picture

> I thought it might be appropriate to introduce a
little balance and get people to think twice about
their knee jerk anti-Americanism.

As far as my knowledge of the English language goes,
a knee jerk reaction is an almost instinctive one, without
proper judgement or knowledge of the facts.

Nothing knee jerk about my anti-Americanism, as we
are very well informed about the state of the world.
We at least have free and independent press and live
in a real democracy down here in Belgium. And from
what I've heard Hrant say on the boards I can only
conclude that he certainly is not to be accused of
knee jerk reactions in his political comments. You
might not like what he says, and certainly not how he
says it, but he has a very informed and analytical
view of world politics.

Now let's stop this before the argument starts getting
sour. And please don't misunderstand me: I have nothing
against Americans: my parents raised me with the notion
that no entire state nor population can be deemed "evil".
They taught me to aproach every human being as precisely
that: a human being, and look past race, sex, religion,
nationality and whatnot.

I only have something against this farce you call a
government, and this complete and utter arse of an idiot
which stole your presidential election and wreaks havoc
on the entire world.

I hope I made myself clear enough: English is only my
third language. Sorry if I mixed up stuff.

Bald Condensed's picture

> I don't necessarily think an overwhelming majority
of us believe that our government is good.

Me neither.

The Pledge of Resistance

We believe that as people living
in the United States
it is our responsibility
to resist the injustices
done by our government,
in our names

Not in our name
will you wage endless war
there can be no more deaths
no more transfusions
of blood for oil

Not in our name
will you invade countries
bomb civilians, kill more children
letting history take its course
over the graves of the nameless

Not in our name
will you erode the very freedoms
you have claimed to fight for

Not by our hands
will we supply
weapons and funding
for the annihilation of families
on foreign soil

Not by our mouths
will we let fear silence us

Not by our hearts
will we allow whole peoples
or countries
to be deemed evil

Not by our will
and Not in our name

We pledge resistance

We pledge alliance with those
who have come under attack
for voicing opposition to the war
or for their religion or ethnicity

We pledge to make common cause
with the people of the world
to bring about justice,
freedom and peace

Another world is possible
and we pledge to make it real.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Heaven forbid we stop and count our blessings. Heaven forbid we remember those who have lost their lives. Heaven forbid we accept each other for our differences. And most importantly, Heaven forbid we hope for our weaknesses to become strengths, making ourselves better humans, which in turn could make the world a better place in which to live.

I accept the realities of this world in which I live, but I choose to count my blessings on this day. I choose to hope for a better future.

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