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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 01:40 PM
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16. I think the events deserve to be diminished
less than 3,000 people died and a few buildings were destroyed.

Well let's just compare that to the bombing of London, Tokyo, Dresden, Hiroshime, and Nagasaki and others during WWII. It looks pretty damned small compared to them. Conventional bombing of Tokyo killed 90,000 one day in WWII, and destroyed more than 6 buildings. All of Dresden was destroyed by fire bombing and over 100,000 people died, almost including Kurt Vonnegut.

Oh, but in our current media, 911 is the hugest, most terrible, most evil and most earth-shattering event of all time.

Well, now more than twice as many Americans have died thanks to wars that were/are justified by 911. Many buildings in Iraq and Afghanistan have been destroyed, and more than 30,000 Iraqis have been killed.

But of course, those 3,000 Americans are far more important and significant and deserving of proper mourning than any number of other Americans, much less Iraqis or Japanese or Germans or Afghanis.

I might also note that about 400,000 Americans have died in car accidents since the most terrible day ever. We will bever forget the 3,000 but we will never notice or remember the 400,000.

Everybody's equal in this country. Some are just more equal than others.
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