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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 12:44 PM
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171. We Americans are such adolescents
We're like the teenager who is obsessing over a zit and doesn't want to hear about the neighbor who has inoperable cancer.

Yes, 9/11 was a hellish experience for those who lived through it and those who died there, but so is having your family blown to bits at a wedding. So is being an innocent person held without charges and incommunicado for ten years. So is having your society trashed so that people who once lived in one of the most modern infrastructures in the Middle East are holed up in the rubble.

Oh yeah, and as bad as 9/11 was, several European cities on both sides of World War II suffered the equivalent of several 9/11s in a single night.

We need to get over ourselves.
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