You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #16: I think the events deserve to be diminished [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 01:40 PM
Response to Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC