Re: Remembrance

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Becks there are as many ways to "get it" as there are survivors. Each takes away a slightly different experience.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 09-11-08 1:11 PM
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Sorry for your grief and all, but jesus christ this is an obnoxious post. 1 gets it right.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 09-11-08 1:16 PM
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Yeah that last paragraph is pretty bad.

Although it does kind of remind me of a great scene on "Rescue 9/11" where one of the firemen goes to a "9/11 Survivors" group therapy session and is disgusted to realize that not only were most of the people there not in the towers, some of them didn't even know anybody who died.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-11-08 1:21 PM
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Wow. I think Becks might be reporting what she does, instinctively, on the anniversary of an event that created a great deal of solidarity within (and between) communities: she reflects on the solidarity of those in the immediate area. And she says she does it regardless of fairness. And she puts 'get it' in scare quotes. Christ, people. Becks isn't scolding you.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 09-11-08 1:21 PM
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I know fully well it's an obnoxious thing to feel. I'm sure other people (rightly) don't think I get it. I know I don't get it like someone who lost a loved one. This was meant to be more about how seeing it from such a different perspective puts that in stark relief. We might think we're the only people who understand something because of our experiences but we're not and it's good to be reminded of that.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 09-11-08 1:22 PM
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I was there (in NYC), and I'm pretty sure I don't "get it" in the way that you mean.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 09-11-08 1:23 PM
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Well, I suppose it's good that you're getting that perspective because, man, that's a fucked up way to think about this kind of thing.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-11-08 1:23 PM
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To soften my previous comments, I think it's good that you air your instincts and preconceptions, the better to understand what they are and why they exist.

But wow, that's like the same sense of things that lead to like a half-a-dozen full-on loopy wingnut bloggers going over the edge, Charles Johnson of LGF included. To my mind, as soon as you start to think that most people in the world don't "get it" the way you do, that's time to put a pretty serious check on your instincts, especially in serious times.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-11-08 1:30 PM
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I can't find it on the internets, but the original Onion 9/11 page had a little box that said something like:

"MASSIVE TERRORIST ATTACK ON WASHINGTON, Page 16."


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 09-11-08 1:31 PM
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the original Onion 9/11 page

Their single best issue ever, in my eyes.


Posted by: dob | Link to this comment | 09-11-08 1:32 PM
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Those of you who didn't live in Washington at the time probably wouldn't get that joke, though.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 09-11-08 1:33 PM
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