Exactly ten years ago, today, an event took place to forever change the shape of American reality. I could sit here, and type out every emotion I had while watching the grim footage of the World Trade Center falling. I don’t want to do that. There are enough documentaries being shown that describe every emotion Americans felt, and then some. Instead, I’ll recall some facts.
|View from the Sky Lobby on the 78th Floor of the World Trade Center, 7:53am , 9/11/2001|
8:46am – Flight 11 crashes into the World Trade Center’s North Tower at 490mph between floors 94-98.
9:03am – Flight 175 crashes into the World Trade Center’s South Tower at 590mph between floors 78-84.
9:59am – The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
10:28am – The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
2,749 death certificates were filed as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
The South Tower collapsed with a magnitude of 2.1 on the seismograph, and the North Tower collapsed with a magnitude of 2.3. The effects of the impact were felt as far north as Maine.
It is widely assumed that humans by nature, shy away from physical contact with strangers. But in this situation, that assumption is proven to be a learned trait. Countless images are ingrained in my mind depicting human helping human, no matter the race, religion, sexual orientation, or political standing. 9/11 presented a sense of hopelessness but it also gave me hope. Hope that people to their core, are truly good.
Not only did the terror attacks on September 11th, 2001 shake the ground we walk on, but it shook the way we live.
Never forget what was done to our country, and be ever grateful to those who gave their lives.
Late Sunday night, news that Osama Bin Laden was killed was released. Whether you are elated by this news, confused by the way you want to feel but can’t bring yourself to celebrate the death of another human being, or disgusted by the nationwide celebration of that death, one point can be agreed upon;
I am extremely liberal. I don’t agree with violence a lot of the time. But I can’t help but feel angered/frustrated seeing that people are tweeting and updating statuses saying that feeling “American Pride” right now is wrong. Have they forgotten what he did to us? How many lives were lost? Come on. If ever a person deserved death, it was him. I’m feeling PATRIOTIC. Tell me to feel otherwise, I dare you. –Me.
I think people attacking those for feeling happy about justice being served to one of the most evil human beings in history need to relive this moment from one decade ago;
On September 11, 2001, in our time of grief, the American people came together. We offered our neighbors a hand, and we offered the wounded our blood. We reaffirmed our ties to each other, and our love of community and country. On that day, no matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family. –Barack Obama; May 1st 2011
The only male hetero friend I have had since I was a child sent me this video on Twitter.
It is perfect. I don’t even need to get all Equality Bitch to get my point across.
Here is Heather Morris’s video for Esquire Magazine. (But Still.)
I will never read this magazine, because they’re clearly a bunch of douche bags.
They make it very clear that none of their readers are gay enough to watch Glee in the article.
Fuck you Esquire.
Don’t try and fool your readers into thinking watching a show about acceptance and ridiculous scenarios is okay! Stick to scratching your decaying balls and playing smear the queer. Ignorant hetero’s are a dying breed. Let me be the first to see you assholes off. You should all be quarantined with Donald Trump and his hair in one of is overly opulent towers that attest to why this country is financially fucked.
My soap box is crumbled. I put it back under my bed.
Heather Morris is a diva. Despite her hilariously idiotic character on Glee.
Which is on tomorrow. For 90 minutes.
And the theme is “Born this Way” by Gaga.
Will I blog about said episode of Glee?
You bet your sweet ass.
Enjoy this video. She’s fierce.
Yes, it looks like single ladies. It’s okay. She danced for Beyonce.