Originally Posted by LDR
This same day in 1973, our government installed a warlord into the government of Chile, who has managed to kill thousands of people. During World War II, our government also managed to bomb Japan twice, killing over 150,000 people. I'm not saying 9/11 isn't sad, but if people are really gonna show support, why don't they remember those things? Or perhaps have a Vietnam War Day or Holocaust Day? Fidel Castro has managed to kill thousands and yet his family is still in control of Cuba. Why doesn't anyone do anything about that? What ever happen to Joseph Kony, who everyone was going on about for a week? I don't think he was ever found and dealt with. Why does no one show support to the families in Africa starving - or women being beat, killed, raped, and sold as slaves in the Middle East? Or perhaps even the little boys in China forced to work all day, every day, to make that nice little phone, laptop, PC your reading this on! How come no one is big on that? All and all, lives were still lost in 9/11, and my condolences go out to the friends and family that suffer from it. 9/11 was tragic, and I'm sorry for your loss.
Because no one has the emotional energy to mourn for so many people. We have to detach; to engage is debilitation.
So we focus on things closer to home, on things within our cultures and countries.
9/11 was no where near my home, but it happened to a nation within the sphere of my culture - the Western world - which makes the event close enough to consider.
Condolences to all the families and friends who lost their loved ones in the World Trade Centres on 9/11. I can't know your pain, but I acknowledge it just the same.