They want the stories... everyone's version of events.
If you were a block from the buildings... I might give a shit.
If you were IN one of the buildings... I might give a shit...
probably I won't.. but you stand a far better chance of me giving a shit than you do if you're just another self important wank in the middle of nowhere who feels the need to get deep and 'rap pit' with everyone about this shared experience you seem to think we all had.
Yes. It was an incredibly bad day for ... just about everyone...
I don't know ANYONE who wasn't freaked out in some way shape or form.
But share your stories for your friends.
Share your stories for your kids.
You aren't getting any sympathy or inspiring any catharsis by churning the ashes.
Does this mean I'm just a cold hearted cynic?
Does that make me cringe?
Not even a little.
I find it odd that the same people who are so annoyed about the misuse of 'patriotism' and who have *nothing* but criticism for the actions against the taliban are the same ones who keep running back to this "share your story" bullshit.
If you lost someone, you need to deal with that with your family and friends. You should be talking about it...But those aren't the people asking everyone to get cozy and share.
The people asking are people who were not touched by it any way at all beyond watching on TV..... it's like... they're groupies... they desperately WANT to be somehow more attached to what happened and so they're writing themselves closer to the story through this namby pamby pseudo-therapy bullshit.
Just stop doing it.
Maybe someone can explain it to me.