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(WSMV Nashville)   Middle school students receive history lesson on remembering 9/11 on its 16th anniversary. Will have as much meaning as "Remember Pearl Harbor," "Remember the Maine," "Carthago delenda est"   ( wsmv.com) divider line
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2017-09-13 02:56:48 PM  
The real question is whether "Remember 9/11" really will be another "Remember Pearl Harbor" or another "Remember the Maine."

That only history itself will answer, but I strongly suspect the latter.
 
2017-09-13 03:13:12 PM  
Oh I dunno. I was born 22 years after Pearl Harbor and seeing as my Dad was a WWII vet (as were a number of my friends' parents) so there was some significance to us.
 
2017-09-13 03:25:31 PM  
I too believe that Carthage should be destroyed utterly.
 
2017-09-13 03:30:29 PM  
"It's like, wow, this really happened," said Howard Bell, an eighth grader at West End Middle.

I was 21 when it happened and sometimes I still feel that way.  That was some crazy shiat for sure.
 
2017-09-13 03:45:51 PM  
I certainly won't forget but given how loaded every statement of patriotic intent is these days, it makes me wonder what some people really mean when they say "never forget 9/11."  On a very basic level, we can remember the thousands of murder victims and the attending sacrifice of families and rescue workers alike.

But then it gets a little more difficult, because I'm not sure that we, as a nation have come to an informed conclusion as to why the attacks happened, and thus how to prevent people from wanting to do similar things to us.  Certainly when some people say it (usually in meme form) they really mean "never forget [that Muslims are responsible for] 9/11."  Are we allowed to publicly acknowledge that 9/11 drove our decision to invade Iraq, even though Iraq didn't have any role in it?  Should we never forget that it wagged the dog into that war?  We've killed many times the number of 9/11 in terms of civilians there since.

Can we acknowledge that an interventionist foreign policy created the resentment that groups like Al Qaeda exploit and propagandize?  This should  not be confused with me ascribing reasonable nor honorable intentions to AQ's attacks, but their motivation wasn't simply "because they hate our freedoms."

I don't think that we as a nation really accept any of that.
 
2017-09-13 03:51:19 PM  
Romanes eunt domus.
 
2017-09-13 04:29:53 PM  
Like my mom going on and on about Elvis.
 
2017-09-13 04:44:49 PM  
We've been at war longer than those kids have been alive. That should be the history lesson.
 
2017-09-13 04:45:06 PM  
TO HELL WITH SPAIN!!!

YEAH!!!!
 
2017-09-13 04:48:51 PM  

FrancoFile: Romanes eunt domus.


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2017-09-13 04:50:50 PM  
hawks9nkh:

We've been at war longer than those kids most Farkers have been alive. That should be the history lesson.


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/ftfy
 
2017-09-13 04:51:43 PM  
Yeah they are gonna crack jokes cause it isn't to soon for them.  They have as much emotional baggage about that as I do about Vietnam.
 
2017-09-13 04:52:37 PM  
I don't know, subby. Texas holds onto their patriotic slogans pretty hard. It can be done.
 
2017-09-13 04:53:49 PM  
Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris
Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit
litora, multum ille et terris iactatus et alto
vi superum saevae memorem Iunonis ob iram;
multa quoque et bello passus, dum conderet urbem,
inferretque deos Latio, genus unde Latinum,
Albanique patres, atque altae moenia Romae.
 
2017-09-13 04:55:35 PM  
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2017-09-13 04:57:37 PM  
I remember 9-11 like it was yesterday.  Marauding Mormons went on a terror rampage and killed near 140 men, women, and children.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Meadows_massacre
 
2017-09-13 05:01:30 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I too believe that Carthage should be destroyed utterly.


Sperglords Delenda Est
 
2017-09-13 05:03:19 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: I remember it fine, shiatty day.  Can we move the fark on already?    What good does a national case of PTSD do for us?


Nationwide legalization of Marijuana?
/FALSE FLAG!!!
 
2017-09-13 05:06:40 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I too believe that Carthage should be destroyed utterly.


So that one block shall not sit upon another.

/pass the salt
 
2017-09-13 05:07:07 PM  
Considering that we are still living in the fallout from that day, I would say it's pretty important to remember.
"Daddy, why do we have to let people grope us when we get on the plane?"
"Daddy, why do people burn mosques?"
"Daddy, what chain of events could have possibly led to this buffoon becoming President of the United States?"

I'd say 9-11 had a lot to do with the mess we are in today.
 
2017-09-13 05:10:19 PM  
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/never forget
 
2017-09-13 05:11:04 PM  
I remember... the Alamo.

/not obscure
//a few months ago my twelve-year-old cousin taught me a "twin towers" variation of Jenga
///after five tiers or so you stack a single tower supported by the two bases so there's not much of a resemblance
 
2017-09-13 05:13:57 PM  
If someone says he is going to kill you, believe him.


Baltimore's old Memorial Stadium had a facade emblazoned with the slogan....Time Will Not Dim the Glory of Their Deeds.
Now the stadium itself is long gone, and the remaining letters are probably stored in a dusty municipal warehouse.

Ego in Arcadia Est
 
2017-09-13 05:15:26 PM  
The important thing is not letting those little motherf*ckers forget about Dre.
 
2017-09-13 05:15:40 PM  
I was 16 when 9/11 happened, for today's 16 year old kids it's just a footnote in history, that's life I guess.

Vaginosilicosis: I remember it fine, shiatty day.  Can we move the fark on already?    What good does a national case of PTSD do for us?


It's like half-life radiation, you started off thinking about 9/11 live as it happened every single micro-second, then every second, then every minute... by the time the dust had settled it was every hour, then every day for a couple weeks. Then after that it was a few times a week, then down to just once a week. Eventually it turned into once a month in 2002, before transforming into the once a year thing on its anniversary. I honestly remember thinking around 2003 that it was really time to move on, but then we went to war in Iraq and the patriotic fervor and the fact that conflict had no end in sight meant the anniversary thing probably wasn't going to end and I just accepted it. Now it's almost more just tradition.
 
2017-09-13 05:19:19 PM  

MikeyFuccon: The real question is whether "Remember 9/11" really will be another "Remember Pearl Harbor" or another "Remember the Maine."

That only history itself will answer, but I strongly suspect the latter.


We remember the Hindenburg a lot more than we remember the Maine . That's because there's shocking footage. We have a lot of that for 9/11.
 
2017-09-13 05:20:35 PM  
I think the big difference is that for this, there was extensive video and photographic documentation of really every part of it. You can talk about events like pearl harbor, show maps, go into the history and all that. The class will treat it like any other classroom lesson.
But then you play the video. As you watch the first plane slam into the north tower, the room goes quiet. And from then on, it stays with them.
 
2017-09-13 05:21:31 PM  

Fusilier: If someone says he is going to kill you, believe him.


Baltimore's old Memorial Stadium had a facade emblazoned with the slogan....Time Will Not Dim the Glory of Their Deeds.
Now the stadium itself is long gone, and the remaining letters are probably stored in a dusty municipal warehouse.

Ego in Arcadia Est


Remember when the escalator mutilated all those children on "Safety Patrol Day"?
 
2017-09-13 05:22:08 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: MikeyFuccon: The real question is whether "Remember 9/11" really will be another "Remember Pearl Harbor" or another "Remember the Maine."

That only history itself will answer, but I strongly suspect the latter.

We remember the Hindenburg a lot more than we remember the Maine . That's because there's shocking footage. We have a lot of that for 9/11.


Did a Spanish manatee destroy the Maine?
 
2017-09-13 05:23:07 PM  
Hooray forever war!
 
2017-09-13 05:24:52 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: MikeyFuccon: The real question is whether "Remember 9/11" really will be another "Remember Pearl Harbor" or another "Remember the Maine."

That only history itself will answer, but I strongly suspect the latter.

We remember the Hindenburg a lot more than we remember the Maine . That's because there's shocking footage. We have a lot of that for 9/11.

Did a Spanish manatee destroy the Maine?


A spanatee?
 
2017-09-13 05:25:13 PM  

factoryconnection: But then it gets a little more difficult, because I'm not sure that we, as a nation have come to an informed conclusion as to why the attacks happened, and thus how to prevent people from wanting to do similar things to us.


It was an expensive lesson as to why you don't stick your dick into crazy.  Next time one of Saudi Arabia's neighbors want to roll into Riyadh, we sit back and watch from afar.
 
2017-09-13 05:32:49 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I too believe that Carthage should be destroyed utterly.


Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam
 
2017-09-13 05:34:54 PM  
"It's crazy. Why would anyone want to kill other people? They're killing themselves to kill other people," Howard said.

If only we never grew out of childlike innocence and wisdom.
 
2017-09-13 05:37:27 PM  

mcreadyblue: Fusilier: If someone says he is going to kill you, believe him.


Baltimore's old Memorial Stadium had a facade emblazoned with the slogan....Time Will Not Dim the Glory of Their Deeds.
Now the stadium itself is long gone, and the remaining letters are probably stored in a dusty municipal warehouse.

Ego in Arcadia Est

Remember when the escalator mutilated all those children on "Safety Patrol Day"?


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2017-09-13 05:39:11 PM  
TSA and Dept. of Homeland Security are all the histrionic lessons I need for 9/11
 
2017-09-13 05:47:02 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: I remember it fine, shiatty day.  Can we move the fark on already?    What good does a national case of PTSD do for us?


Keeps Northtupp Grumman in business for one.
 
2017-09-13 05:48:49 PM  
more like...

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2017-09-13 06:00:42 PM  
Hmmm
 
2017-09-13 06:02:25 PM  
The important thing is we're in a permanent state of war against the ether of an idea.
 
2017-09-13 06:02:37 PM  

grumpfuff: "It's crazy. Why would anyone want to kill other people? They're killing themselves to kill other people," Howard said.

If only we never grew out of childlike innocence and wisdom.


That pretty insensitive of you to be forgetting all the awesome that was the terrorism of the 80s.
 
2017-09-13 06:04:49 PM  
We had a ceremony in town, I asked some of the scouts what they remembered and one said I was ten days old.

The town facebook page is all fired up. Seems the schools didn't officially observe the day. Some classes and teachers did. It is fun to watch the story grow. One person said what a shame, the next said bet it was politically correct, then they decided the principal didn't want to offend Muslims. Haven't check in a bit but I bet they are sharpening their pitch forks and lighting torches. Oh, my town went for Trump.
 
2017-09-13 06:08:40 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: I remember 9-11 like it was yesterday.  Marauding Mormons went on a terror rampage and killed near 140 men, women, and children.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Meadows_massacre


The moral of the story: never trust anyone who doesn't drink alcohol.

That includes you pregnant women.
 
2017-09-13 06:09:16 PM  

FrancoFile: Romanes eunt domus.


Solitudinem ego condidi appellant.
 
2017-09-13 06:12:52 PM  

Ashelth: backhand.slap.of.reason: I remember 9-11 like it was yesterday.  Marauding Mormons went on a terror rampage and killed near 140 men, women, and children.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Meadows_massacre

The moral of the story: never trust anyone who doesn't drink alcohol.

That includes you pregnant women.


Religion of Peace
 
2017-09-13 06:18:57 PM  
You farkers seems to have forgot August 24, 1814.
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fark you Canada. I will never forgive you.
 
2017-09-13 06:22:03 PM  
No one should ever forget when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
 
2017-09-13 06:24:30 PM  

Diagonal: mcreadyblue: Fusilier: If someone says he is going to kill you, believe him.


Baltimore's old Memorial Stadium had a facade emblazoned with the slogan....Time Will Not Dim the Glory of Their Deeds.
Now the stadium itself is long gone, and the remaining letters are probably stored in a dusty municipal warehouse.


Or not.

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2017-09-13 06:25:24 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: MikeyFuccon: The real question is whether "Remember 9/11" really will be another "Remember Pearl Harbor" or another "Remember the Maine."

That only history itself will answer, but I strongly suspect the latter.

We remember the Hindenburg a lot more than we remember the Maine . That's because there's shocking footage. We have a lot of that for 9/11.

Did a Spanish manatee destroy the Maine?


Worse. Internal combustion.

Pro-tip: don't put your boiler room next to the gunpowder room.

If you do, have a nation in mind to go to war with. Works every time
 
2017-09-13 06:26:25 PM  
I'm guessing that the current badministration will teach all the wrong lessons about remembering 9/11.
 
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