I started a new thread because quelyn asked.
The reason why I brought it up in a 9/11 thread?
People were comparing 9/11 to other disasters around the world, saying that no one cared about that. You followin? Anyways, people wrote off those comparisons because they weren't 'terrorism' so therefore cannot be the same.
So don't discount my intersecting the two, with 9/11 and with the past and ongoing genocide of Native Americans.
Things far worse then 9/11 happened to Native Americans. Take the number that died in 9/11 and multiply it by thousands, and you get the point. The problem being is that the terrorists were your own government, at the hands of your own people. I'm not asking you to feel guilty, cause whatever. But at least recognize how the two intersect.
You get so angry that 9/11 didn't really phase me as much, because it happens all over, because I feel the same amount of grief for all disasters. Yet I am not allowed to get angry that not only does general America not care about OUR "9/11" but they CELEBRATE it every year with Thanksgiving and Columbus Day?
No one is trying to dishonor the dead of 9/11, nor make it any less of a tragedy. It's merely pointing out that maybe people should start caring about when it happens to other people too.
It's not an unfair generalization to say that majority America does not care about the genocide of Native americans, considering that majority America celebrates it every year around Turkey while their children run around in headbands with cardboard feathers that they made in school, without ever questioning how fucked up it is. It's not unfair to say most of the people here don't care, because from what I've seen, there's only one or two people on this board that I'd consider allies, let alone anti racist, because there are only one or two of you that I've ever seen do or say anything about it, until time comes up that you're called out and all of a sudden you're a great ally and doing so much, when you've never lifted a finger or spoken out on it. When you still sit around every year after my "Don't celebrate the genocide of my people" thread and say that it's okay for you to celebrate Thanksgiving cause you're different.
What about if I made a day, on 9/11 to celebrate the fact that people died?
I'm called insensitive for the fact that the world didn't stop turning for me even though I still feel badly for what happened and still mourned and properly honored the dead of that day, how much of a ruckus would it cause if I did that? But you guys do it every year.
If you don't see how it intersects, then you're opting to close your eyes to it. If you don't see how it can upset people that they are expected to be outraged and patriotic and have their world revolve around this one incident, when their own experiences and anniversaries with either terrorism or disaster are completely written off, then you're blind.
Be happy that this is the only major experience you've had with it, because many of us have had our families living in fear and destroyed by terrorists on their own land for hundreds of years now.