do you really think its okay for foriegners to be insensitive about 9/11?

United States
December 9, 2009 2:07am CST
I post this because another really great discussion, the OP had the best of intentions and they were so sincere, and really was so sensitive and so saddened by 9/11, the OP was great....but there were a couple of other responses that said that their friend was drunk when they told them, and then they found out the truth, then they included a couple of symbols at the end, like it was all so funny....and another was just sad she didn't get that day off of school......I found it all just so offensive and sad, when I hear about horrible things happening in their countries, I feel so sad and depressed, what is wrong with them that they don't have so much concern over thousands of our innocent people dyin on 9/11? what do you think of people that do not care, or make light of, the 9/11 tragedy?
6 responses
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
before you react and go on telling people of what you felt.. maybe you should have asked those persons first whether they just responded to a topic or just insulted your country.. im sorry to have offended you but then you've gone too far.. this is not right and you know it.. this is not a big deal.. YOU JUST MADE A BIG DEAL OUT OF IT.. you could have asked first before you go all ballistic on those people... am i right?? being so JUDGMENTAL wont help you out.. try to get the sides of those people.. maybe they werent really trying to offend you.. dont just JUMP INTO CONCLUSIONS RIGHT AWAY.. and if you use your head, then i think you would have done that.. but then you just use your mouth all the time am i right?? so yeah.. you just go on blabbing about it and then dont give a sh*t to those people that you tend to insult.. and in the first place maybe those people NEVER INTENDED TO HURT NOR OFFEND YOU AND YOUR COUNTRY for that matter.. you just need to be open minded.. you only want to see things your way so i guess you thought you were insulted.. well hey i have news for you ,you were never insulted.. have a great day.. i hope your happy that you too are insulting other people..
• United States
9 Dec 09
Ummm yeah you don't know me at all and you obviously did not at all read your own statements, and maybe you should have thought before you said them, i have been out having fun when I have heard of other countries tragedies, but i would never be so blatantly immature and disrespectful to put laughing symbols about that day for me....keep being immature, and not realizing anything.
@nikky28 (1578)
• India
9 Dec 09
@theonehush. wow, I don't think you have to go all ballistic and jump to conclusions about this issue yourself. I think the people who made fun of things in the first place should also be prepared to get responded to in a stern way. There are some people who deliberately do things to offend others or countries, it's hard to say. There is a thin line that you walk on when it comes to sensitive issues such as these.
@linda1959 (110)
• United States
9 Dec 09
spicysweetie21 , I fell that no matter what color or country you are from , thousands of people was hurt in the 9/11 bombing, I didn't have no one there , but it was sad to see it. there are horrible things going on all the time all over the world. we are all God children. not just 1 country.
• United States
9 Dec 09
Thank you for your response, and I think you see where I am coming from, I feel horrible when anything happens to other countries, so I do find it mean when someone else can't show me the same respect to my country.
@I_LUV_U (2503)
• India
10 Dec 09
There are people that care, and there are others that do not. But transcendence is not to be mistaken with callosity. We have had 26/11 terrorist bombing incident in India fresh from last year celebrate its anniversary recently, so the relatively old 9/11 impact may not seem to be as intensive or infuriating to us at this juncture. But that's how life is, isn't it? What's more People hardly recollect the age old Jalianwalabagh bloodshed or the Hiroshima-Nagasaki obliteration today, nor do many know of it. But does it mean we are all insensitive to it, I don't think so. It only speaks of the self-realization that there is a brimming future ahead that deserves not be killed with the contemplation of the past using the time and space present. The enormity and graveness of 9/11 will always linger in a corner of our hearts although may not in our minds.
@cupkitties (6690)
• United States
9 Dec 09
No I don't. I mean I can understand them not feeling as bad because its not their country or maybe things like that happen where they live all the time so that stuff doesnt phase them. The reason it effected us in America so much is not only that we lost loved ones but we also discovered we are not as safe and invincible as we once believed and thats a very scary realization to face.
@mzz663 (2776)
• United States
9 Dec 09
To some, I guess they are far enough away, it doesn't bother them. They have other tragedies that plague their countries that might have been just as devastating to them and this might seem like a minor problem. Sometimes when someone is far enough away from a problem, they just don't feel anything about it.
@nikky28 (1578)
• India
9 Dec 09
Relatively yes, because it is only natural. You are bound to get more upset if you have lost people that you know or have lived near you. 9/11 is tragic and indeed saddening. And there are a lot of people dying everyday and for wrong reasons as well. I suggest that we should come to terms with it and do whatever we can to prevent it. Getting depressed is not an option. I wouldn't judge people who show that they don't care without knowing them and the reason behind their apathy. Everybody is entitled to have an opinion and have different disposition.