Why are we not supposed to forget 9/11? Is it so that the victims will never be forgotten? And maybe a few heroes as well? A DJ on the radio today said, "It's been five years since nine eleven, but we're still proud to be Americans."
What the heck does that mean? Ya know, I was proud to be an American before it was the "in" thing, before we could classify ourselves as a victim group. But we're STILL proud. Was that pride supposed to go away? Oh, but we're still hanging on, stretching this out as lo-o-o-ng as we can! Is that the sentiment?
I got into a brief argument with a friend over seeing United 93. He refused to see it.
"Yeah, it's all about 'oh, we can't ever forget the poor victims, waaaa waaaa waaaa.' The crybabies," was his basic argument.
"No," I replied, "It's not that at all. It's 'Remember Pearl Harbor!'"
We restated our positions a few times, glared at each other, dropped it, and carried on with a pleasant evening.
So which is it? Never forget, waaa waaa waaa? Or Remember!