I hope this post won't be as controversial as the topic seems to be on Facebook so let's see what happens.
Today is the 14th anniversary of 9/11, in which America was attacked and thousands of people were killed. It's known as one of the biggest, if not the biggest, national tragedies this country has ever suffered.
Today is the day when we all think back about where we were when we heard that we were under attack. I was in school, near one of the biggest army bases in the southern states. My entire class was in a panic throughout the next few weeks, all wondering if we were going to have a plane crash through the roof of our elementary school and kill us all.
Today, I found this on Facebook. (Credits not linked but if you find the original poster, please let me know so I can update this.)
That is complete and utter bullshit.
I'm not saying you have to mourn for the terrorists or the murderers. You don't have to mourn for the rapists, the kidnappers, or the otherwise evil people that literally every country in this world has. You don't have to mourn for them.
But are you really going to sit there and tell me that civilians are evil just because of the country they were born in, literally having no choice in the matter? Is your argument literally that the newborn baby who is two days old must be the spawn of Satan because he's not a white American? Are you really telling me that an entire country is full of evil people who would like to kill you, your family, your friends, and your pets?
Are you really that racist?
You don't have to mourn for those who hurt us. I don't think any of you would mourn for Charles Manson or Ted Bundy or that guy who shot up the movie theater a few years ago. I know I certainly wouldn't miss them if they died and I probably wouldn't feel any sympathy if they were killed. (That is not me saying I want them to be killed either though. Don't put words in my mouth.)
But how can anyone think "Only America suffered on 9/11"? Because of this day in history, our countries went to war. Because of that war, countless people suffered. On both sides, thousands of people have had to be buried by loved ones. On both sides, there has been comprehensible suffering.
Mothers are burying children. Wives are burying husbands. Children are burying parents. Brothers are burying each other. Little girls and boys are left all alone with literally nobody else in the world to raise them. Young parents are suddenly all alone with three kids and being unable to take care of them without help, because they are too broken now.
How dare you say that those people aren't victims.
How dare you say that an innocent life being taken isn't a crime.
How dare you be racist.
Remember the lives our country lost, but you best remember the innocent lives that were lost around the world because of the exact same attack that hurt us. All lives matter.