Well we have spent billions of dollars so that we can have a “safe” feeling. Do you feel safe? I will say that I do not feel any safer then I did before 9/11/2001. I think it is because I have come to terms with that we are all going to die. Maybe not today or tomorrow but someday. Everyone wants to live forever though but we can’t. If a chemical or a nuclear weapon was coming and we had like a few minutes of alert. All you can really do is bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.
So I am trying to think of what we have accomplished. We arrested Saddam he was a bit of a lunatic in his country. But we didn’t find any weapons of mass destruction. What a shocker! But I digress the world is messed up mostly because the world is filled with a lot of messed up people.
There is depression and doubt and lack of confidence and people are going around trying to fill up that emptiness with some sort of filler. Some pointless cause to get behind. Which brings me to the topic of the first movie I ever went solo to go see.
So lets bring out my review of World Trade Center. Now I had been wanting to see this movie ever since I was surfing around AintItCool.com and saw that Oliver Stone was making this film. Now a typical Olvier Stone film like JFK is very politcal wanting to make a statement which I was expecting with World Trade Center. But it wasn’t like this at all. This movie was about the human spirit to live on. It’s about some characters that get trapped alive under the towers when they fall and about their families wondering if they are alive. I had been wanting to see this movie since release and the only person I could find to go with decided to move and she is not reachable because of lack of cell phone or e-mail. So I ran a poll of the cell phone book and I recieved responses that it was “To Soon to make this kind of movie” or “I don’t want to be depressed.” I find most of that to be a load of bull shit. When United 93 came out I saw that opening day and it was one of the few movies of my time that have spoken to me. I walked in a complete sense of silence. I went with Teresa, Jason, Lindsay and Chris. I recall walking out of that movie and not knowing what to say. But with World Trade Center I felt good about being a human being. That in tragedy everyone is still willing to get together and help each other out. The world is full of so many strangers and I think that is a big cause of fear in most people.
Think about it some random person says Hello to you on the street. People tend to think What the hell? Or Was that guy just hitting on me? It’s like I am afraid to be friendly to strangers anymore because you are never sure how a Hello will be taken. I walk to work every morning and I see a lot of the same people everyday and the few people that I see everyday and say Hello to always makes the day a little better. But when I say Hello to a stranger and get nothing I think that guy was a jerk off and he probably thinks the same of myself. That isn’t something that should happen. But anyways World Trade Center it’s not a depressing film it’s a great film I give it a 9 out of 10 stars.
But when I think of September 11th 2001 I recall that I was sitting in my girlfriends living room on the couch with her dad watching some old home movies when the phone rang with her Mom screaming “We are Under Attack!” I flip over to CNN and see the second building get hit. Now recall at this time I was in Kokomo, IN which is pretty much a scab on the face of the midwest flyover states. Or we can call it Cow-Fuck-Town, Indiana where there are more strip clubs and churches then Starbucks. They built one starbucks the entire time I was in that town. I remember going in to order and was like yes Vente Chai Tea with NonFat Milk and a dash of Cinnamon. Mr Cash Register Operator tought I wanted Tea and my impression of Starbucks in the midwest was doomed. My girlfriend at the time ordered a Vente Brownie Mocha with Extra Choclate and Brownies on Ice. A typical girl drink. It’s like when I see a girl drink Bud Light. Might as well drink water in my book. If I see a girl order a dark beer I am like now there is a woman who knows her beer and she is hot in my book. But I digress Location of myself on 9/11.
So that day I had to go to school. If I recall it was a Tuesday. I had my “Introduction to Computers Class” they had CNN on the TV and someone made the comment. “Man I am sure we are the next target we have the Chrysler Transmission Plan, Delphi and a Wal-Mart” HOLY SHIT A WAL-MART! HOLY FUCK WE ARE FOR SURE GOING TO DIE! SAVE US NOW! you stupid Redneck Midwest Fuck-a-long. I hate Wal-Mart and all but give me a fucking break. I really doubt Ishad in Cockistan really gives a shit about the midwest. Though I could see him wanting to wipe out all the religous nut bags who like to fuck their cousins while eating their cereal in the trailer while nevermind not worth finishing that sentence.
But at that moment I knew this country was going to get behind the ball bag of the bush we have in office. Because well people that are empty of mind need whatever filler they can. They tend to be afraid to formulate their own thought and just believe whatever they are told. I love a good healthy debate.
But I digress it’s 5 years later. World has changed. We have no real resolution to anything and people are living in an odd fear. The morons of america voted for Bush again. I do wonder what new low grade moron we will vote in next. I would vote for Christopher Walken just for the sure humor involved. I wish Jon Stewart would run that would be awesome. Have Stephen Colbert for Vice President. One can dream.
My thoughts are with the people that passed on that day 5 years ago.
Hope Everyone had a great weekend.