On never forgetting

Heeey, happy Affirm Your Patriotism or Be Called a Terrorist Day! Seventeen years since we collectively agreed that any privacy means The Terrorists Win. Sure, the roots go down further, but what a relief we can now call anyone with a skin tone that doesn’t complement our prejudices a threat to national security, rather than the olden days when they had to form unions and political parties first. We’ve come so far; who would’ve thought back in Jr. Bushwacker’s early days we’d be staring down the barrel of fascism? There’s a glittery all-caps NEVER FORGET on every T-shirt and bumper sticker I see, but I can’t find anyone who remembers in the first place.



I canโ€™t wait until November 8th.

I canโ€™t wait for 2020.

I canโ€™t wait for all these old white men to die.

Fuck the police.


14 thoughts on “On never forgetting

  1. Shiny says:

    God, I agree so hard. I work right by the WTC and I hate having to swallow these feelings every year. Funny that many of the same people bitching about “PC culture” would absolutely lose their minds if more people expressed this sentiment.

    • Sel says:

      My whole family lives in NYC and it pisses me off to no end that the type of people who clutch at 9/11 like a theater bouquet are also the type of people who would be horrified at the idea of actually living in New York and can’t stand the place.

    • M.P. says:


  2. Le897 says:

    What about 10/3 when Americans bombed a clearly identified Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan. Many of the murdered patients were burned alive like the WTC workers. Why no moment of silence, or even a mention of them on the anniversary?

    • Gaybeard says:

      I mean, because no country on the planet commenorates the genocide theyโ€™ve committed. Canada doesnโ€™t celebrate Remembrance day with a parenthetical aside on selling arms to Saudi Arabia or sending expeditionary forces to Russia during the Civil War. Thereโ€™s a line between being critical of your country and abject self-flagellation.

      I share your sentiments but thereโ€™s no utility in denigrating a commemoration with reference to war crimes committed by the US. Itโ€™s worth talking about but itโ€™s irrelevant to 9/11 and doesnโ€™t cancel out the people who died. The people who have appropriated the suffering of others in service to their virtue signalling, teary eyed pseudo patriotism are the real parasites, not the people who died. That reality gets lost in your comment.

      • Le897 says:

        Sorry I just saw your comment. The point I was trying to make is that 9/11 is not a big deal, and the 9/11 body count is nothing compared to all the people killed because of American imperialism and love of war. It’s nothing when compared to American gun violence. Thousands of dead Americans means literally nothing. As for the airstrike on the hospital, there’s never been a moment of silence, or even much of an apology for any time of accountability or punishment for it. It was like their murders don’t matter as much as some office workers. But I get your point about the faux patriots. It seems like that is sweeping the land lately, which is weird since being American is nothing something to be proud of, especially not in the last 20 years.

  3. 2020 says:

    Hey, it’s 2020. Sorry that I took so long to get back to you… I haven’t been in a good place lately. You deserve better.

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