Posted by keithosaunders on September 12, 2016
The most depressing two words in the English language are never forget. It’s like a mantra used by small-minded people who thirst for revenge.
Yes, September 11th, 2001 was the worst day in the history of the United States. What was worse than the attacks, however, was our response to them. We had the world’s sympathy and support and we chose to respond like animals, waging war and murdering hundreds of thousands of people. That’s what I’ll never forget.
What does never forget imply? What, ostensibly, are we not forgetting? That people from the Middle-East planned and executed the attacks. In other words, never forget is a catch phrase enabling xenophobia and racism. The end result: The cesspool that is the Trump campaign.
So I’m not forgetting. I’m not forgetting that we live in a racist country filled with bible-toting freaks who, unlike Jesus, are anything but forgiving.