At first, I decided that I didn’t want to watch any of the programs because I didn’t want to re-live the terrible moments.
My computer home page is Yahoo, and for the last week they have been having 9/11 news stories. I haven’t clicked onto any of them, but not because of not wanting to ‘re-live’ the moments, but because it’s like all these media people are just
1.) Feeding on people’s emotions.
2.) Doing it for the ratings.
At my work, the home office sent an email that suggested everyone wear red, white and blue (jeans) [their wording] on this past Friday. In my office we had 'visitors, so we couldn’t wear jeans on Friday, but in ‘honor’ of the occasion, our office can wear red, white and blue (jeans) on Monday.
I told a co-worker that I had no intentions of wearing the red/white/jeans on Friday or Monday. He jokingly asked me if I was being unpatriotic. I had to put into words my feeling and it hit me on all of this, I have no interest in any of it because…
1.) For my work event, there is no sincerity in any of it. If they cared about honoring what happened, then on Monday at the time that the attacks happened, they would suggested a few moments of quite.
2.) Wearing blue jeans is like saying, well we gotta do something. Oh, yea, wear jeans, that will show our… (?) I don’t what.