first published on May 23, 2016 by Funker
This video contains the sound of protected college students having their safe space destroyed. No one was safe from this reality.
On September 11, 2001, our country was attacked. In the following months, the entire nation came together with one common cause, and that cause was the defense of our nation. As the years continued to pass us by, we committed a great atrocity against ourselves. We allowed future generations to forget the injustices inflicted upon our people.
When we said that “We will never forget,” we should have meant it. It should have meant that not only were we never going to forget, but we were also not going to let our children forget. We messed that part up, and now instead of having children who know what reality looks like, we protected them and put them into safe spaces locked away from the horrors of reality.
Today we have an entire generation of young adults who think like children. They believe that things like what bathroom an individual should use, and who posted what offensive words to Tumblr are the real issues of their generation. Meanwhile they ignore the atrocities happening around the world, simply because they have never personally been touched by the realities of death and destruction.
Today is May 23, 2016. There is nothing special about today. There is no real reason to look back and mourn, or remember the loss of September 11, 2001, but we’re going to do it anyways. When we said that we’ll never forget, let’s actually mean it.
This video contains the sound of a safe space bursting into flames directly in front of the protected individuals. Reality can be painful to watch, but when it slaps you in the face, I can guarantee you won’t be worrying about social justice anymore. Only then will you realize that we are one nation of people and that’s all that really matters.
Never forget the lives lost September 11, 2001.