the thing i think people want to forget is that some issues aren’t separated by gender and sexuality. it shouldn’t be “wow i hate the way straight white males talk to women” it should be “wow, as a society we really don’t have enough respect for the humanity of everyone else and i think that needs to be addressed”.
Almost a decade and a half has passed since both one of the greatest security breaches, and one of the greatest tragedies our nation has ever faced occurred.
On that day, we stood in shock, horror, and unified grief as we felt for, and wept with our fellow citizens. On that day we saw acts of bravery, and self-sacrifice the like of which history will be hard-pressed to contend with. Greater than all was our sense of true, unfettered loss, and vulnerability.
In the hours that followed these events, we stood, united. One Nation, one people, one purpose; we strove like we hadn’t in an age.
On this day we remember what it means to be citizens of The United States of America, and we remember those who have died, suffered, lost, and struggled, that we might bear the fruits of their sacrifice. On this day we owe them, as we have owed them, and continue to owe them to be better. To love harder. To strive for greater… That we might never be so separated as a people that something like this could ever happen again.
Today is September 11th, 2014. Today I have not forgotten. Today I still believe. Today I still weep.
i can’t hang out tomorrow i’m too busy doing nothing alone sorry
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