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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by jive, Sep 11, 2006.
That is nice. And sad.
Really nice. God bless y'all.
here is mine.
landsat2, though not a "representation" per se, did leave a vivid picture of what the event did represent.
While of course a very sad tragedy, that image is a very aesthetically nice piece of work
I agree that it is very nice. But it is a bit off.
meh, I see it as adding to the overall, abstract effect.
Personally, I think that is sick. What kind of thread is this anyway? Who makes a cake to celebrate a disaster? "Happy 9-11" with a burning building cake...that's rediculous.
calm down. its not my cake.
Or maybe it's meant to be poignant? Or a way of coping with something that affected everyone very deeply? Everyone expresses their emotions differently, and 9/11 probably evoked different emotions in different people. Get off your high horse, your moral authority isn't any more credible than anyone else's, neither is your artistic.
You should hope eventually people do view it somewhat satirically, because as long as people hold onto with too much emotion it keeps people from rationally dealing with the backlash; or are you a right-wing neo-con that thinks what we've been doing to the rest of the world is justifiable because of 9/11?
I don't know why but that's the funniest thing I've read all day.
I didn't mean it was yours and I'm sorry for the way I reacted but to me, that isn't even something to be "happy" about.
That's like saying, Let's draw an icing picture on a cake of a car crash that killed your best friend, and put "happy 6/3", and eat it on the anniversary of his death. Cause basically that's what that cake is saying.
I find the cake a bit on the distasteful side.
It's all a matter of perspective. Maybe that's Osama's cakes?
The cake reminded me of "Little Miss Sunshine"...
uhm. cause that makes it better? you posted it.. and without any sort of subtitle. naturally we're going to assume you posted it to be "funny" - which it isn't.
Well the way the media acts on 9-11 anniversaries they pretty much are turning it into a holiday. I mean obviously they make a lot of money off 9-11. Bush uses it after every other word in his speeches, to him it's the basis for his entire foreign policy. There are a lot of opportunists who use 9-11, which is in essence celebrating it. So to me that cake just reminded me of that opportunism: to the media, to the politicians. As a piece of art (if it is?), I don't find it offensive. I find Bush and most media outlets offensive, however.
I was born on 9/11/84....
is anyone else born on 9/11?
Do people treat you differently 'cos of it?
Alot of people apologise to me for it and iam like its not me that it affects. Its strange these people dont go apologising to Americans for it but as i am born on the same date i get treated strangely?
I have even met a few americans who have had bad reactions thinking i was messing with them!
It just so happens that my fiance's father died on 9/11 about 10 or so years ago... and my cat i had for 14 years died on my 18th birthday.
Anyway jst thot i would ask?
That outline image is intriguing; thanks for sharing it. (I noticed the URL on the transparency: wtcoutline.com)
rtharper, since you've set the precedent and pulled someone off their high horse, only to climb on it yourself, I'll give you a tug...
My first thought was that this cake photo was from some British-Muslim extremist celebration of the anniversary. Didn't you feel an initial jab in the gut when you saw this photo?
Yeah, check the news clips from that day. There were plenty of very emotional Muslims... cheering, laughing, and dancing in the streets.
I suspect that posing up there on your high horse may have distorted your perspective. I understand your desire to defend something that may have been taken completely out of context, but this cake, viewed only in the context of the horror of 9/11 and common moral standards, is sick and in poor taste (no pun intended). If there was some additional context that made it more acceptable, it wasn't posted, so we aren't privy to it. Thus I would contend that anyone here (in a Mac forum!) who finds this cake photo offensive is justified.
What "we're doing to the rest of the world" now may have been poorly managed at some points along the way, but the "backlash" is long overdue. In case you didn't realize it, we've been involved in this "war" since the 70's and we've only recently begun to "backlash" in earnest. Seems like we've been rather patient up until 9/11. Of course, the aimless inaction of gonad-less liberals may have passed for patience, but it only helped wedge us into our current situation and delay the inevitable.
Maybe you should look closer in the photo. There is a mini american flag right above the cake.
Go ahead and play the neo-con bigot card though; judging an entire religion based upon the actions of a few.
I hope we stay in iraq and make it the 51st state. And yeah, I was in iraq in 90 for the first war. They hate us, I hate them right back.