|WHAT THE FUCK??
||[Aug. 31st, 2004|11:11 am]
|[||assigned terror level
Okay. Today has been REALLY shitty so far. I feel like a disgusting scum-bucket because I haven't showered, though I did last night... but still. Why didn't I? I could NOT get my ass up this morning. Sleep had a strong hold on me. Then I was rushing around to get all my shit together, but as I was walking to class I thought of about a million things I forgot. I finally get to the shuttle bus stop (which I take because my first class is in the fucking boonies), say goodbye to Lisa while feeling guilty for being crappy to her all morning, and sit down to wait. And wait. And wait. About 5 minutes until my class starts it finally arrives. Yeah... definitely late to my class. Normally I'd deal with it, but this class is really important to me. Anyway, I get into class and my professor repeats everything they had been talking about just for me (which was nice but it made me feel like an ass). Then he asks us to get out our novels that we are discussing. I shuffle through my bookbag and find that it is NOT THERE. I remembered all of my goddamn books, even bringing my Spanish workbook 'just in case', but I forgot the only one I really NEEDED today.
EDIT: Oh yeah... and I just remembered that I also forgot to bring my brother's birthday card to mail while I was walking to campus. His birthday was 3 days ago. Yep. Feel like an ass.
But what I REALLY want to talk about was this... someone in my class decided to make a comparison between the Holocaust and 9/11, and then the class started to discuss this topic. HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU COMPARE THE HOLOCAUST AND 9/11????? The two are in no way comparable. I'm not trying to marginalize the pain that 9/11 victims and their families went through, but looking at the big picture... I think that such a comparison rather marginalizes the pain of the Holocaust. 9/11 victims were not starved and beaten in concentration camps for years before actually dying. My family was not scattered throughout the world as a result of 9/11. Someone made the comparison between the pride of the 'Jewish Nation' as the people chosen by God to the pride of Americans... okay, that may be slightly valid if it weren't MASSIVELY OUT OF PROPORTION. Did the 'Jewish Nation' possess and abuse a power like that of the current world's only super-power?? Are Americans having to deal with constant discrimination from terrorist store owners? Are we required to have little American flags sewn onto our clothes so that when we are rounded up by SS terrorists we can easily be separated from the rest? So that when we go into a store we can be turned away because of the little patch on our jacket? Compare: 2 thousand to 4 fucking MILLION.
EDIT: That "4 fucking MILLION" is just the estimated number of people who died in Auschwitz. That does not include all of the OTHER concentration camps, or those who were simply shot in Jewish ghettos, etc. It also does not include those who SURVIVED but still endured so many horrors.
Why do people feel the need to make comparisons like that? Does it make them feel better knowing that they have some kind of pain under their belt? Like they can almost relate to Holocaust survivors? What the fuck?
Seriously though, I guess you could make a few really... really... stretched... comparisons. Like oh... people died. There's a comparison. But the differences totally outweigh the similarities, and comparisons like the one made in class today are just really fucking offensive.