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Too Soon?

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We’ve asked this question at least once or twice, what with two movies about 9/11 at the theater this year, and now an ABC mini-series causing a stir of its own. 

 

Is it too soon?  Read this, and you tell me. 

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Written by taj

September 9, 2006 at 9:31 am

Posted in Questions

4 Responses

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  1. Yes, I think it is too soon. Plus, I believe there is such a thing called overkill. I cannot imagine what this must be like for the families. They have likely just begun to heal and all of it is being brought up again. Let this finally be put to rest.

    Mike

    September 12, 2006 at 10:26 am

  2. You know, this is really something I find myself going back and forth on. I have not seen either “United 93” or “World Trade Center,” so I have no idea how they tell the story, or whether they might hurt or help. And you’re right, the families must be going through unimaginable emotions.

    In the link I provided, we read about someone who has no idea what United 93 is about. No idea. And we’re five years out. I shudder to imagine the state of the world were Pearl Harbor remembered by the people with such ineptitude.

    taj

    September 12, 2006 at 11:06 am

  3. I guess my first thoughts are that it IS too soon. Mourning the loss of a loved one takes years sometimes; these films would likely hinder this process. One the other hand; how could anyone forget this? You must have your head in the sand if you don’t know about this – what an airhead.

    The dilemma – to forget history would be travesty (our future is based on our past); to remember is pain (but there can be healing through pain).

    Ok, I think I’ve decided it’s better to remember.

    pvward

    September 12, 2006 at 11:30 am

  4. Just my opinion….

    But if healing = forgetting, then it’s not healing, it’s denial.

    True healing comes after you accept reality. You move forward from the past, but you don’t seek to deny the past ever occured. If you’re moving forward only because you’ve insulated yourself to the point that the truth itself is harmful to your psyche, then you haven’t healed.

    None of that means I’m arguing families of 9/11 victims should “grow a spine” and watch every TV show about the tragedy and pretend none of it is painful. It has to be painful for the families, and some of these families are most certainly not to the point of healing.

    But just because the truth is painful doesn’t mean we should pretend it never happened. And since most people in our country–especially those who have no connection the actual events!–are currently living in a state of denial over what happened on 9/11, I think it is not only a good thing but a necessary thing that we have shows like this one come out.

    CalvinDude

    September 15, 2006 at 12:50 pm


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