Sunday, September 10, 2006

how tomorrow should be personal

if anyone's looking for me on monday, the fifth anniversary of 9/11, well, i don't know what i'm gonna do, really. i may go to the museum. i may go volunteer somewhere. i may go for a nice long run. i may just take my book and find a warm place to read.

i may just cry in my room.

but i'll tell you this much: i won't be on the internet. i'm not gonna be watching television either. and i'm not gonna read the papers.

if there's one thing i can be sure of, it's that every television channel in american will be milking the anniversary for all its ratings. every channel will be flooded with towers falling. every second filled with memorials and politicking. every moment a chance to open wounds and guilt us into watching for neilsons to be counting.

yes, monday is the fifth anniversary of 9/11. if you need the news to tell you that, then you probably need the television to force you how to feel.

what am i talking about? it's not news anymore; it's exploitation. always has been. always will be.

they can't help themselves, and this goes for the internet too.

their restraint has gone out the window.

my restraint will be of the most paramount.

see you on 9/12.

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