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Fellow Time Traveler 09/13/2022 (Tue) 17:40:19 No.2564
Has any of you, Zoomers born in 1997, seen twin towers or witnessed 9/11, even if you were 3 or 4 back then?
Born in [end of the 80's], somewhere in Europe. Just came back from school, turning on the TV to watch cartoons. >looped images of plane hitting WTC with >a second plane appears. >witnessed this live. >no cartoons for you kid. Not today. I was a kid but I knew shits will be fucked up a little bit more at this moment.
>>2567 I'm also from Europe but born in [beginning of the 90s], and that was pretty much my experience too. Goddamn planes ruining my after school TV.
>>2567 >>2568 I'm a Clapistani born in the early '90s, and I remember hearing about the attacks when I got to school in the morning and not realizing how big of a deal it actually was. I thought terrorist attacks were a fairly regular thing due to a certain computer game I played. It sounds harsh, but with all due respect to the people who died I didn't care then and don't care now.
I don't think it was even until I was 10 that I even knew what 9/11 was or what the twin towers were. I had heard it mentioned but for some reason when I heard "twin towers" for some reason i thought it was just a couple of stone pillars out in the desert for no reason so i didn't get why it was so big. then i saw a documentary on it on nickelodeon of all places for the first time, so that was the first time i really understood what happened.
I was about 10 when it happened. I remember my parents showing me stuff about it and we talked about it in school. I remember being sad but not fully realizing what happened. Years later I'd stop caring and just laugh at 9/11 memes. If anything, it's amazing in hindsight that in 2002/2003 we glorified going to war with Iraq and the other rushed responses to it. (ie the Patriot Act) My little brother was 8 when we declared war and he brought home some Scholastic news magazine that usually had educational stuff glorifying the patriots going to defend our freedom in Iraq. Wish we kept that just to show how poorly it aged. I hate the fixation on 9/11 and "Never Forget". Yeah, it sucks people died, but you can't spend 20+ years grieving and letting politicians pass shitty laws to take advantage of the fear. I'm more curious if the older generations spent this much time grieving over Pearl Harbor. 9/11 needs to be treated the same at this point. Both were a depressing moments in history, but like Pearl Harbor in the present, 9/11 needs to be accepted that it happened without bogging down our daily lives in remembrance. As far as Zoomers, none of the older ones I've talked to remember anything pre-9/11. At best their first memories were right around when it happened or of their griefance/confusion. Unfortunately it defined the later half of my childhood, but I still remember everything just being "normal" or less afraid before then. I even remember picking up family from the airport right outside their terminal before security revamped and only let passengers past security with minimal exemptions. (escorting the disabled, children flying alone, etc) I've even been in the cockpit of the plane and talked to pilots a few times. (I forget if the plane was flying or landed, but regardless good luck doing that now.) I don't know if Zoomers can even comprehend doing anything like that anymore due to the increase of security and surveillance that they grew up under.
I was pulled out of kindergarten because of 9/11. I saw the headline on the newspaper, and my dad said it was an inside job.
A learning support teacher told me about it when it was mentioned in a book I was reading. Might have been an Alex Rider book. Looked it up and found one of those retarded "no planes" videos on google video
>>2641 >Alex Rider I remember those from elementary school. I think I ended up reading the first three. >Looked it up and found one of those retarded "no planes" videos on google video As dumb as most of it was, I miss the days when you could find all kinds of weird stuff like that so easily on the Internet. I remember coming across Steve Quayle's "research" on giants, Young Earth Creationist sites pushing sketchy OOPart stories about things like the Ica stones and Acambaro figures as evidence for the literal truth of the Genesis creation narratives. Of course, they also mixed in accounts of cryptid sightings they thought strengthened their case too. They were frequently pretty spurious, like an account of a sauropod dinosaur seen in Mexico with a photograph included that looked suspiciously like a swimming elephant. There was also a tale of a lake monster that was supposed to be like 200 feet long that was said to have been seen by a bus full of people in South America. Another one was a page that was claiming that UFO sightings and alien encounters were related to all that stuff about the Nephilim and the watchers from 1 Enoch. There was also some site that I think was affiliated with The Family cult that I remember finding interesting due to the strong sexual emphasis the content had, which was unusual for a Christian site to say the least. What spurred me on to writing all this was your post jogging my memory of coming across The Mysterious Origins of Man on Google Video, which was a TV special narrated by Charlton Heston in line with some of the things I mentioned. All the wackiness you'd find back then really got my imagination going. Nowadays we can't have that because the people presiding over today's sanitized corporate Internet thinks that people are so retarded that they need pedantic "fact checking" about how there actually were planes that hit the Twin Towers, the earth is round, and Ron Paul not being a reptilian shapeshifter.
>>2643 Of course I miss that. Corporate controlled monopoly internet where all corps use unprecedented tech to pick what you see and all act as one is fucking sickening. It's evil. Which is funny anyway because you know shit like no planes gets pushed by intelligence agencies and that. Fix the problem the
i was about 6 when the planes hit the towers the only reason i still rememberd it is because mom pulled my ass into church the following day with one of the biggest masses ive ever seen
I only remember an episode of spongebob being different from how I remember seeing it. (This was that one ep where Squidward gets the gasoline bucket poured everywhere). Other than that I didnt even know what 9/11 was until I looked it up on Youtube when I was 10 and went down a rabbit hole
>>2564 I was in the plane
>>3288 Did you do a cool parachute jump or are you a ghost?
>Zoomers born in 1997 I prefer the term "Zillennial" as opposed to "Zoomer" to refer to micro-generation born roughly between the years 1996 and 2001, so as to separate the core of Gen Z born generally post-2002. The childhoods and experiences of a Zillennial, which would be a large chunk of those who have 2000s nostalgia, are vastly different from the childhoods and experiences of what I would consider a "Zoomer", whose childhood might include such things as Minecraft and Five Nights at Freddy's or whatever.
>>3302 >Zillennial congratulations you have managed to come up with an even worse word than zoomer

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