Happy 9/11? What the actual @#%$? #September11 #NeverForget

What the actual @#%$? People on facebook are saying, “Happy 9/11” as if it’s something to celebrate. Happy? How can people even formulate these thoughts and utter those words in relation to this anniversary? What happened on that day was a tragedy of immense proportions and today is a sad day for all who suffered directly and indirectly. The legacy of this day is a dark one and, without getting into great political debate, one which sparked a war on terror which has resulted in a more fearful and divided world. 

Shame on anyone who uses the word happy in relation to such a dark day in our history. Respect those who died, those they left behind and those who struggle to make sense of it all. 

Fear became man’s best friend that day and we have lived in the shadow of fear and division ever since. 


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David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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