After (((9-11))) everything changed

This is not a a ode to how terrible and bad and those evil terrorists that attacked innocent USA on 9-11, rather it is a discussion about how much better life was in the 90s.

This pic captures the general feel in some ways of the culture.

Only those 30 or older would really understand, and for those that are, it is night and day.  For younger readers let me paint a quick sketch.

The 80s were wild and high energy, a kind of anything goes (but not in the degenerate way we see today) the action movies were manly, the music was real and no electronics to distract from real life.

Enter the 90s, they were mostly legit.  This is a perfect 90s song that capture the feel and energy of the period:

They were riding off the energy of the 80s, with a new optimism that we were going SOMEWHERE.  There was a hopefulness that is utterly, UTTERLY gone from modern eras.  People were still high trust (kids could run around outside, and by the way actually still played outside) all the bullshit about SJW, gays, minorities etc was not in full swing.

Cell phones and video games and the internet barely existed in the modern capacity.  I consider myself a gamer growing up, but its nothing like kids these days.  We could have a game party once a month where’d we would play a few hours then GO OUTSIDE and do something else.  None of the grind 8+hrs a day every day we see today.  At airports you could walk all the way to the final lobby and watch the plane fly away with your family.

Then 9-11 happened, which by the way I am nearly convinced it was either an outright inside job, maybe mossad or something, but at the very least knew what was going to happen and let it happen.

I was in my late teens, I remember watching it all go down on tv while in gym class at high school. Life changed forever then (and not just 9-11 but this was huge).  Trust evaporated, no one really was open any more and it became this weird secret thing towards other people.

Around now also the internet was becoming more popular (AIM, myspace etc) and more and more interaction was now ‘online’ but compared to today it was nowhere close, you still mostly hung out in real life.

Around 2006-2010 is when first smart phones started appearing along with facebook and this is where things really finally started dying.  More and more interaction was virtual, and the addiction wasnt where it was today, but facebook was widely popular and I remember being one of two people in college I knew who didn’t have it.

Fast forward and we have today, where I worked at a high school recently for a while and literally every kid is addicted to their smart phone, head stooped over while they tap away for their dopamine hit.

I feel bad for them, they have no role model and all they knew is the pseudo reality.  The future doesnt look good, and they will never know how fun the 90s were, back when things were ‘still good’.



10 thoughts on “After (((9-11))) everything changed

  1. The 1990’s was more a transitional period than you think. Songs like Pearl Jam’s Jeremy and Soundgarden’s Blow Up The Outside world was kind of an eerie foreshadowing of things to come. Before Sept 11, 2001, there was the Branch Davidian standoff at Waco, TX and later the OKC bombing, and the Weaver family standoff in Ruby Ridge, Utah. All in the 1990’s. But yeah, most people were blissfully unaware of all the shit going down.

  2. Damn I am glad I didn’t sign up after 9-11. I was close to doing it.

    When I think of the 90s, it feels more like this. The feeling just can’t be recreated today. Funny how human quality fell so far. I could give up every bit of “progress” that has occurred to go back.

    I try to spend “as much time as possible” back then, mentally. Keeps me white, and also young.

  3. Not all have lost the spirit, and many never will. It seems that way because the government which people had once learned to depend upon is now a part of their everyday problem. Too many have still not learned who it is who is (((behind))) the governmental traitors who cause the problems for our people. It takes a while for some to be able to get it.

    On a lighter note:

    “Don’t Make the White Girls Angry”

  4. There is one thing which has never changed, either before or after 911.

    We Americans are filthy rich! Just as we were before 911.

    “A federal program created by Barry Obama’s administration has spent 90 million bucks (taxpayers dollars that is) over three years on an awesome project: to find work for Afghani women in their own country….55 Afghani women were employed [over 3 years]….it’s about promoting gender equality in the Middle East (in an autocratic Islamic country of all places), on US taxpayers dime.”
    “One Billion Dollars [A Visual]

    $1,000,000,000 – You will need some help when robbing the bank. [They have that.]
    Interesting fact: $1 million dollars weighs 10kg exactly.
    You are looking at 10 tons of money on those pallets.
    You are digging into your own pockets to give Israel at least:

    380 Tons of your money over 10 years. [Don’t you feel so much lighter?]
    “Ohio billboard tells Americans about aid to Israel”

    “A billboard has just gone up in Ohio that says: “$10 million a day to Israel? We need that money in America. [Paid for by].”

    If Americans Knew erects billboards around the United States to tell Americans how much money goes to Israel, since U.S. media rarely report this.

    For example, legislation before Congress today will give Israel $38 billion over the next 10 years – the largest military aid package in U.S. history – yet no U.S. mainstream media have told Americans that this bill even exists.
    “Congress today sneaking through $38 billion to Israel – Call now!”
    [A related, but separate article]:

    “Israel partisans are sneaking through 2 Congressional bills today! Voters need to phone Congress about them now!
    •The largest aid package in U.S. history.
    •A bill for a special envoy who will monitor criticism of Israel world wide.

    Phone the Congressional switchboard at 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 and ask for your Congressional rep. (If you don’t know who that is, put your zip code in here.)

    By the way, U.S. media have not informed American citizens about these current bills – while groups like AIPAC have told their members to pressure Congress for them.”

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