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Whattheywanted by pseudo-manitou Whattheywanted by pseudo-manitou
I can't remember the last time I've seen anyone act so foolish, so ignorantly, so vain, so...CHILDISH! To see it on a national level...

Seems like no one remembers how, after 9/11, we all vowed that we would not allow terrorists to frighten us. We promised we would not allow them to change us, or the way we lived. I remember how so many said they swore to not let terrorists scare us into taking actions we would never want to take otherwise.

...and yet, here we are.
I am so very disappointed in us.

I made this large enough to be reproduced on 11x17 sheets, please print and spread this around if you can/want/will - I think it's time we all learned some humility again.
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Ithlini Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if they where actually terrorists. :|
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Paid mercenaries and/or militants desperate for a paycheck, led by a wealthy man and his ideology, who had no idea what their recruiters had gotten them into ... the people who hijacked those planes and the people manipulating them are certainly part of a terrorist group, but we keep expanding and retracting what is terrorism and what is not -- so, yeah, who can say for sure.
Ithlini Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noone. Historians some day, I guess. :nod:
mauriceizari Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
You said it man.
poshjerkins Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
you are all terribly misinformed of who executed 9-11
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
I've read the theories and found them very 'cherry-picked' and often ignorant of the last four decades of US/international history. The minor amounts of "cover-up" you see are a simple matter of US security officials who screwed up royal trying to cover their careers.
poshjerkins Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Even though we now know, as of 2004 released documents, 40 years after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident that led us into the Vietnam War.. That attack was actually a lie set up by our own government to give them a reason to invade vietnam. So yea your right, there's no way our own government would kill innocent U.S. civilians to give them more power, NO WAY!! IMPOSSIBLE! 0% CHANCE! right?
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Honestly, I'd say the worst case scenario is our government knew an attack was coming but let it happen to politically capitalize on it. But to say the Bush administration was skilled enough to pull off such a massive lie... that's giving them too much credit.

Review the history of the last decade -- this administration presented obvious lies while depending on political extremes to hold them up and keep the legal consequences from coming down. They never actually pulled off a successful cover-up.
poshjerkins Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
I don't think it was the bush administration i beleive personally it was a secret government behind the scenes. osama bin laden didn't even admit to the attacks and said there is a government within our own government..What do u think about WTC7?
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
I think the majority of those who see conspiracy theories are not in full control of the facts. And by that I mean -- the more detailed they reach into the story, the more 'over-their-heads' the facts become. If I were in possession of the full story behind 9/11 -- odds are I wouldn't fully understand the information I had; the same goes for you.

You have to accept that not everything in this world will make sense to you and I -- and that these gaps in understanding are not the spaces on maps were dragons dwell.

Here's what I do know:
gruftipenguin Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
it was the government, no terrorists.
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
The government you speak of was far too incompetent to pull off anything, let alone an attack of this magnitude, and keep it under wraps.

Common sense should be enough to put that conspiracy to rest.
gruftipenguin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
there are too many evidences that the government bombed the towers.
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
No... no evidence, only conspiracy theories that hing on assumptions from people who know nothing. Use more common sense.
gruftipenguin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
sure, evidences.
Rangertamer Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The movie loose change puts it in a nutshell.
floggerSG Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for remembering. Here's my dedication to the day, and iv linked your deviation there.
Kemulin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist
who's know?
mmHg Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
absolutely fantanstic!
true art....the way it should be:
StormyHotWolf88 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Filmographer
-.-* A-fucking-men
Herbgurl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Great piece!!
j0osh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
But I thought giving up your rights was how you stay safe.

The nice, loving police in the black ski masks told me so...
Enchanting-Immortal Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Wow, this is a great peice, and well done. We love the message as well. Good job over all.
darkcloudbabe Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Hey there!! :w00t: you've been featured, go to my page [link] and look at the journal if you want to see it :ahoy:
stilgar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
What I like to know is, then why does common sense make the ones who USED to hold all amendments in high regard STILL clamour for gun control, when every study, even when US Department of justice put out last August that the 2nd Amendment is a PERSONAL right, one that can save your life, is ignored........... Just a thought,
I used to not care about such things, till Micheal Moore caused me to see he was lying about firearms and Bowling, blame him for my tirade....
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
Gun control is not the same as gun oppression. And neither have much to do with this piece.

The problem is fear.

We could be a nation of 'street-smart' people, but instead, we choose to be a nation of people who fear the negative aspect of every stranger we see. It is this fear that leads people to insist on the harshest punishment, oppression, and laws that obstruct basic freedoms (like your second amendment).

I could care less what Micheal Moore says. What he does shouldn't be the basis of your opinion one way or the other.
kittenangel116 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005
I just found out about something really freaky...I recieved it in an forwarding e-mail Please read it all...

"1) New York City has 11 letters

2) Afghanistan has 11 letters.

3) Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist who threatened to destroy the Twin
Towers in 1993) has 11 letters.

4) George W Bush has 11 letters.

This could be a mere coincidence, but this gets more interesting:

1) New York is the 11th state.

2) The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number

3) Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9 + 2 = 11

4) Flight 77 which also hit Twin Towers, was carrying 65 passengers.
6+5 = 11

5) The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known. 9 + 1+ 1 = 11

6) The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number
911. 9 + 1 + 1 = 11.

Sheer coincidence..?! Read on and make up your own mind:

1) The total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes was
254. 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.

2) September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year. Again 2 + 5 + 4
= 11.

3) The Madrid bombing took place on 3/11/2004. 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 11.

4) The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers

Now this is where things get totally eerie:

The most recognised symbol for the US, after the Stars & Stripes, is
the Eagle. The following verse is taken from the Quran, the Islamic
holy book:

"For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle.
The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo,
while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for
the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was

That verse is number 9.11 of the Quran.

Still uncovinced about all of this..?! Try this and see how you feel
afterwards, it made my hair stand on end:

Open Microsoft Word and do the following:

1. Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first
plane to hit one of the Twin Towers.

2. Highlight the Q33 NY.

3. Change the font size to 48.

4. Change the actual font to the WINGDINGS

What do you think now?!!"

I'm scared...If I had found this out yesterday-12/10/2005 I would've been really freaked... (1+2+1(+0)+2(+0+0)+5=11) And almost as bad--today's the 11th....
artemis01nenefan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god-that is so freaking WEIRD!!
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Professional General Artist
If you go looking for answers, you will be able to piece together anything from so much random information - the world is THAT big after all.
kittenangel116 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005
uberslug Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
Good idea!
BlasphemedSoldier Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Can't agree more with your messege. Both way, from the civil point of view and the goverment point of view, it has been like that. We have become nutcase sitting in a corner or being checked thousands times while traveling a mile. Even in my country a bombing took place nationawide and TADA! it beings. It sucks man! It really does.
lime-lips Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005   Digital Artist
wow! that's really powerful. im adding it to my favs
kyoujin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
If I get ahold of a printer, I'll definitely help. Very nice piece. :)
racejasonulose Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003
Yeah, dude, YEAH! You're so on with this one! I wish people weren't such fucking pussies.

One thing is for sure: I'll take on ANYONE with a box cutter.
enn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2003   Photographer

This image is SO powerful...If school wasn't out already, I'd be putting this up on walls there (and probably being suspended for exercising my ammendment rights of free speech and expression).

As another common-tater wrote...I'm starting to really worship your art.

Very, VERY nicely done.
andrea-cross Featured By Owner May 30, 2003
yaaay you know I once herd a little voice that was my government teacher tell me that when things happened to scare americans it was always the minorities rights that went first... being the stupid highschool senior I WAS... I thought she was kidding. after 9-11 I remember the sweetest muslim boy was afraid to come to school because all the rich kids at my school wanted to beat him up. I felt so bad. Now I will forever have this little black ladys voice in my head warning me about minorities rights.

In short I so agree with what your saying in that peice of artwork. I think you should send it to bush and all the airports to tell them just how they are making sure that the terrorists win the war.
atropine Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
the image is bold, simple, and powerful. i love it.
mitya Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am beginning to genuinely worship you.
I couldn't agree more, and I definitely couldn't put it better, at least not so succinctly. The whole post-9-11 situation is sad, equally because of the loss of life and because of the loss of sense. And soon enough, the loss of sense is going to totally block out perception of the human tragedy and September 11th is going to become National Patridiot Day or something equally nauseating.
(This also makes me feel better that I'm still working on September 11th response pieces myself.)
Dang. I wish my printer worked, because I would ABSOLUTELY put copies of this up around campus. The last time I tried to print something, though (which was, coincidentally, a photo of the World Trade Center), it came out pink. Though I suppose that could make some weird reference to rose-tinted glasses?
Akh. I need to go to bed. Listening to Shostakovich at 2 AM and ranting about 9-11 makes my head do weird things. Like make deranged metaphors. I'll shut up now.
tigerfood Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2003   Writer
this is really creative and well done. Clap
RandomReduX Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent message. If I lived in the US, I would spread these around. Alas, I am north of the border, and it just wouldn't have the same effect. :P (Lick) Nonetheless, I hope this is seen by many.
typhonthedark Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2003
It speaks something that most people don't get....You rule!
fervour Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
nice message
gingerale Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2003   Photographer
True that.
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