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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Oh fer cryin' out loud: Another in a series
Posted by Jill | 5:10 AM
When will the media stop taking the lunacy of the right seriously?

Matthew Vadum at American Spectator:
The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.

This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it's not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing.

OMG!! Grab the duct tape and sheeting! COMMUNITY ORGANIZING!!!! AAAAUUUUGGGGHHH!!!!

I wonder what Mr. Vadum (and wouldn't I love to know what HIS daddy issues are) thinks SHOULD be the meaning of the 9/11 attacks? Perhaps he thinks it should be "beat up a Muslim" day. Or maybe "Kill a liberal" day. Or maybe "Bomb a Federal building in Oklahoma" day. Something good and violent to keep our hate on.

Perhaps Mr. Vadum doesn't remember how people came together in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks to work at the rubble site, or provide bottled water and food to those working there. There were so many people -- an impromptu COMMUNITY which ORGANIZED itself to help out at a time of need.

What a horrible way to remember that day -- to revive the spirit of "We are all together" that for a few brief days before George Bush discovered the power to be had by advocating endless war and constant fear -- existed in New York City.


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Blogger Steve said...
Next he'll be wanting us to eat sushi on Pearl Harbor Day.

Anonymous StringonaStick said...
I wonder why Vadem is hatin' on Crazy Glenn Beck's 9-12 project, considering how they are occupying the same piss-in-pants fear territory.

Blogger jurassicpork said...
How about Bush reshaping the American psyche into a quivering, sweating, terrified lump and tearful with gratitude that he was our President after 9/11?

Anyone? Bueller?

Blogger Bob said...
I think 9/11 is evolving into a minor national observance & a significant New York City observance. Most of America was not directly & personally affected by the events of 9/11, horrifying as the images were. Rather, 9/11 for America was the beginning of a series of tragic decisions, & so has taken on a broader politicized meaning. But in New York City & its suburbs, 9/11 is a singular event with few nationalistic associations, memorialized by survivors & eyewitnesses mainly for the purpose of remembering the victims, not the perpetrators.

Blogger Jill said...
And yet it's the people living in areas that are not terrorist targets who are still keeping their fear nice and alive and pulsating. It must feel good to them. How else to explain it? Unless it's just that in New York, people who have to go into skyscrapers every day to earn a living don't have the luxury of fear.