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Saturday, June 11, 2005

9/11 Deserves Better

While everybody has been focused on the War on Terror and other issues of the day, radical leftists have quietly crept in and seized control of the memorial which will stand as a tribute to 9/11. Only now it's going to be perverted into another "Hate America" montage which does more to congratulate the terrorists which originally fell the buildings than honor the heroes who helped lessen the disaster on that dark day.

From the Wall Street Journal: The Great Ground Zero Heist; Will the 9/11 "memorial" have more about Abu Ghraib than New York's heroic firemen?
The World Trade Center Memorial Cultural Complex will be an imposing edifice wedged in the place where the Twin Towers once stood. It will serve as the primary "gateway" to the underground area where the names of the lost are chiseled into concrete. The organizers of its principal tenant, the International Freedom Center (IFC), have stated that they intend to take us on "a journey through the history of freedom" -- but do not be fooled into thinking that their idea of freedom is the same as that of those Marines [mentioned earlier in the editorial]. To the IFC's organizers, it is not only history's triumphs that illuminate, but also its failures. The public will have come to see 9/11 but will be given a high-tech, multimedia tutorial about man's inhumanity to man, from Native American genocide to the lynchings and cross-burnings of the Jim Crow South, from the Third Reich's Final Solution to the Soviet gulags and beyond. This is a history all should know and learn, but dispensing it over the ashes of Ground Zero is like creating a Museum of Tolerance over the sunken graves of the USS Arizona.

The public will be confused at first, and then feel hoodwinked and betrayed. Where, they will ask, do we go to see the September 11 Memorial? The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation will have erected a building whose only connection to September 11 is a strained, intellectual one.
Keep in mind that this effort involves the "Guantanamo = Gulag" ACLU and other leftist types.
... the IFC's list of those who are shaping or influencing the content and programming for their Ground Zero exhibit includes a Who's Who of the human rights, Guantanamo-obsessed world

... these activists and academics are salivating at the prospect of holding forth on the "perfect platform" where the domestic and foreign policy they despise was born.

The so-called lessons of September 11 should not be force-fed by ideologues hoping to use the memorial site as nothing more than a powerful visual aid to promote their agenda. Instead of exhibits and symposiums about Internationalism and Global Policy we should hear the story of the courageous young firefighter whose body, cut in half, was found with his legs entwined around the body of a woman. Recovery personnel concluded that because of their positions, the young firefighter was carrying her.
On this, Cox & Forkum gets it exactly right:
If one iota of appeasing, multicultural, moral-equivalence, anti-freedom ideology is allowed to desecrate the 9/11 memorial, it will be a victory for the very monsters who brought down the towers. Ask yourself: would it prove our "self-confidence and humanity" if we rose "above the politics of the moment" and allowed Nazi-sympathizers to express "freedom as they see it" at Auschwitz, or even the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum? No, it would not. It would be an insult to the victims. And likewise we must not allow terrorist-sympathizers and apologists any platform at the WTC memorial.
That the 9/11 memorial be allowed to become an insult and a joke cannot be allowed. This needs to become a very big issue.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting yet in no way suprising. Every social ceremony and event conducted by liberals will include a subtle expression of blaming America for preserving or provoking violence and hate.
Challenging terrorists or any enemy will escallate hostility. That is the nature of fighting and why only men with a sense of duty to protect do it. Anyone with the balls to be an enemy to us will not be intimidated into going away. He must be fought and he will fight back bravely to survive and if he is not defeated he will simply hide and recouperarte and be a perpetul threat to our flanks. He will seek allies and gain prestiege for having challenged the giant and survived. He will accept our bribes and gifts and still hate.

These liberals are literally insane but they know how to make bucks and put on a good show.

Sun Jun 12, 01:03:00 AM EDT  

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