Ten Years After
I don’t know what to say about the tenth anniversary of 9/11. So here’s a picture of a contemplative boxer dog:
Despite my unaccustomed lack of a firm opinion on the meaning of this day, thanks to Mr. Mark Steyn of the National Review, I have a pretty good idea of what an inappropriate reaction looks like. In paragraph after paragraph, Steyn waxes contemptuous about any 9/11 observance that includes public service, expresses a desire for peace or acknowledges the existence of non-terrorist Muslims.
After delivering a thorough scolding to limp-wristed, candy-arsed, diversity-worshiping hippies with their dumb peace quilts, world peace-promoting wish trees, inappropriately curvacious memorial designs, etc., Steyn shares his thoughts on why the 9/11 terrorists hated America:
And so we commemorate an act of war as a “tragic event,” and we retreat to equivocation, cultural self-loathing, and utterly fraudulent misrepresentation about the events of the day. In the weeks after 9/11, Americans were enjoined to ask, “Why do they hate us?” A better question is: “Why do they despise us?” And the quickest way to figure out the answer is to visit the Peace Quilt and the Wish Tree, the Crescent of Embrace and the Hole of Bureaucratic Inertia.
That’s as fine an illustration of the global distribution of hate-based politics as you’re likely to encounter. And yet we endure.
Posted by Betty Cracker on 09/11/11 at 06:46 AM • Permalink
I expect extra amounts of shit flinging from the fRightBlogs today because the President in charge when Bin Laden got killed wasn’t the one who strutted around in a flight suit.
Mission Fucking Accomplished, assholes.
and utterly fraudulent misrepresentation about the events of the day
Yes, there is absolutely NO mention of how every single Muslim on the planet secretly wanted to celebrate the attacks by killing a Christian.
Also, why does no one mention Dubya Bush would have flown around the planet backwards until time ran in reverse thereby allowing him to knock the planes out of the sky? So what if he couldn’t find his cape.
And, why does the liberal mainstream media refuse to show pictures of each mangled corpse? Clearly a plot to deprive RealPatriots* of the right to jerk off.
*Even ones who, you know, are aliens who aren’t patriotic enough to become U.S. citizens.
As a Latinist, it pains me to know that ‘vice’, ‘vicious’ and ‘vicarious’ aren’t actually related.
Because they ought to be.
ATTENTION, PEOPLE OF AMERICA:
Unless you lost someone on 9/11, you need to shut up. The further away from the events, in geography, or in degree-of-separation, the more you need to shut up.
Listen to a great man on another sad day:
We can do well in this country. We will have difficult times. We’ve had difficult times in the past. And we will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; and it’s not the end of disorder…..
Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people.