The World Trade Center Memorial will break ground this year. When those Marines return in 2010, the year it is scheduled to open, no doubt they will expect to see the artifacts that bring those memories to life. They’ll want a vantage point that allows them to take in the sheer scope of the destruction, to see the footage and the photographs and hear the personal stories of unbearable heartbreak and unimaginable courage. They will want the memorial to take them back to who they were on that brutal September morning.
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. 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.
Ground Zero has been stolen, right from under our noses. How do we get it back?
Ms. Burlingame is a member of the board of directors of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and the sister of Charles F. “Chic” Burlingame III, pilot of American Airlines fight 77, which was crashed at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Yeah, you’re getting the cut-and-paste bit here. I am
fucking speechless. Outraged and utterly fucking speechless. You HAVE to read it.
I have also resorted to the cut-and-paste thing...Ground Zero is not an alter to tolerance. It is a site where thousands of people were murdered by radical islamic terrorists.
There's plenty of other places to build a church dedicated to kissing everybody's ass that ever felt slighted by anybody else.
Ground Zero is hollowed ground. No apologies allowed. No anti-American slogans. No bullshit.
Please please please help to prevent this from happening.
Start by contacting NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Then Gov. George Pataki.
"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others." Ayn Rand
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Posted by Margo at 8:53 PM