September 11, 2010

9/11 Plus 9

It's hard to believe that terrible, singular day was nine years ago. I was across the river in Hoboken when it happened, and could see the smoke from out my apartment window. I saw the Twin Towers-less skyline from the park there on more or less a daily basis for the few years afterward, and the event all but dominated my thoughts, and views, for a very considerable period afterward.

At any rate, I want to say how infuriating it is that 9/11 has become, for all intents and purposes, a Republican holiday. No, this isn't new, exactly; see the '04 GOP convention, Rudy Giuliani's entire political career, etc. That moral cretins like Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Pam Geller can spend the day either cynically vilifying political opponents and/or whole ethnic groups, cashing in, or more than one of the above. Anyone who engages in stuff like that should be totally ashamed of themselves.

Those who died that day will never, ever be forgotten.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 11, 2010 09:44 PM
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