It’s Never Too Soon For Revisionism
posted at 2:41 pm on September 11, 2009 by Track-A-'Crat
My two cents, from the perspective of a Brit in Washington D.C.
As President Obama attempts to whitewash 9/11 into an ambiguous could’ve-happened-to-anyone “tragedy” through his refusal to place the blame unequivocally on the shoulders of Islamic terrorism and his plans to transform it from a day of commemoration into a day of service, so has it become perfectly acceptable for other components of the far-Left to demean the events of that day.
I use quotation marks above with good reason: 9/11 was not a tragedy. It was an abomination, a horror and a wake-up call. Deaths from earthquakes, tsunamis and such like are tragedies, for no-one is to blame. “Tragedy” implies that there’s no accountability, that we were helpless to prevent it and that whatever took place just occurred.
Which is exactly how the Obama administration wants to see 9/11.
Not believing that the US stands for all that is right in this conflict (in fact, not even acknowledging that we are at war with militant Islam) concomitantly means that President Obama does not view the terrorists and their nation-state havens as entirely wrong.
This is how history dies, when the man with more influence than any other puts his revisionist view on a pedestal. Because it is then adopted by others, most recently the WWF, which saw fit to use 9/11 as an abhorrent warning to greedy Westerners to curb their supposedly unsustainable lifestyles.
How many people gave that advertisement the thumbs up? How many of those people think that the US “deserved” 9/11? How many of those people are themselves American? And how pervasive is this view becoming among certain sections of the populace?
The most fitting memorial for 9/11 is to continue doing what Americans do every day. Do not allow the terrorists to claim whatever Pyrrhic victory they can through an annual disruption of American life.
Remember the day in private, mark it in public and continue to do what has made America the indispensable nation.