"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, May 05, 2006

'United 93' and the 20th Hijacker

The unprotectedness of civilized, quotidian life was earned, over centuries, often in war. - Daniel Henninger
It is too early for a movie about United flight 93 some have said. MSNBC quotes "17-year-old Antoine Richardson "I don't think it's exploitative or too soon," he says. "It helps us remember. MSNBC ends with - "As if any of us could forget."

Yet we have forgotten and the msm is complicit in insuring that this be the case. Rarely, if ever do we see footage from 9/11. Often we see footage of carnage in Iraq. The media knows what is best for the American people and we cannot stomach the events of that day. We are too weak to view footage of people throwing themselves from windows rather than face a fiery death.

We were angry in those days and fought back, but since then we have grown complacent, which I believe is in part due to the msm. Does the msm fear the emotions of Americans will give more support to our efforts in Iraq and elsewhere? Is the msm protecting us from ourselves?

I for one do not know if I could stomach the movie right now. For some reason myself and others haven't forgotten what that day changed. I don't need a recharge of my "let's kick these f*ckers in the *ss" battery. But this is by no means the case for too many people in this country.

United Flight 93 might be an attempt to bring the world together - via an education from the wise elders of a marketing company. The discussion site goes to great lengths in veiling it's moral relativism, but it's there. The discussion sites existence was brought to my attention by the ever aware Michelle Malkin.

Daniel Henningers column in OpinionJournal sums it up to perfection. For those whose reaction is a kneejerk against all those things that appear to be a conspiracy from the Right, hold off for a moment and think about what you read.
If in 2006 we think that if Iraq would go away the world would not be too different than the world before September 11, then Moussaoui may in time prove right: "America you lost. I won
It's time we remembered if we have forgotten what it's all about.


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