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Monuments to Wimpdom
The American Thinker ^ | 11/11/07 | Duncan Maxwell Anderson

Posted on 11/11/2007 9:15:38 PM PST by SamuraiScot

On the spot where New York's mighty World Trade Center stood, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp.'s anointed designer, Michael Arad, decrees that there be . . . just two huge, square, "reflecting" pools. Maybe you can gaze at your navel through them. In a complex slated to cost $1 billion, this urban swamp is called "Reflecting Absence."

Absence, indeed. What these modern war memorials have in common with each other is nothing. They portray nothingness. They have no people in them, never mind men carrying guns or swords. . . [T]o list deaths without comment about what they did in life is an assertion of meaninglessness, of pointlessness. It is to say, "You sacrificed for others -- but that's not worthy of mention, because now you're just as dead as anyone else."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: memorial; minuteman; veterans; vietnam
Ever since Maya Lin made the Vietnam Memorial look like a tomb, lefties seem to get the assignments to build our war memorials—which are more like anti-war, anti-American memorials. We need need to raze them and replace them with statues more like "The Minuteman."
1 posted on 11/11/2007 9:15:39 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: SamuraiScot

Modern art is such a disappointment.


2 posted on 11/11/2007 9:22:13 PM PST by neverdem (Call talk radio. We need a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits. Let's Roll!)
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To: SamuraiScot
James Lileks had a great piece awhile back concluding that if we had any courage or conviction as a people the memorial at ground zero would consist of “stern stone eagles.” Instead, we have committees of the conflicted expressing nebulous feelings and vague ideas.
3 posted on 11/11/2007 9:23:51 PM PST by mojito
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To: SamuraiScot
I agree with the article. Never liked Maya Lin's design. Thought it was a mistake when it got approved, and still think it's a mistake now.

The Flight 93 memorial plan is even worse than described in this article. If they've changed the title from "crescent of embrace" to "bowl of embrace," that's not good enough. Get the touchy-feely hippie "embrace" thing out of it altogether; and more importantly, get ALL of the Islamic imagery built into this design OUT.

4 posted on 11/11/2007 9:28:04 PM PST by shhrubbery! (Max Boot: Joe Wilson has sold more whoppers than Burger King)
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More on the obscene plan for the Flight 93 memorial:

Michelle Malkin on "The Crescent of Embrace"

Crescent of Betrayal: Dishonoring the Heroes of Flight 93

Flight 93 memorial "a giant mosque"

5 posted on 11/11/2007 9:38:15 PM PST by shhrubbery! (Max Boot: Joe Wilson has sold more whoppers than Burger King)
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To: neverdem

For the most part, “Modern Art” is an oxymoron.

Its basis is quite dated (hence not modern), and it’s not “art” by most descriptives I was taught.


6 posted on 11/11/2007 9:41:45 PM PST by Don W (I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.)
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To: shhrubbery!

The designer of that “crescent of embrace” and all those who approved that bit of overt demonstration of enemy sympathy should be treated as the degenerate betrayers that they’ve shown themselves to be.

This sort of crap will only continue to get worse until it is made too painful to play.


7 posted on 11/11/2007 9:46:20 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: SamuraiScot

Funny how both the Flight 93 memorial and the Arizona 911 memorial have the same shape.


8 posted on 11/11/2007 10:02:17 PM PST by Mr. Peabody
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To: Grimmy

“Crescent of Embrace”

Democrats are not only traitors to America, they are traitors to Logic, traitors to science, traitors to humanity, etc.

If it was the “Cross of Embrace,” all Democrats would be screaming bloody murder. (Illogical position)


9 posted on 11/11/2007 10:19:57 PM PST by Hunterite
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Should have put two nuclear ballistic missile silos there instead of reflecting ponds as a warning to the next nation that harbors those who piss with us!
10 posted on 11/11/2007 10:50:29 PM PST by Herakles (Diversity is code word for anti-white racism)
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To: shhrubbery!
The Flight 93 memorial plan is even worse than described in this article. If they've changed the title from "crescent of embrace" to "bowl of embrace," that's not good enough. Get the touchy-feely hippie "embrace" thing out of it altogether; and more importantly, get ALL of the Islamic imagery built into this design OUT.

Well Said. I hate that design . It is alarming how much that design looks like a crescent.

11 posted on 11/11/2007 11:07:17 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: neverdem

” Modern art is such a disappointment.”

__23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm


12 posted on 11/12/2007 1:56:06 AM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: Herakles

Should have put two nuclear ballistic missile silos there instead of reflecting ponds as a warning to the next nation that harbors those who piss with us!


It’s late at night. Your brain must be like mine. Turning to mush.

So.... was it ‘piss on us’ or ‘mess with us’????


13 posted on 11/12/2007 2:19:15 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (- Attention all planets of the solar Federation--Secret plan codeword: Banana)
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To: UCANSEE2
“It’s late at night. Your brain must be like mine. Turning to mush.

So.... was it ‘piss on us’ or ‘mess with us’????”

Either! Let God sort it out! We have plenty of Nukes to go around for anyone who wants to step up to the plate!

14 posted on 11/17/2007 1:03:33 PM PST by Herakles (Diversity is code word for anti-white racism)
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