Skip to comments.The Circus Comes to Ground Zero (How Many Years Can We Flog 9/11?)
Posted on 09/12/2010 4:55:36 PM PDT by Libloather
The Circus Comes to Ground Zero
On his way to the ceremony commemorating the victims of the worst attack on American soil, volunteer firefighter Sean Noonan sensed something different on the streets surrounding Ground Zero. Hes come to the former site of the World Trade Center for the past nine years to hear the name of his friend, New York City fireman Paul A. Tegtmeier, read aloud among the rest of the 9/11 victims. Before the ceremony this year, someone in a McDonalds tried to hand him a pin in support of the so-called Ground Zero mosque, Noonan scoffed.
Also sensing the impending chaos was Jeanie Evans, whose fireman brother Bobby went to work at his lower Manhattan firehouse nine years ago and came out of the rubble in more than one piece. Evans, 36, came to her ninth 9/11 memorial ceremony wearing a navy blue Engine 33 T-shirt and a laminated collage of Bobby photos around her neck. At 10:28 Saturday morning the time in 2001 when the North Tower collapsed she and other family members laid flowers inside the fences that guard the Ground Zero site. There was a call for a moment of silence. The tears came next, in uncontrollable bursts. You dont even know you have it in you, she recalled later, before heading off for a get-together at Bobbys old firehouse while crowds gathered for the half-dozen planned protests.
To be sure, distractions on the day of remembrance are nothing new: past anniversaries of 9/11 have seen scuffles involving the conspiracy-minded Truthers and groups of pamphlet-wielding evangelists. But by early afternoon in 2010, family members wearing white ribbons were outnumbered on the downtown streets.
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I'm tired of the 9/11 Grief Porn. Seriously. Yes, we were attacked. It was a terrible thing. But it happened nine years ago. When do we get to the point that we don't have the endless repetition of commemorations, trotting out Rudy (Noun-Verb-9/11) Giuliani, etc. for their stories/viewpoints/etc. When does it stop?
It all seems so, well, not genuine. Kind of like having a "Support Our Troops" magnet on an suv.
Seems to me it has turned into a high holy day of war and hate instead of remembrance of those that died.
That's the way it was designed. It's that "new Pearl Harbor-type event" every year.
It's not like they didn't have a memorial every hour on the hour for the first couple of years after anyway.
Maybe after the tenth anniversary next year? I didn't watch any of it on TV. Enough is enough.
9 and counting so far. I see another 20 years, easy. And then some.
I will go out on a limb here but if the Pubs get control of Congress, we will see it become a "National Day of Memorial"
If confederate crackers are any kind of indicator, at least 150 years
I agree it is "grief porn". But we do commemorate every year what happened at Pearl Harbor and D-Day. But it was so long ago we don't have the media slamming us in the face with it. The images and constant replays of the events on tv will lose their impact over time and cease to make people "entertained" with fear and pain. Give it, oh, 20 years or so. My kids have no memories of it, being born in 2004 and 2005. Eventually, it will mean less.
There will be an orgy next year. After that, maybe things will begin to fade a bit.
It will stop when it's no longer a political gimme-your-vote-wedge-issue. Unfortunately the date fits right in with wedge issues for election years. It has worked so well to create jingoism and hatred. If you were a politician would you give it up?
How long ago was 'a date which will live in infamy'? I'm thinking the Cult Of Victimhood can milk this for quite a bit longer.
There is a reason Newsweak is being sold to the lowest bidder.
We had peacenicks protesting outside the VA hospital here. I chirped my tires in reply to their seagull cries for “peace” and “get out of Afghanistan”. There seems to be a cottage industry of anti-OEF as well.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. However, in this case of this jackass, he never had one to waste.
Perhaps the author would understand if their husband or son was in combat.
>>If confederate crackers are any kind of indicator, at least 150 years
Let’s ask Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson who long the “Cult of Victimhood” lasts? I went to desegregated schools in the south in the 1970’s. I had a black Principal. I’ve had a black CO. A black supervisor. A black manager. A black President. There are probably only a handful of blacks who have actually met a person that was a slave in the USA, much less anyone alive that actually was one or even the child of one! Yet, the “Cult of Victimhood” continues today.
Maybe it is time to forget 9/11. Oh and Bobby Kennedy’s assassination. And Martin Luther King Jr’s. And Jack Kennedy’s.
And hey, Pear Harbor is getting old too!
Iwo Jima, Valley Forge, Bull Run, Ford’s Theater, The Book Repository, let’s move beyond all that.
Insulting on every level, and fits neatly with NPR’s piece early this morning on Islam....imagine a radio show pitched to women...’I like wearing the veil. It makes me feel special’. Rosy picture of Muslims, the Koran, etc. No embarrassing mention of honor killings, stonings, beheadings. It’s Alice in Wonderland time. Propaganda 24/7, and if that doesn’t work, expect another Jihad attack. Then more MSM cowardly baloney and the stealth push for sharia law and an Islamist US. Convert or die. I know what Newsweak will do.
“Also sensing the impending chaos was Jeanie Evans, whose fireman brother Bobby went to work at his lower Manhattan firehouse nine years ago and came out of the rubble in more than one piece.”
In more than one piece ? Who wrote this piece of sh!t article ?!
We’re still holding yearly remembrances at Pearl Harbor, nearly seventy years later, where far fewer Americans died than at Ground Zero.
It’s a shame that America has become such a pitiful international laughingstock; but it’s clear that the current generation just want to make a lot of money and “party on” without the burden of recollection of those who’ve sacrificed much - or all - to make it possible.
Shameful; very, very shameful.
I'm tired of the slavery issue. Seriously. Yes, we had slavery. It was a terrible thing. But it happened one hundred and fifty years ago. When do we get to the point that we don't have the endless repetition of commemorations, trotting out Jesse (Noun-Verb-Racism) Jackson, etc. for their stories/viewpoints/etc. When does it stop?
Idiot wants us to “get over it” while the WTC is still a hole in the ground, and they are trying to sell us the Victory Mosque.
If people are a little more wound up this 911 than normal, you can thank Bloomberg and the Imam. Rub salt in an open wound and people react.
Haven’t read Newsweek in over a decade. It doesn’t even qualify as birdcage liner; my bird deserves better.
” the Cult Of Victimhood can milk this”
That is a founding principle of leftism. They are projecting big time.
When the virus of Islam is no longer a threat to these United States.
How many years is Newsweek expected to survive?
Methinks we “right wingers” will be talking effectively about 9/11 long after Newsweek joins the pile of has been magazine...oops, that’s extinct has-been magazines.
Just thinking of that moment sends chills up and down my spine and the tears flow.
The Newsweek writer is a sick person. The editor who put that stuff out is sicker. The owner is a pervert.
3000 years, would say.
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