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I'm Sick of 9/11 Memorials (Vanity)
Self | 9/11/11 | JewishRighter

Posted on 09/11/2011 8:59:46 AM PDT by JewishRighter

I don't know about other FReepers, but I am sick and tired of the 9/11 memorials. Maybe you read my headline and thought I am an insensitive jerk, a troll, a liberal or a lunatic who doesn't have the sense to realize the importance of marking this day appropriately. You'd be 180 degrees wrong and that's just my point. I mean I'm sick and tired of the way this day is remembered. I mean the weepy, maudlin preoccupation with the "tragedy" of 9/11. Of course, I don't mean that there should be no solemn observance to pay the proper respect to the victims and to comfort their families. I just mean the obsessive singular focus on the aspects of loss and so-called tragedy to the exclusion of what I believe should be the true American, patriotic form of remembrance.

For reference, I think we should look at the one day in our history that comes closest to the events of 9/11, Pearl Harbor. A study of public reaction from contemporary resources shows a nearly uniform sentiment: dignified rage. Recruiting offices around the country were mobbed with men who shared this dignified rage and knew in their hearts that the correct and proper thing to do is to destroy the vicious and treacherous enemy who dared to commit such wanton acts of murder and destruction on America. Beyond those who were willing and able to bear arms, the entire nation rallied around the flag and their government in full throated support of an unapologetic war to visit annihilation on the perpetrators.

Mind you, the righteous anger of America that blazed on December 7, 1941 and the unity of purpose to destroy our enemies did not wane in 4 weeks or 6 weeks or 6 months as it did after 9/11. Politicians did not tell Americans to just go out and shop or otherwise behave as if nothing had happened. Fierce American resolve from the President down to the private in the foxhole to Rosie the riveter kept burning brightly from the day of the attack until and even after Hiroshima and Nagasaki were smoldering piles of ash. Setbacks along the way did not diminish, but renewed, American determination to see vengeance through to victory.

Of course, there were memorials for the soldiers, airmen and sailors killed at Pearl Harbor. Although I haven't had the privilege to visit, I understand that the Arizona memorial is a most solemn and sobering tribute to the men who died that day. But I find no evidence that Americans reacted to and remembered Pearl Harbor with such intense focus on the victims and their families or that they regarded the attack as a "tragedy". It wasn't a tragedy - it was an outrage, it was the worst kind of villainy, it was evil incarnate and Americans back then knew what to do and how to behave. And, I might add that the American culture of the day was more stoic and more dignified in their sorrow. You didn't have every single surviving family member making tear filled speeches and reading poetry. Again, for those who might misunderstand, I am not taking one iota away from their pain and suffering, but I believe the preoccupation with that part of 9/11 diminishes its significance and the national resolve and sense of purpose that are needed to finish the job of eradicating the barbarians who would visit a thousand 9/11's on us every day if they could.

Separate and apart from the tragedy of the loss of life for the victims and their families, the message of 9/11 and its remembrance on the national level is not one of tragedy at all, but should follow the example of the Greatest Generation: 9/11 should be a solemn, dignified remembrance of loss but it should also be a time to reflect on the vicious, evil atrocity that was done to our country and to renew our united determination to obliterate every last vestige of the people and the ideology that brought death to our shores.

G-d Bless America and Bring Death to Her Enemies!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 911; 911anniversary; bloggersandpersonal; memorials; tragedy; vanity
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1 posted on 09/11/2011 8:59:51 AM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: JewishRighter

Me too I anit watching any off it I think about 911 almost everyday anyway


2 posted on 09/11/2011 9:02:20 AM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: JewishRighter
There's no business like show business.

And I don't mean that in a good way.

3 posted on 09/11/2011 9:02:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: JewishRighter

Well to be honest, I don’t really care.

I live in Manhattan and am from the area and I am both crying and very much enjoying watching our memorial on TV right now.

Listening to the names has meaning, recognition. I guess you just don’t get it.

Leave NY to do NY, none of your business then.


4 posted on 09/11/2011 9:03:02 AM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: JewishRighter

I agree that its being overdone. I have seen some great low key tributes in sports since yesterday.


5 posted on 09/11/2011 9:03:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: JewishRighter

Well written ‘Vanity’, and I tend to agree.


6 posted on 09/11/2011 9:04:01 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Individual Rights in NJ

Are you sure your read my essay?


7 posted on 09/11/2011 9:04:15 AM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: JewishRighter

Might have been different if every household had a tv back then


8 posted on 09/11/2011 9:05:08 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: JewishRighter

He or she couldn’t have. It was very well written and I agree with you. As far as the poster’s comments to you this was an attack on America not New York. There were also attacks in DC and a plane diverted and taken down in a Pennsylvania field. How selfish for the poster to claim it’s a New York thing.


9 posted on 09/11/2011 9:06:19 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: JewishRighter

Not everyone wants to remember 9/11 in the same manner. For those who value them, these memorial services are a good and uplifting thing. For those who don’t value them, their best move is to opt out and let others live as they see fit. So, what’s the purpose of this vanity except to post a vanity?


10 posted on 09/11/2011 9:06:47 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: nuconvert

“Might have been different if every household had a tv back then”

I might agree if you said “might have been different is they had tv and today’s MSM back then”.


11 posted on 09/11/2011 9:06:49 AM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: JewishRighter

As they used to say:

You can GO FLY A KITE!


12 posted on 09/11/2011 9:06:51 AM PDT by this is my country
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To: JewishRighter
Well, if you've read any of my other posts and if you're a C&W afficionado, you'd recall this adaptation of title regarding a great Australian popular C&W singer here (married to Nicole Kidman), Keith Urban....

"I Wanna Love Nuke Somebody"........

13 posted on 09/11/2011 9:07:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: JewishRighter

Agreed.We should remember who did this along with the idiot politicians who are scared to death of their own shadow who placate the muzzie scumbags.


14 posted on 09/11/2011 9:07:16 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: this is my country

Did you read the essay or just the title?


15 posted on 09/11/2011 9:07:41 AM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: JewishRighter

I don’t have television so I have no idea what you are talking about.


16 posted on 09/11/2011 9:07:41 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: JewishRighter
Repeating my post from an earlier thread ...

Finally! Someone says something along the lines of my thinking.

I can't wait for it to be 9/12.

This morning I had to turn off my all news radio station that I listen to while I'm shaving. Nanny Bloomberg was on. Then he called for a minute of silence. When the silence was broken, it was by an even bigger blowhard. I've had enough. It's almost as if people are celebrating what happened ten years ago.

I keep hearing about "heroes." As far as I'm concerned, there was only one group of heroes that day. Their leader was Todd Beamer. The rest of us, living and dead, were victims. Those killed didn't give their lives. They were murdered by an enemy whose name the blowhards will fail to mention.

ML/NJ

17 posted on 09/11/2011 9:09:08 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: JewishRighter

And the scrubbing of the rage, of naming the enemy that is all among us, of the endless multicultural understanding tripe that washes away all resolve.


18 posted on 09/11/2011 9:09:11 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: mamelukesabre

I don’t have a television, either, but a lot can be picked up on the computer (CSPAN, eg.), from the news items and on radio. The tenor of events is very sad and hardly a word is spoken about the bastards who did the dirty deed and what we ought to still be doing about it.


19 posted on 09/11/2011 9:09:44 AM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: mamelukesabre; JewishRighter

however, if what you say is accurate, and I think it probably is, then I agree with you.


20 posted on 09/11/2011 9:09:57 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Individual Rights in NJ
I lost friends in the 9-11 attacks and I think YOU do not get it. We were ATTACKED! Its time to stand-up and bring an end to it, not do all this feel good crap! AND I AM A NY!
21 posted on 09/11/2011 9:10:27 AM PDT by 95B30 ( The Professional Left: "Their morals are crooked, their take logic is flawed, their honor is stolen)
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To: JewishRighter

You pretty much stated my feelings, in fact I would say I have the exact same thoughts about Sept. 11 and all the various memorials.


22 posted on 09/11/2011 9:11:00 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: ml/nj

Agree. But, I would add to the list of heroes the firefighters and other first responders who rushed to the flames to save others and gave everything as a result


23 posted on 09/11/2011 9:11:24 AM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: ml/nj

No there were lots and lots of heroes that day. Too many to try to go back in news and find them all. I recall one man who stayed with a coworker who was in a wheelchair and unable to leave the building. How about all the first responders who surely knew entering the building to try to help others was a suicide mission at best?


24 posted on 09/11/2011 9:11:39 AM PDT by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: JewishRighter

TV and the Internet have greatly changed the way we react to just about everything. I think your vanity is unfortunate, and yes, I read it.


25 posted on 09/11/2011 9:12:14 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: JewishRighter

I am glued to the TV today watching all the 9/11 shows. It reminds me that I do have a good reason to hate muslims and islam and to vote for those who are not too PC to admit the evils of islam.


26 posted on 09/11/2011 9:12:14 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: JewishRighter

I’m not watching TV / listening to radio today.

I am grieving in my own way, without prompting by a talking head or a politician.

Like almost everyone, I watched in shock and horror as the events of 9/11/01 played out.

I didn’t need to be told what to think or how to “feel” then, and I don’t need to today.


27 posted on 09/11/2011 9:12:48 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: JewishRighter

Can’t speak for all of the events of the day, but the memorial event down at ground zero seems dignified and appropriate. Good to see it.


28 posted on 09/11/2011 9:13:25 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: JewishRighter

There is a NCIS marathon on USA channel.


29 posted on 09/11/2011 9:13:35 AM PDT by libbylu (Game On!)
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To: JewishRighter

I’m sick of seeing all of the blowhard politicians and celebrities pontificating on 911.....this is not about them.


30 posted on 09/11/2011 9:14:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JewishRighter

I’m tired of politicians from both parties using the 9/11 memorials as an excuse to put their two cents in.


31 posted on 09/11/2011 9:14:03 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: JewishRighter

I agree.

I believe I’m clear and unwavering in my understanding of the cause and the issues. Almost all of the government, media and other ceremonial handwringing is off point and counterproductive.

Sure, any flag waving and tribute to our troops is good, but all the abstracted calls for unity and understanding are subversive to the cause of our fellow countrymen understanding and facing a serious international and cultural threat.

The wallowing in and elevating of victimization is not a fitting tribute to those lost.


32 posted on 09/11/2011 9:14:06 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: al baby

I disagree, this was an American tragedy and our coverage of the ten year anniversary of 9/11 shows the entire world we have not and will not forgotten.


33 posted on 09/11/2011 9:14:25 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: Americanexpat

Should have been forget not forgotten.


34 posted on 09/11/2011 9:15:26 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: JewishRighter

The only memorial I want to see are glowing craters where mecca, medina and that damnable well in Iran used to be.


35 posted on 09/11/2011 9:15:56 AM PDT by null and void (Day 964 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: ilovesarah2012

BTW, I love sarah, too. I appreciate your viewpoint, but I don’t get that reaction from the funereal nature of the observances. It makes me feel the survivor’s sadness but it doesn’t say anything about how and why they died and who needs to pay for it.


36 posted on 09/11/2011 9:16:03 AM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: JewishRighter

I figure this is the one day of the year that liberal networks can try to perpetuate the lie that they don’t hate American completely with every single ounce of their collective black hearts.


37 posted on 09/11/2011 9:16:07 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: libbylu

>>>There is a NCIS marathon on USA channel.

That’s whats on my TV....


38 posted on 09/11/2011 9:16:36 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: JewishRighter

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/the-years-of-shame/

How about this guy’s sentiments?


39 posted on 09/11/2011 9:17:01 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: ml/nj
For a sport with so much flash, nobody does low key tribute better. Laps 9 through 11 in silence.

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40 posted on 09/11/2011 9:17:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: JewishRighter
Thanks for having the guts to post your honest thoughts.
The overexposure of “memorials”, filled with attention whores, has led me to keep the radio and TV off. Been working in the yard all morning, not sitting around watching people pretend to be emotional.
41 posted on 09/11/2011 9:17:33 AM PDT by Gun142 (Where Will You Be When You Get Where You're Going? -- Jerry Clower)
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I am frustrated that we see these efforts to turn 9/11 into a day of service.

I am all for volunteerism and helping others in other contexts, but what is the point of stressing volunteerism in remembrance of 9/11?

It’s as if we want to mark the day, but don’t really want to talk about what happened that day, or who attacked us. Encouraging volunteerism is fine, but, doing so in remembrance of 9/11 seems out of place, in my opinion.


42 posted on 09/11/2011 9:18:07 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 9YearLurker

“The wallowing in and elevating of victimization is not a fitting tribute to those lost.”

Gee, whiz, I wish I had said that. Nail, meet hammer.


43 posted on 09/11/2011 9:18:09 AM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: Dudoight

Did the flash mob singing Amazing Grace work as Bloomieberg was going to speak? And all these memorials refuse to show
people dying that day, like gee it didn’t really happen or soemthing.


44 posted on 09/11/2011 9:18:33 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: JewishRighter

after 10 years we ought to be celebrating a victory over the taliban and al quaida and have world wide terrorism brought to its knees . instead we have tied our own hands with the left crying foul at every attempt to defeat our enemy, plus the same politicians who are busy being solemn and wiping tears are the same ones who worked against our military and President Bush . our men and women are dying because we arent allowed to do what is necessary to do finish this


45 posted on 09/11/2011 9:19:02 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (welcome dies irae)
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To: JewishRighter
True. I am sick and disgusted at all the stone memorials and gardens. No different than that other maudlin blight of America's soul: roadside memorials to accident victims.

But in the case of the 9/11 crap it's worse. All pimped up for political and publicity gains.

46 posted on 09/11/2011 9:19:24 AM PDT by bvw
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To: MarMema
How about all the first responders who surely knew entering the building to try to help others was a suicide mission at best?

See, I disagree. These were people just doing their job. They had been trained to run into burning buildings. They just didn't expect these burning buildings to collapse. You can be quite sure that after the first tower fell, no one climbed up any stairs in the other tower while it still stood.

ML/NJ

47 posted on 09/11/2011 9:20:29 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Peter W. Kessler
I am grieving in my own way, without prompting by a talking head or a politician.

I'm watching local TV coverage from NYC. There are no talking heads or reporters. Just folks reading the roll call and remembering their loved ones.

Perhaps this isn't the coverage some of you are seeing around the country.

48 posted on 09/11/2011 9:21:04 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Dudoight

Krugman is really the human equivalent of a rabid dog.


49 posted on 09/11/2011 9:21:15 AM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: this is my country

Reconsider.


50 posted on 09/11/2011 9:21:26 AM PDT by bvw
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