Ask What You Can Do For Your Country. Not.

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The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.

What is this dastardly plan, you ask?

The plan is to turn a “day of fear” that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.

The writer, Mathew Vadum, is not joking. He actually thinks there is something “nihilistic” and “leftist” about a national day of service. And I especially like the “statist” part, after Bush’s shameless politicization of 9/11, which turned that day into an excuse for the Bush White House to use the Constitution as toilet paper.

If you read the article in its entirety, you pick up another important fact — many of the people behind the plot to turn the commemoration of 9/11 into “a day of activism, food banks, and community gardens” are black. Wow.

So instead of commemorating false bravado, panic, propaganda, foreign policy blunders and jingoism, we’re supposed to remember the day and honor the memory of those we lost by doing something positive to help each other. Yes, it’s an outrage.

September 11, 2002 — first anniversary of September 11 attacks, outside the fence surrounding Ground Zero.

19 thoughts on “Ask What You Can Do For Your Country. Not.

  1. Evidently, we’re supposed to spend each Sept. 11 bombing a Middle Eastern nation. Anything less would mean the terrorists have won.

  2. If you like the article, you simply must read the comments. It gives Redstate and LGF’s a run for the money.
    Here’s a sample, “So, basically, he’s turning Sept. 11 in to National Radical Negro Day.
    Hail Nero! Hail Caligula! Heil Hitler!
    This guy is gonna make REAL AMERICANS – (You heard me) – REAL AMERICANS, Americans who LOVE this country, rise up. You thought that there could never be another Revolution? This THING in the White House is TRYING to destroy this country. This is gonna get ugly. Mark My Words.”

    I think this guy really knows from ugly. He has to stare at it in the mirror every time he shaves.
    I’ve heard the Hitler comparisons to death. But Nero and Cligula? That’s new! I’ll give this circus (Maximus) clown credit for creativity.
    When I was a bartender, I used to joke about martini’s: The first one is to unwind. The second is to unravel. The third is to unhinge. It seems a lot of these conservatives are on their 4th or 5th one, with no letting up in sight. Someone responsible should take their keys…

  3. I think this is a wonderful counterpoint to the 9-12 project the wingnuts are all excited about. I’m really glad to see this come out of this all too flatfooted administration. I’m glad to see some pushback on the meanings the right wants us to unquestioningly believe about 9/11.

    It’s interesting that the author, Matthew Vadum works for some think tank that “studies the politics of philanthropy”. I somehow doubt that Vadum has ever taken his study seriously enough to go into the field, ie give up all his possessions and live on the street for awhile. Some experiential training might broaden the lad, methinks.

  4. One more example that progressives look for opportunities to make something educational and productive out of a tragedy while conservatives make one tragedy into another by making the same mistakes over and over again.

  5. It time to start building in the pit downtown.. It’s no coincidence that the pit completely rebuilt. It’s an insulte to American resolve. If this was 40 years ago we would have build 4 WTCs on that location in 2 years not just a temporary PATH station.

  6. Reposted fix

    It time to start building in the pit downtown.. It’s no coincidence that the pit isn’t completely rebuilt. It’s an insult to American resolve. If this was 40 years ago we would have build 4 WTCs on that location in 2 years not just a temporary PATH station.

  7. Wait… what? Mr. Vadum admits that 9/11 “helps Republicans”? How very accidentally truthful of him.

    And yeah, that “statist” accusation made me laugh too, because I was picturing the widespread abuse of the American flag in the months following 9/11.

    So yeah, you 18 percent of the population comprised of ignorant racists, go ahead and “rise up.” See how long you last before the 82 percent of basically decent people settle your hash. If you don’t believe it, ask Tim McVeigh.

    Oh… that’s right, you can’t.

  8. Muffler — large construction projects take time. The first set of TWO towers were begun in 1966, one tower was completed in 1971 and the second in 1972. (My father was an electrician and his last year working was spent at Tower 2 putting in finishing touches like electrical sockets and light fixtures, etc.) Considering all the politics involved, they’re behind schedule but six towers and a memorial can’t be built in two or three years. And we’re talking 110-stories or so. There aren’t a lot a people who work that high in the air on bare steel. And they — the government and the private sector — have to find the money to build towers which have few to no tenants signed up yet to lease space. The downtown triangle has been losing tenants for YEARS, even before September 11, 2001. Companies closed, companies merged, companies moved to midtown or out of town/state.

    Get a clue about big construction and state of commercial real estate.

  9. I dunno – this guy might be onto something. Perhaps we can turn Memorial Day into a day of hatred, symbolized by throwing rocks at people of German and Japanese descent. And on July 4, we can spit on the shoes of everyone of English descent … oh, wait.

    But I do agree with that commenter: things are definitely getting ugly.

  10. “Something “nihilistic” and “leftist” about a national day of service”

    Of course Maha, don’t you know the only way too really serve one’s nation is to serve one’s self. All you do-gooder liberals are subjects to an African-American totalitarian plot. NAZI’s and socialists, hiding behind service, it’s so predictable. Haven’t the blacks always been down with the NAZI’s and white supremacists? If you study books or articles or websites written recently about recent history and liberals (Jonah Goldberg, Mike Evans) you will see, it’s so obvious. If you really believed in this country you would be onboard for either killing or marginalizing anyone who wants to be, but is not currently a citizen. Didn’t you learn anything from Bob Novak?

    “Congress deadlocked on how best not to provide Healthcare”

  11. I too was struck by the “nihilistic liberals” phrase. It reflects such a complete breakdown of communication between left and right in this country. It also reminds me of “godless communist robots” – a phrase burned into my mind from who knows where, from about 40 years ago. I remembered it, because its tone and expression, while mild and insignificant today, was jarring when I read it back in more civil times.

  12. “[G]odless communist robots” – a phrase burned into my mind from who knows where….

    Les Nessman? Oh, wait, that was “godless communist tornadoes.” Very similar to “nihilistic liberals.”

    Funny how the Right these days sounds like the doofus character from an old sitcom.

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