9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11

Want to keep bringing up 9-11 bright boys?At a precinct meeting to suggest planks for the Democratic Party platform, a friend of mine was stuck on 9-11 truth telling. He’d like to write it on a blimp. I agreed but argued, first things first.
Anti-war first I said, then a Democratic majority in Congresss, then time to re-investigate 9-11. What condescension. I told him that I thought a truthful account of 9-11 would be too hard to swallow.
Since the party convention, and since this summer’s 9-11 breast-beating, I am absolutely certain that I was wrong. Ninety nine percent of Americans don’t work in skyscrapers, nor do they cross the Atlantic on airliners, yet the fall of the WTC threatened their sense of security. The myth of their insecurity has got to fall.
9-11 is still the GOP rallying cry. We must take it from them because we will not win an election without decrying their lie.
It’s our 9-11 crackpot theory versus their 9-11 crackpot fable. If the simple folk cannot swallow this, do we think they will buy black box voting or our American tradition of malevolent multinational corporate imperialism?

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2 Responses to 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11

  1. Avatar fak3r says:

    Came across this post tonight as I research Rudy making this call again; now in 2007!


    just amazing…

  2. you notice they made a campaign plank over the issue of protesting at memorial services, and using the images of dead or wounded Americans for “political gain”?

    and leave out the fact that Lincoln made his most famous re-election campaign speech over the freshly dug graves of 20,000 young Americans.

    and the Republicans made much political hay out of repeatedly showing us 3000 people dying.

    I guess exploitation is in the eye of the beholder.

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