Sunday, March 2, 2008

Am I mistaken ...

or is this truly sickening and absurd? Just asking.

8 comments:

chayaruchama said...

WHY, dear Lord-
Why ?

Perfumeshrine said...

It's not the most respectful use, no :-(
I wonder what got into them...are raw materials that expensive now?

Bozo said...

Somehow I don't feel "strengthened and inspired." I also think that "never forget" is an appropriate slogan for very few things in life: it's just another term for revenge.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Bozo on this one. The Never Forget thing bothers me for the reason Bozo stated.

How much money was spent on this is another thing that gets to me. The billions they spent on this thing, could have gone to the families who had last someone or people who survived but are dealing with lifelong medical issues from inhaling the dust, etc.

Dawn

Anonymous said...

Sorry, it should read ...

Families who *lost* someone.

And I wanted to add, that the people who did survive and are dealing with lifelong medical issues now from the dust, etc., are having a hard time getting their medical insurance to pay for care and all that money that was spent on that ship --- some of it should have gone to help with medical bills.


Dawn

BitterGrace said...

Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who is baffled and revolted. I know what you mean about the money, Dawn. Even the steel itself is valuable and could have been put to more constructive use. And the rhetoric--geez. That "Never forget" business gives me chills, especially because the "war on terror" is all about forgetting history, and what led up to 9/11.

If I had lost someone at the WTC, I would be sickened to know that the dust of their bones had been incorporated into a tool of war.

Alvis Hitchcock said...

Yes, it's sickening and disgusting--the usual pious political symbolic nonsense in place of any actual real-world compassion or intelligent response to what actually happened. It's also the kind of sick hugging-the-agony routine that you see in Christian gift shops: half fatuous mottoes and half torture porn.

BitterGrace said...

Hello, Alvis. Yes, it all kinda runs together doesn't it? "Fatuous mottoes and torture porn" are the twin themes of the age.