Saturday, September 30, 2006

Oh How They Whine

Here's a bit of advice for whiny-ass titty-babies like Len Munsil and Espresso Pundit: free speech is a bitch.

There are fifty-four phrases inscribed on the Arizona 9/11 Memorial that was put up at the state capitol two weeks ago. Not all of these phrases are pleasing to the rightwing hegemony advocates that are intent upon ruining our democratic republic and replacing it with a theocratic monarchy.

Their opposition to a handful of these monument inscriptions sometimes borders on the insane, which is to be expected. And they want some of the phrases re-eveluated.

"They include statements such as "You don't win battles of terrorism with more battles," "Congress questions why CIA & FBI didn't prevent attacks," and "Erroneous US air strike kills 46 Uruzgan civilians," a reference to members of an Afghan wedding party who were killed."

The righteous outcry against that last statement particularly galls me, because the forty-six Uruzgan wedding celebrants would still be alive today if it were not for the 9/11 attacks, and those people are victims of terrorism as much as those whose mangled body parts were pulled from the wreckage of the Twin Towers.

Good point, shrimpy.

It is arrogant, stupid, narrow-minded, and nearly ethically blind on the part of the Munsils and Pattersons of the world that they would wish for that bit of history to just go away and not disturb their glorious appropriation of 9/11 for their own political purposes.

Munsil, hopelessly behind in the polls in his bid to turn Arizona into Texassistan, basically politicized this whole Memorial thing in hopes to morph it into some kind of treason on the part of his very popular opponent, standing governor Napolitano. Whatever. He's got to do something to keep his political base of drooling authoritarian gay-bashing nutballs interested in his floundering and shallow campaign.

Lots of people say things that other people don't like. It's a fact of life, and ackowledgement of that simple notion was one of the great psychological and social achievements attained by the founding fathers as they formulated the documents upon which our government is allegedly still based. I can live with that.

And I do. Every day. Not a minute goes by without some crass rightwing ideologue somewhere in the media accusing people like me of being horribly bad, because I espouse views with which they disagree. Limbaugh, Coulter, Malkin, Savage-Wiener, and the like have entire radio and television networks channeling their foaming rage into the rivers of public discourse every minute of every day.

But that's not enough.

They want to erase everything that might be seen as disagreement with their demented vision. Everything.

But they cannot, and they will not.

The Arizona 9/11 Memorial statements will be reviewed. Some phrases will probably be removed from its surfaces.

But the Uruzgan wedding party, as well the 2,973 9/11 fatalities, will tragically still be dead.

Still dead, but spoken for. All of them.


Eli Blake said...

These are the heartfelt feelings of the families of the victims.

And there is quite a range on there. There are also some that advocate bombing.

I would suggest that for someone who has lost a loved one, to then feel sympathy for someone else half a world away who is suffering similar anguish, is a noble sentiment. But probably not one that has stirred in the primitive, brutal, 'eye for an eye' breast of neanderthals like those who you cite.

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shrimplate said...

Eli, the beauty of the monument is that its phrases enclosed the hearts of those jealous with revengeful rage, and also the hearts of those governed by peace and non-retaleation.

To the rightwing war sponsors, this is treason.

For them, Jesus is a "general" of war, rather than a prince of peace.

So any phrase that renders fairness or truth must be expunged, for these fit not their authotitarian and nasty world-views.