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Friday, March 27, 2009

As If 9/11 Never Really Happened

The New York Port Authority has decided to embrace the mantra of Change. The new tower rising from the ashes of 9/11 was supposed to be called "Freedom Tower."

But that's so 2001, so George Bush era, so jingoistic, so "politics of hate." Can't have that.

So the NYPA announced today that the tower will simply be called One World Trade Center.

Why not, since the new administration won't use the term "terrorists," or "enemy combatants," then it'll be pretty simple to erase the 9/11 attacks from the collective consciousness by the time the new building is up in 2012. After all, without terrorists, no one really knocked down the towers. (Terrorist acts are now called "man-caused disasters" by the audacious hopeful in Washington).

All down the memory hole.

1 Comments:

Blogger Geoffrey said...

I'm not sure how "Freedom Tower" did much to remember 9/11, either. Just saw this earlier today; I was under the impression that as "One World Trade Center," it's supposed to signify "one world," which makes more sense to me than "Freedom Tower," which, frankly, is generic and buries the past even deeper. By keeping "World Trade Center" in the name, it actually maintains the memory that here, until 9/11, stood the World Trade Center - never forget it.

March 27, 2009 at 6:37 PM  

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