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Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Left's Politicization of 9/11

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Leftists in America are turning September 11 from a day of remembrance and memorial to a day for bashing conservatives, Christians, insulting first responders, and trying to change the subject from the horror of that day to a day of community service.

Union thug AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on 9/11: 
“Just 10 years after 9/11, despite our vows, the public servants, construction workers and others who lost their lives or still suffer with the cancerous remnants of the Twin Towers haven’t just been forgotten. They’ve been vilified. The extremist small government posse has turned them into public enemy No. 1, as though teachers and firefighters, EMTs and nurses and union construction workers ruined America’s economy… 
Wealthy CEOs, anti-government extremist front groups and frothing talk show hosts—from the Rush Limbaughs and Glenn Becks to the Koch brothers, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads group, Americans for Prosperity, the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the American Legislative Exchange Council—also pushed open the door to hate…
 We’ve seen the costs of hatred in ill-thought wars, in shameful attacks on immigrants and our LGBT neighbors. We saw it in the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. We saw it in the racism that has found overt and covert expression since Barack Obama began his run for office—from outright declarations of people who said out loud they would never vote for a black man to the ridiculously persistent obsession with our president’s birth certificate. Regardless of his policies or priorities, President Obama is shadowed by the drumbeat of suspicion based on his “other”-ness. And those suspicions are fed and watered constantly by forces that were threatened by his message of “hope and change.”…
 [Compassion is] what sent 347 firefighters to their death at the Twin Towers 10 years ago. It’s also what sent firefighters to stand with teachers in Wisconsin even though Gov. Scott Walker had exempted them from his attack on public employees. It’s what moves employed people now to demand good jobs for the 26 million Americans who are looking for work. It’s what gives us the courage to take on a crumbling economy and the politicians preaching austerity and ignoring our jobs crisis—to take them on and say, “We are America. We are better than this. And we are one.” Full text here.
Besides the hateful lies here, just how vile is it to use such a tragic heart rending event to make political attacks? A result of living in a society where there is no longer a concept of shame.

Radical Leftist E.J. Dionne writing in the Washington Post thinks:
“Reflections on the meaning of the horror and the years that followed are inevitably inflected by our own political or philosophical leanings. It’s a critique that no doubt applies to my thoughts as well. We see what we choose to see and use the event as we want to use it. 
 This does nothing to honor those who died and those who sacrificed to prevent even more suffering. In the future, the anniversary will best be reserved as a simple day of remembrance in which all of us humbly offer our respect for the anguish and the heroism of those individuals and their families. 
 But if we continue to place 9/11 at the center of our national consciousness, we will keep making the same mistakes. Our nation’s future depended on far more than the outcome of a vaguely defined “war on terrorism,” and it still does. Al-Qaeda is a dangerous enemy. But our country and the world were never threatened by the caliphate of its mad fantasies.” Full article here
Diminishing remembrance. Diminishing the sacrifice. The scare quotes on war on terrorism. He’s one of those that think the real terrorists are American citizens that believe in limited government and low taxes. Lots of stupid stuff in the column, lies and rewriting of history doing his best to deny the threat to liberty and the Leftist embrace of Islamofacism.

This thinking even goes back to immediately after the attacks. Leftwing extremist and Enron advisor (and alleged economist) wrote in 2002:
“It was a shocking event. With incredible speed, our perception of the world and of ourselves changed. It seemed that before we had lived in a kind of blind innocence, with no sense of the real dangers that lurked. Now we had experienced a rude awakening, which changed everything. No, I'm not talking about Sept. 11; I'm talking about the Enron scandal...The Enron scandal, on the other hand, clearly was about us. It told us things about ourselves that we probably should have known, but had managed not to see. I predict that in the years ahead Enron, not Sept. 11, will come to be seen as the greater turning point in U.S. society.”
This is rich coming from a guy that worked for Enron. 

Leftists are trying their hardest to divert attention from 9/11 as a day of remembrance to a day of community service and an attack on conservatives and Christians. I’m throwing the Christians because RINO and pro-Islamist, anti-Christian NY Mayor Bloomberg has denied Christian leaders representing the largest segment of the Christian community the opportunity to participate.

The Jurassic Press, all weekend long, will blame Conservatives, TEA Partiers and Republicans for politicizing 9/11, which they have been doing since the day after that horrible event. 

The reason being they don’t want a unified America. A unified America thinking about liberty and external threats to security is tough to oppress and make everyone obedient to he State. 

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