11 September 2009

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I don't think September 11th should be an official holiday, but I do think we should never forget the attacks of that day, the nature of those attacks, the folks who perpetrated those attacks, and the cultural cesspool that spawned those attackers. Rudy Giuliani's words from 2006 still remain relevant.

I think things like Pres. Obama's call for a 'national day of service' today smell like an attempt to twist the meaning and obfuscate the memory of that day.

After poking around 911DayOfService.org, I see something that looks like a typical liberal-minded whitewash of the events.

Their mission statements sums up all that's wrong with their approach:

Our mission is to honor the victims of 9/11 and those who rose to service in response to the attacks by encouraging all Americans and others throughout the world to pledge to voluntarily perform at least one good deed, or another service activity on 9/11 each year. In this way we hope to create a lasting and forward-looking legacy -- annually rekindling the spirit of service, tolerance, and compassion that unified America and the world in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

Screw that. We must not forget the horror of that day. We must remain angry at the scum who caused such wanton destruction. "Tolerance", and "compassion", aren't going to prevent the next attack. The attitude exemplified by that mission statement are the same ones manifest by those whose kneejerk reaction was to pose the question, 'what did we do to cause them to hate us so much?'. Guess, what, even if we were ten times as compassionate and tolerant as a nation, or even one hundred times, those impotent, tiny membered, rage filled excuses for piles of goat dung would have had a desire to bring those towers down. We must continue to chase them down, destroy their ability to plan, and transform, contain, or destroy the places where jihadi terrorist fester.

We can improve ourselves, and service in of itself is a good idea, but tying this theme into remembering the events of September 11, 2001 is just part and parcel with the usual fuzzy headed bleeding heart, blame America first, nonsense.

I'll let them get the final word, though, I think the about section from the press release regarding ServiceNation sums up the creepiness of all this pretty well:

ServiceNation (www.servicenaton.org) is a national campaign to increase service opportunities and elevate service as a core ideal and problem-solving strategy in American society. Reaching an estimated 100 million citizens through its 200-plus member groups, ServiceNation played a leading role in the drafting and April 2009 enactment of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which authorizes the greatest expansion of national service in America since FDR created the Civilian Conservation Corps. Now that the Act has passed, the ServiceNation coalition is working to inspire a powerful culture of volunteerism in our country through the promotion of national days of service and strategic partnerships. We envision an America in which a commonly asked question is, “Where do you serve?”

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