Are you burned out on 9/11? If so, is that a tremendous moral crime for which there is no remedy? How can we — as a world of nations — have so quickly become so tired and weary of an event that smothered the end of any sense of freedom we have left a mere six years ago?
The bigger crime is an ongoing inexcusable wallowing mass of death and despair at “Ground Zero” that started as this:
And soon became this:
And now, six years later, still looks like this:
The World Trade Center is still a “Ground Zero” death pit. It may not
be smoking. It may not be filled with the dead and dying — but there
is no spirit there.
There is no building there.
There is no memorial there.
There is only the rotting semiotic of a successful
terrorist attack there that was well planned and well executed — and
we still have yet to recover any sense of normalcy or reasonableness in
That “Ground Zero Grave with No Headstone” became a rallying cry for a war in Iraq that was unjust, unjustified and incomprehensible in its core.
In the past we’ve tried to give form here to the smoldering events of 9/11:
When do the dead cost more than the living? Is there
greater worth being dead than being a survivor? In the wake of a
national tragedy the lost automatically become more important than the
living and I wonder why such great value is placed on the dead.
When the PATH train enters the World Trade Center stop it
snakes through the heart of the World Trade Center killing grounds like
some kind of Expressionistic Disney ride with a twist of terror. I was
not mentally or emotionally prepared to enter an open grave but there I
was, pushed in the midst of an international crime scene where the
mastermind of the murders still runs loose on the land while we moulder
alive in our bodies.
The new “Invisi-Trade Center” is an unfortunate joke on
those who perished among those hallowed grounds and while history is
never made twice, its errors can be repeated over and over again as
witnessed in the tender and frightened replacement shell buildings
quivering in the shadow of footprints where great giants once stood.
One need only look at Ground Zero and realize just how far we haven’t come since that awful day of infamy six years ago today.