It’s that time of year again when New York City once again feels sorry for itself and the parade of 9/11 martyrs make their mandatory appearance in the pit of what used to be the World Trade Center. This morning, we witnessed the young children of the dead — they “do not remember their father” — but are nonetheless forced to pretend to recall him on television, in speeches they did not write, to help perpetuate the offensive and utterly meaningless “Why Us?” chest thumping that has replaced healing and rediscovery of a forward-propelling hope in America.
We cannot continue to publicly live in our tragedies or we will die forever buried in the past — and we must overcome the heroes of our shared history by respectfully burying them and privately and
fondly remembering them eternally.
We will not escape our living caskets when the Republicans dig up the 9/11 dead and parade them around like ghosts at a tea party to remind us all how scary life is — but also how much the Bush administration failed to protect us from that fateful attack on America even though he had fair warning.
So here we are, seven years later, and we’re still smoldering and still spattered with blood on our blushing faces.
Instead of finding a way out of the pit, we are instead forced to listen to the Republicans call Obama a sexist pig for calling Sarah Palin a pig without lipstick even though that isn’t what he said. It’s the Republican Party that twisted Barack’s words. They’re the ones calling Palin a pig.
How did our national dialogue become so stupid?
We have financial catastrophes like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae digging us deeper into our mouldering graves — and yet the only thing the mainstream media talking-head-whores spew at us all day long is how mean Obama is to the girl.
We cannot brush off her rotten, hypocritical, core because she has a pretty surface and that’s why she must be roughed up right now with her own deeds. We cannot wait until it is too late to find out the truth about who she is and what she has done and how she plans to have us become her.
If Dan Quayle and George W. Bush can get elected, there is no reason the Republican spin machine cannot push a Palin presidency on us. The time is now to dig up the truth about Palin despite the caterwauling and cries of sexism from the conservative side.
I’ve written about Palin before because we cannot sustain — as a country of intellectual hearts and passionate minds — yet another eight years of immoral idiocy and minded misery:
Tomorrow, I will write about Palin’s Alaska Book Banning inquiry on my Boles University blog.