Friday, August 28, 2009

WTF? 9/11 Day of Service is Wrong?

Help me, here. FoxNation is reporting that President Obama is disgracing the memory of September 11 by making it a national day of service and remembrance. This hysteria comes from an article in the American Spectator

The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.

This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it's not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing.

Huh? Here is the mission statement from the 9/11 Day of Service:
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.
How is this a day of "leftist celebration and statist idolatry"? Do I need a tinfoil hat to understand?

I do understand a true desecration of the memory of September 11 -- the tea party express tour will be in Hartford and Bridgeport that day.
At each stop the tour will highlight some of the worst offenders in Congress who have voted for higher spending, higher taxes, and government intervention in the lives of American families and businesses. These Members of Congress have infringed upon the freedom of the individual in this great nation, and its time for us to say: "Enough is Enough!"
I think these events could be characterized this way:
The plan is to turn a "day of fear" that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.
Or, is it only an inappropriate day of activism that drains 9/11 of all meaning when the right doesn't agree?


Anonymous said...

It's very simple. Obama must fail. If Obama's for it, Republicans must be against it. Total lack of logic will never get in the way of their lock-step mentality.

JTHM said...

Personally I think the "Happy Twin Towers Day" Cartoon on the Daily Kos site pretty much sums it up for the left in this day and age.
Then again...a president that refuses to attend the annual Prayer Breakfast in DC but makes sure to record and video a happy Ramadan message to the Muslim world makes one question everything this obvious mistake of, does.

Mira8 said...

Hast hit it - you need a tinfoil hat to understand.