Monday, September 11, 2006

Celebrating 9/11

The media gala, celebrating the destruction of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, appears to have reached incredible heights.

It's a chance to parade victims, celebrities and politicians across the screens of American Television. And interspersed in this odd affair of wallowing in the destruction, we have commercials for cars and shampoo.

I'm surprised that 9/11 hasn't become a holiday yet. A chance for the whole nation to celebrate the deaths of thousands of Americans. I imagine it might just become one. Will we exchange gifts, or gather our families together for a turkey or ham dinner?

And why do we continue to wallow in 9/11 and ignore the Oklahoma City bombing?

It's because it's good politics. The politics of fear as the elections come closer in November. A chance to remind the public that they are safe, but in incredible danger. That we are being protected, but nothing can protect us. A chance once again to help us learn through incessant fearmongering, how we should vote in November.

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