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9/12 Post

September 12, 2006

Yesterday wasn’t about me, or my memories of a day, or someone else’s anger. It wasn’t about Bush’s horrid speech, still trying desperately to justify his “response” to terrorism. Not even about Keith Olberman’s eloquent take on the Bush administration’s what-else-could-it-be-but mendacity.

Much of the rest of the world hasn’t had a chance to stop and memorialize and remember. Bombs are still exploding and people are still getting slaughtered.

Here’s my 9/12 post. I’m listening to it now.

Capital D – The Culture of Terrorism

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 12, 2006 4:22 pm

    Yeah, war really sucks. But whatcha gonna do? How do you propose discouraging future wanton killing of innocents like happened on 9/11–the Islamofascist sucker punch of all time?

    And I trust Capital D isn’t profiting from that song; that’d be hypocritical, don’t you think?

  2. September 12, 2006 4:43 pm

    Well, one, I propose Americans stop killing innocents, you know, set an example. Two, I propose we stop taking a flippant attitude towards the killing of innocents when they are not Americans (see, Ann Coulter; your response). Three, we don’t engage in the kind of un-American, pre-emptive war as a part of a foreign policy strategy. Four, proper intellegence can “discourage” attacks by preventing them from happening. Five, we undertake other political strategies that redress the kinds of situations that create an environment in which a religious fundamentalist leadership can captivate a large portion of a populace.

    No, to answer your rhetorical question, it isn’t hypocritical of an artist to profit from his work.

  3. September 12, 2006 5:55 pm

    The answer you gave to Ned should be a post itself..brilliant.

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