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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Outrage at gound zero

Yesterday Charles Johnson highlighted a WSJ editorial condemning the way powerful liberal action groups are co-opting the 9/11 memorial for a museum of human atrocities. (subscription only but this free link will work for another six days. If you're reading this past that deadline, contact me and I'll email it to you.)
Rather than a respectful tribute to our individual and collective loss, they will get a slanted history lesson, a didactic lecture on the meaning of liberty in a post-9/11 world. They will be served up a heaping foreign policy discussion over the greater meaning of Abu Ghraib and what it portends for the country and the rest of the world.

The public will have come to see 9/11 but will be given a high-tech, multimedia tutorial about man's inhumanity to man, from Native American genocide to the lynchings and cross-burnings of the Jim Crow South, from the Third Reich's Final Solution to the Soviet gulags and beyond. This is a history all should know and learn, but dispensing it over the ashes of Ground Zero is like creating a Museum of Tolerance over the sunken graves of the USS Arizona.
This morning Bill Bennett interviewed the author, Debra Burlingame. Listen here.

(Via: The Corner)

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