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Friday, July 29, 2005

UnPatriotic libs vs. UnAmerican cons

I thought this was kind of funny and interesting. According to Michelle Malkin

The liberals who snort and stamp whenever their patriotism is questioned have no problem challenging the loyalty of those who simply want the World Trade Center site to remain sacred ground. Huffs the Times:

[T]his is not really a campaign about money or space. It is a campaign about political purity - about how people remember 9/11 and about how we choose to read its aftermath, including the Iraq war. On their Web site, www.takebackthememorial.org, critics of the cultural plan at ground zero offer a resolution called Campaign America. It says that ground zero must contain no facilities “that house controversial debate, dialogue, artistic impressions, or exhibits referring to extraneous historical events.” This, to us, sounds un-American.

The Take Back The Memorial response is here.

All I’ll add is that a newspaper dumb enough to publish editorials like this one in a post-9/11 world has some nerve lecturing anyone else about a “sense of proportion”–let alone about what’s “un-American.”

The UPC was started, in part, because conservatives were saying liberals were traitors and liberals were saying conservatives were evil. Some of our regular readers might remember this scale, and that UPC members pledged to stay green.

Red - Has declared liberals are traitors or treasonous.
Orange - Has declared that they despise/dislike liberals, but no mention of the T word.
Green - Has denounced the “liberals are traitors or treasonous” meme.

Red - Has declared conservatives are evil.
Orange - Has declared that they despise/dislike conservatives, but no mention of the E word.
Green - Has denounced the “conservatives are evil” meme.

So now we have a nice variation on the theme. Some conservatives are saying the 911 memorial is being taken over by UnPatriotic Americans, whereas others are saying the people making that claim are being UnAmerican Americans. Am I wrong to feel silly euphoria over all this? Is it funny or am I just weird?


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