Reacting to AmSpec's concerns about re-branding 9/11 as a National Day of Service, Allahpundit plays the 'so, what?' card:
What it sounds like, though, is that AmSpec's claiming this is some sort of nefarious plot to brainwash the country into forgetting what happened that day — i.e. to "reshape the American psyche." Er, really? Leftist phone banks about gun control are going to dim the memory of jihadists steering jumbo jets into the World Trade Center? That’s kind of like saying that if the left declared December 7 to be Drum Circle Day henceforth, the memory of Pearl Harbor would fade beneath the din of the sweet, soulful tapping on those bongos. Frankly, if there are any political repercussions from this at all (which I doubt), I'd imagine they'd redound to the advantage of hawks. Passing a crowd of college kids chanting about ethanol when you’re busy thinking about people jumping out of skyscrapers isn't likely to convince you of the merits of ethanol, but it may convince you that those kids are callous douches who don’t have their priorities in order. What am I missing here?A few points, Allahpundit:
- You're probably not a representative sample. Left un-interrupted, they will render all the youth in this country into so much clay. Just watch some "Jay Walking" on YouTube. The kids are not all right.
- This is the most propaganda-oriented administration in US history.
- Pearl Harbor was not an attack upon the Great Satan that 9/11 was. While both events bore their fruit, this is in some ways an apple/orange comparison.
- As with the release of the Lockerbie bomber, there may well be some external drivers.
Is the blowback a distraction? Perhaps. If everyone just ignores the Community Organizer in Chief and supports Project 2996 instead, that might be an improvement.