Monday, August 24, 2009

Let me see if I can explain, Allahpundit

by Smitty

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.
Do I think that there is deliberate manipulation afoot? Of course: we have an Alinskyite in the White House.

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.


  1. There may well be some external drivers. The Lockerbie Bomber deal apparently gave the UK some financial benefit, although officials are in the denial mode.,8599,1918148,00.html?iid=digg_share

    Meanwhile, Barack makes this pronouncement (among others) in regard to Ramadan: "These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam's role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings."

    I'm thinking that a World Series winner in the
    USA gets the type of celebration that the Infidel Murderer got from his Islamic compatriots. I can't go with the "So What" card regarding the rebranding of 9/11, either.

  2. Allah is an ass, plain and simple. He put the capitol R in Rino.....
    But in his defense, it is really difficult to type anything worth reading while covering one's own ass with both hands.....and that's why everything he writes is complete BS.

  3. Smitty - I must admit I was a bit shocked when I read what Allahpundit wrote. It actually made my stomach do a bit of a flip-flop.

    I was in the first 100 or so to sign up for Project 2996. Cluck, cluck...

    Don't forget my homemade taco's if Stacy tries to starve you....they're awesome. And all they cost is a few comma's. What a deal!

  4. "This is the most propaganda-oriented administration in US history."

    Quite a statement! Especially in light of recent revelations that teh Bush administration wanted to raise the terror alert right before the 2004 election. But hey, don't let that get in the way of your delusions....

  5. @Y4E,
    Your attention is drawn to Whittle.