Sep 062011

The tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches.

I heard someone talking about the planned celebration ceremony on the radio today.  I wasn’t paying a whole lot of attention, but he was going through a guest list, and mentioned that Sarah McLachlan would perform.

This must be either an unpopular or underreported view, but it’s mine, and it’s my blog, so here goes:

While I think a solemn and reserved memorial for the friends and families of the victims would be fine, I’m disgusted with this massive festival of indulgent self-pity we’re holding every year (and which is guaranteed to be significantly worse for an anniversary with a nice round number like ten).  Brief and dignified grim observance is just too much to hope for, I suppose.  I fear we’re just not that society anymore.

Also, it’s a travesty that a decade later, not only are we not holding this whatever-the-hell-it-is in the new World Trade Center, but there’s no reasonable estimate as to when that might ever be possible.

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