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.