The grave robbers of Ground Zero revisited
As if anticipating the left's insidious attempts to steal their fire — by turning their sacred precinct into an anti-American bully pulpit — the angry gods of Ground Zero blew up a sandstorm of warning on the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Merlin-Net Photo)
By Sissy Willis of sisu
In remembrance of the 9/11 jihadi attacks nine years ago today, excerpts from our June 2005 post "The grave robbers of Ground Zero." The Ground-Zero-mosque and Koran-burning controversies that have dominated the "narrative" of late come to mind. Plus ça change …
June 8, 2005. Contemptuous of everyday Americans' ability to decide what's best for themselves — and afraid to admit what they're really up to — fire-and-brimstone lay preachers of the anti-American left are working furiously behind the scenes to rob Ground Zero of its genius loci (spirit of the place). "A Blame America Monument is not what we need or deserve. But it looks like one is already in the works," writes a justifiably outraged Michelle Malkin in "The desecration of Ground Zero" at Town Hall …
We are reminded of Daniel Henninger's call a couple of years back for honoring the spirit of the place at Ground Zero by leaving it mostly open. His sentiments resonate a hundredfold now in light of leftists' attempts to fill the space with their p.c. chatter and appropriate the spiritual power of this hallowed ground for their cheap, anti-American political agenda. It calls to mind the "sympathetic magic" of cannibals who believe they take on the strength of slain enemies by eating them.
Bush-Hater-in-Chief George Soros' "spirit infuses this grievance-mongering enterprise," says Michelle Malkin. (Photo from Soros website)