Friday, September 16, 2011

9/11The Years of Shame - How the truth hurts those who wish it to stay hidden by their lies.

9/11The Years of Shame - How
the truth hurts those who wish it to stay hidden by their lies.

I could not even look
at anything commemorating that horrendous day in September 10
years ago. The Republican Party used it (milked it to death) as a
way to get what they had yearned for some 13 years prior to that
sad day for America. The GOP made it into an agenda for Wars,
Greed and Power and It still makes me sick when I think of the
multitudes of human beings that suffered (and still are
suffering) because of the Neoconservatives’ belief that THE

Not one TV show nor news item did I watch or read about the 9/11
anniversary. I am so glad that Krugman put to words the ill
feelings I had during THE RELIVING OF THAT DAY (A grim reminder
of The Neocon Republicans' dirty deeds).

Paul Krugman is a brave hero for exposing the shame so many of us
felt during the past ten years. thinkingblue

The disgrace is the responsibility of such “fake
heroes” as former New York City Police Commissioner
Bernard Kerik, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
and President George W. Bush, darlings of the Republican
Party who “[cashed] in on the horror” for personal
and political gain and drove the country apart, (Krugman)

As Krugman has said elsewhere, the truth is often shrill.

The Huffington Post:

Paul Krugman drew conservative outrage on Sunday when he
wrote that the anniversary of 9/11 had become a marker of
“shame” for the U.S.

The New York Times columnist wrote a blog post called
“The Years of Shame,” in which he said that
“what happened after 9/11” was “deeply
shameful.” Krugman castigated people like Rudy Giuliani
and President Bush as “fake heroes” who exploited
the attacks for their own personal, political or military
gain. He also said that many in the media had “[lent]
their support to the hijacking of the atrocity.”


Oh, how the truth
hurts those who wish it to stay hidden by their lies… CW

September 11, 2011, 8:41 am

The Years of Shame

Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?

Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not
really that odd.

What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the
right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply
shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but
instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik,
Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the
horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war
the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional
pundits — people who should have understood very well what
was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye
to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of
the atrocity?

The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become
an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.

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