Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Missing the Point on the WTC

Sunday's New York Post reported on the name change of the Freedom Tower to One World Trade Center.

While, I have to think their heart was in the right place, the point should not be that the Freedom Tower was renamed. It shouldn't even have been designed in the first place!

Anything other than rebuilding the Twin Towers will be nothing but a monument to al-Qaeda's victory over the will of the American people. Don't take my word for it, take Osama bin-Laden's:

"Those awesome symbolic towers that speak of liberty, human rights, and humanity have been destroyed."

Now doesn't that tell you something? Why can't our own leaders get that point?

Please, if you haven't already, sign the petition to bring our Twin Towers back and if you can, make a donation to the cause.

Now for some good news. I am not a fan of MSNBC, but at least SOMEONE is covering what a mess this has become:

Also, David Shuster interviews Twin Towers II architect Ken Gardner:


Blogger dholmes said...

Oh, don't be too hard on these people. 9/11 wasn't that long ago and the wounds are still deeply inflicted upon the American psyche. I think people who lost loved ones in 9/11 feel that if the Towers are rebuilt exactly as they were then it's as if nothing ever happened - the startling, merciless attack, the slow, agonizing deaths of the trapped, the horror and desperation of the people trying to escape. I think the family and friends of the victims just want to make sure their loved ones are remembered and their lives valued. It may also be too painful for the victim's families/friends to look upon the rebuilt Towers. To them, the Towers may serve as a constant reminder of their loss (our loss, really) and sorrow.
Though I do believe it is important for Americans to show al-Qaeda that we are strong, united and our nation has not been destroyed by this event - I can sympathize with the people who lost family and friends in the attack.

12:49 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home