"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 attack," we captioned this image in "The grave robbers of Ground Zero." (Merlin-Net Photo)
It calls to mind the "sympathetic magic" of cannibals who believe they take on the strength of slain enemies by eating them," we wrote in our June 2005 post "The grave robbers of Ground Zero." Back then leftists were plotting to "appropriate the spiritual power of this hallowed ground" with an America-bashing museum themed on man's inhumanity to man. That particular project stalled, but not to worry. The Obama White House is on the case with its cheery "National Day of Service and Remembrance," an attempt to "erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry," as The American Spectator's Matthew Vadum explains:
The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service … The plan is to turn a "day of fear" that helps Republicans into a day of activism … that helps the left …
On Aug. 4, the White House offered a glimpse into its plans to desecrate 9/11 for political advantage. [The now disgraced Van] Jones appeared in a largely ignored 33-minute video posted on the official blog of the White House to discuss the administration's plan to flush 9/11 down the memory hole just as it has tried to do by rechristening the Global War on Terror the "Overseas Contingency Operations."
"The first milestone for Green the Block will be on our National Day of Service, September 11, 2009, where we will organize Green the Block service events around the country in coordination with the President's initiative, United We Serve," said Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. of the Hip Hop Caucus. Click on image for "Open for Questions: Green the Block with [Under-the-Bus former Green Czar] Van Jones August 4, 2009."
Just as Obama "robbed the 'War on Terror' of its poetic fire by dubbing it the bloodless 'Overseas Contingency Operation,'" he's trying to rob the grave of Ground Zero of its spiritual power by officially promulgating 9/11 as the pallid patchwork "Patriot Day [the original designation under GW] and National Day of Service and Remembrance." Rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it? As the Spectator's Vadum notes, "At no time does anyone explain why this National Day of Service has to be held — of all the 365 days in a year — on Sept. 11." Here's how they try to spin it:
The tragic events of September 11, 2001 inspired Americans to come together in a remarkable spirit of unity and compassion …
Eight years later, September 11 continues to evoke strong emotion and is an homage to sacrifice and a call to action.
In fact, "It wasn't tragic at all. It was outrageous," writes Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Kevin O'Brien, who notes "the 'unity' we witnessed among Americans then was actually righteous anger [and] the 'compassion' … mourning." As for 9/11's being a "call to action," it's quite a stretch to equate the gravitas of GWs life-or-death call back then for a boots-on-the-ground War on Terror with the relative weightlessness of Obama's poll-tested, feel-good call today for a renewed commitment to community service. Not to mention the irony of sly-as-a-fox "Truther" Van Jones being put in charge of the henhouse.