How can we even begin to respond to Campus Progress’ offensive,
libelous attacking of the 9/11: Never Forget Project?
Campus Progress is a project bankrolled by the liberal think
tank Center for American Progress and reaches out to statist young people to, “help
them to make their voices heard.” Uh-huh.
If writing a hateful,
vitriolic blog post about a widely celebrated project to remember the victims
of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is how they make their voices heard, then perhaps
the Center for American Progress should think about investing their money
The blog post cites the Campus Conservative Battle Plan,
which highlights the 9/11: Never Forget Projectas the main event for September. Apparently, the group has a problem with what actually occurred.
From the blog post: “… the images of smoke billowing out of the World Trade Center,
bloodied people covered in soot, stunned firefighters, and smoldering plane
fuselage in the middle of a Pennsylvania field … for lack of a better term, ‘9/11
“Porn,” is the term they chose to describe archival images. This
is quite possibly the best example of a liberal group seeking to whitewash the
memory of 9/11 to date – actual images and video is categorized as pornography.
I suppose the news should stop covering the 5th anniversary of Hurricane
Katrina by showing actual images from that event, the Holocaust Museum should
be closed, and the History Channel should be taken of the air. Using Campus
Progress’ logic, all of that is pornography.
The irony in Campus Progress’ blog post is that they
offhandedly accuse the Foundation of using the 9/11: Never Forget Project as a “rallying cry,” while writing a
blog post to incite outrage among its readers. Liberal hypocrisy at its finest,
Whenever someone, or some group, attacks the 9/11: Never Forget Project, it is
important to look back at this quote. The name will be kept anonymous to protect
identity, but I will say the person is a 9/11 widow:
“...My husband, the father of my two
children, was killed in the World Trade Center that morning. We have since
relocated to North Carolina, but living away from where the tragedy happened
there are not many opportunities/memorials to go to to reflect on what happened
I will never forget what
happened that day, but I am so glad that UNC-Chapel Hill, and all of the
students who participate at various schools, take the time to do this so others
can be reminded that lives were lost and that a tragedy did happen.”
That quote right there is why hundreds of college and
high school campuses do the 9/11: Never
Forget Project every year. Simple as that.
The liberal "THiNKMagazine," a statist publication funded by Campus Progress (which is funded by the Center for American Progress) joined in the fight to censor 9/11 today:
This is part of a larger part of an effort to whitewash the anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Read more about that effort by clicking here .