|Posted by Fluffyman on September 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM|
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One year ago I wrote a scathing critique of those who exploit the images of 9/11 Workers and victims while at the same time voting down stuff like the James Zadgroda act that actually helps them recover. But even still a year after that rant it still feels the memories of the fallen and the suffering are being pissed on.
How about the One World Trade Center (Formerly known as the Freedom Tower) being constructed around Ground Zero? Yeah seems like a good thing, but one thing that is being disputed is the whole funding for it with how much money it’s costing, how much it is costing the taxpayers and how the disputes have been taking a toll away from those who are still suffering from the chemicals of the fallen towers, not to mention some still waiting for relief promised in 2010 with a decision to cover cancers linked to the attacks only recently being considered. Here’s a bit of a breakdown of what the hell is going on with the funding of the tower construction from Reason.tv.
A whole lot of money being disputed over a memorial to the fallen, you would have thought that people would be more united over trying to get some sort of honor out, but it seems more to me an attempt to profit over tragedy. Things are fucked up when there is more concern for a massive memorial as opposed to those who have been part of the basis for it are still alive.
Just like the last time I talked about GOP senators, it seems these people that have also forgotten what it means to “Never Forget.” What “Never Forget” means to me, isn’t a Patriotic fervor to try to push us into other costly conflicts and abuse of Civil Liberties, but rather a way to remind ourselves both the best (The First Responders) and worst (The Hijackers) by which man is capable of. To never forget how many lives had perished on that day and how the effects are still being felt to this day, like the aforementioned chemicals that have hospitalized and killed people even long after the attacks.
When politicians and corporations keep on trying to find ways to pilfer tragedy into profit, when they use the very images to try to push something that infringes the rights on others, when they think that making money is more important than the lives of the innocents and heroes affected directly by the attacks, then they have truly forgotten. What is the weight of billions worth of construction compared to the life of people who have suffered from the fallout of what was destroyed in that exact place?
I know there is no easy answer to everything, but I cannot believe it took nearly 11 fucking years for there to be any serious talk about helping the people who deserved help. And when the memorial and the towers (Especially the tall one) are done at Ground Zero, what would it mean then? What honestly does it say by and large about us, if we still think that it’s more important to get done than helping others?
It’s just something to ponder, and I don’t think it is as clear cut as the truthers think it is. Greed can mean many things with regards to this as well as the wars that are still going on but I don’t see any of them leading to the awful conspiracy that America caused the September 11th attacks. People can be bastards, but I don’t see the shameless profiteering as a confirmation that our own government orchestrated a tragedy, more about their skewed morality if anything. As I’ve said before, we do want answers but valid ones, not whatever the truthers try to push as the truth.
Just like last time I am interested in hearing what others can weigh in on the issues still facing us after September 11th. If you do, don’t hesitate to comment.
End of Rant