Saturday, September 30, 2006

More masochistic bullshit

As I've pointed out before, there seems to be a tendency, peculiar to our civilization and culture, to navel-gaze, second guess, and otherwise hinder ourselves at every turn. The latest example of this comes from an Arizona memorial to the events of September 11th. According to the Arizona Gov., the quotes are being taken out of context. Let's look at said quotes, shall we?

"The memorial includes lines such as "You don't win battles of terrorism with more battles"; "Congress questions why CIA & FBI didn't prevent attacks"; and "Erroneous US air strike kills 46 Uruzgan (Afghani) citizens."

Right. I think we need to update the Pearl Harbor Memorial. It's kind of plain, doesn't convey the full "context" of the entire event. Here are my suggestions..."You don't win wars by fighting more battles." "Congress questions why the Army and Navy didn't prevent attack on Pearl." "Intentional Allied airstrike on Dresden kills over 25,000 civilians."

Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

This bullshit simply has to stop.