10 September 2011

I am sick of the 9/11 coverage. It was a moment, we all felt it, and reliving it in the shortest possible clip of a plane crashing into a building and exploding played over and over feels sick. So, for that matter, do the memorials, marking the landscape into perpetuity. Isn't this what fuels the insurgency in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan still, a persistent feeling of being wronged? To say nothing of the infinite cycle of reprisals in the Middle East. That stuff is fucked up, and this whole thing as a justification for war (and if we can't find allies they'll nonetheless lend us credit enough to bankrupt our largest economy in the world!) reveals a stupendous lack of imagination, and of decency.

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