Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Flight 93 Memorial needs exposure, as in needs to be exposed.


Mark Steyn speaks on the cultural atrocity about to be comitted in a field in Pennsylvania, called the Crescent of Embrace.

Four years on, plans for the Flight 93 National Memorial have now been revealed. The winning design, chosen from 1,011 entries, will be built in that pasture in Pennsylvania where those heroes died. The memorial is called “The Crescent of Embrace”.

That sounds like a fabulous winning entry - in a competition to create a note-perfect parody of effete multicultural responses to terrorism. Indeed, if anything, it’s too perfect a parody: the “embrace” is just the usual huggy-weepy reconciliatory boilerplate, but the “crescent” transforms its generic cultural abasement into something truly spectacular. In the design plans, “The Crescent of Embrace” looks more like the embrace of the Crescent – ie, Islam. After all, what better way to demonstrate your willingness to “embrace” your enemies than by erecting a giant Islamic crescent at the site of the day’s most unambiguous episode of American heroism?

Mark goes on to rip the weepy MultiCulti shitheels a new one. 
Most of us are all but resigned to losing New York’s Ground Zero memorial to a pile of non-judgmental if not explicitly anti-American pap: The minute you involve big-city politicians and foundations and funding bodies and “artists” you’re on an express chute to the default mode of the cultural elite. But surely it’s not too much to hope that in Pennsylvania the very precise, specific, individual, human scale of one great act of American heroism need not be buried under another soggy dollop of generic prettified passivity. A culture that goes to such perverse lengths to disdain its heroes cannot survive and doesn’t deserve to.
Rush Limbaugh proposes rebuilding the Twin Towers one foot higher.  At the time I proposed a statue of Athena in the act of hurling a spear aimed right at Mecca, a statue big enough to have a full sized F-15 Eagle for a spear point.  I think a smaller such statue should be erected in the field in Pennsylvania, maybe only 100 feet tall, with the entire passenger list and crew of Flight 93 holding the next spear for her.

That would be much more to the point.

The Phantom Architect

No comments: